I Need My Leaves Done by Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Darryl G, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,764

    I missed that one, was it left by the watercooler?
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Yup, maybe it fell in?
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  3. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    If I get a call for a clean up or other work and I go out and meet the client for the estimate, I end it, with that I need a $25.00 N/R deposit to schedule.

    That way If someone else shows up, I know they are committed and serious. If they have someone else do the work after the deposit is given, then I just received an "Estimate Fee". Also,doing that tells me who the tire kickers are and/or lets me know there might be an objection that needs answering.
  4. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    My mom always tells me....a problem on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. its so true!
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I used to have that saying up on my office wall, just a little different. A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

    The job went pretty well. My son made $350 for a few hours of work, the lady said it looks fantastic and wants me back in the spring. I'm not sure I want the job, but it's an opportunity. It was a good reminder for me of what a pain in the a$$ doing a leaf cleanup on an overgrown lawn is too.

    I did end up spending a little more time helping him than I planned, but it was nice to work with him again...we work well together. He worked with me for 4 summers but I worked with his younger brother instead this last summer.

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