Has anyone ever called another Lawn Service to get a reference on a customer? I am going on a large commercial estimate tomorrow in an industrial park. This company called me last year and gave me the name of the company that used to service the property. The manager told me that the owner told her he was going out of business, and could no longer service the property. Well the kicker is I know darn well he did not go out of business, as I see him everywhere. So he must have told them that to drop the account on good terms. We wave to eachother when we see eachother, but I have never met the guy. Any way last year I had an appointment to bid the same property, and before I got to the manager called to tell me they had already hired another service. So I never got to bid it last year. This year she calls and is looking for a new service. So If I get this I will be the 3rd LCO in 3 years. There must be a reason they are going through companies so fast. The thing is this is a very desirable account to me. At least 3 acres, a large pond, lots of nice landscaping. The place looks like a park. Do any of you guys think it would be odd to call their old service and ask whats up?