Lesco vs John Deere Landscapes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by 101 Lawn Care, May 27, 2013.

  1. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My local guys here in NE Wisconsin have always been great. But many times their hands were tied by Lesco. And now even more by JDL. Some things the company does just does not make good sense. Allot of times it seems the corporate guys are out of touch with what really goes on in the field.
  2. Mow-Town

    Mow-Town LawnSite Member
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    I have been dealing with Green Resource here in the Raleigh/Garner area. I can agree they are great.... I also have the luxury of having Agri Supply directly across the street from Green Resource so I can price match and compare fairly easily.
  3. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
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    I forget the guys names but the older guy that's there is awesome. That younger guy really doesn't know much at least when I've dealt with him but at least he admits it and will call the manager for help if he doesn't know.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,546

    All down hill in Austin, they had a nice pull through building with two experts. Now it is in a little building with irritation and no experienced guy. And the computer system is poor. They lost about 75 percent of business to ewing.
  5. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Which store do you go to? The guys in Cumming and Alpharetta are amazing
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  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    The one off McFarland on Trotters parkway. Both of the guys there are very knowledgeable and recognize me whenever I come in. I don't have to tell them my account info anymore.

    There used to be a store about a mile up the road from my house in Ball Ground. Sucked when they closed it down.
  7. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya that one is right down the street from my house. Those guys have always been amazing. They sold me my first mower when I was 16, then after that, they always let me buy whatever I wanted. My senior year in high school I was being harassed by a client who insisted that my mower caused her lawn to have weeds, I told the guys at lesco and they called her for me and pretty much told her to get a life and stop trying to scam a kid. That was 10 years ago so I have no idea if the same guys work there, but the guys match your description. Next time you're in the area go towards highway 9 and stop by BB's bagels and equiptech.

    I wish I knew who you were a couple weeks ago, I turned down 3 houses in white columns bc it's about an hour drive round trip for me. It would have been nice to recommend someone
  8. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    They're great guys there. I started going there when they closed the Ball Ground location.

    I've been by equiptech a few times to buy parts when I'm in the area. Haha I pass by white columns every day on my way to/from the office for my other job. Did you know Cadillac Jack from Kicks 101.5 lives in there? I heard him say that on the radio one time.
  9. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't doubt it. Do you do any work in hawks ridge? When I was taking classes at Lanier tech for horticulture we took a tour of John smoltz' s yard. The guy built a multi hole golf course, baseball field with artificial turf, and basketball court in his own back yard. He did all the work himself too.
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