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First time doing the dirty work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jtrice11, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Had a customer 3 months behind in payments. His income is right around 74K A MONTH! Last week I talked to his wife and got the "the check is in the mail" routine. This week, no check. Called and told him I wouldn't be servicing his property today because of no payment. Phone rang 3 minutes later...."please do my yard today, I'll havea check in the envelope on the front door. Whew, he was into me for $1800 bucks, thought I might get stiffed.
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    was that just lawn care? or did you do some extras?

    i go 2 months tops. its common with some customers to pay 2 at a time. aftet that, you should sense the Red Flag in your head.
  3. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Its lawn maintenance, pruning (112 bushes) , spring/fall clean up.

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