have you ever estimated for, or worked for a former lco? over, like the last 2 yrs, i've gone on estimates for work at 5-6 former lawn boys homes. it doesn't turn out well at all. you see, these people all "used to be" in this business. here are the problems i've encountered with them: all of them said my prices are too high. one of them wanted to "be there to supervise" when i came by to do the initial work. he also suggested that by not bagging the clippings, it raises the level of the property. another thought it was unfair to charge for leaf cleanup in the fall, insisting that "all i have to do, is suck them up with the mower, what's the big deal?" another thought that i should keep the beds weeded as part of the weekly mowing, at no additional fee, after all, "that's the way i used to do it." another suggested that i didn't have the proper equipment. and yet another, wanted it cut, "when i call you." what did all these people have in common? they were all former lco owners, and they all, failed. yet, they did not even understand why they failed, they wanted me, to make the same mistakes, they made. ever quote for, or do work for, a former lco?