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Looking for thread about going broke in lawncare.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BigGreen1, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,557

    He talks about getting into seal coating and seems like he has had more success with that.
    oqueoque likes this.
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,843

    Just be cautious, a lot of what went wrong was his own fault, not everyone else's as he makes it out to be. Especially if you read between the lines.
    Love the Green Biz and oqueoque like this.
  3. whammer33024

    whammer33024 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    mark, if you're ever in north iowa look me up. i'd like to buy you a beer
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,843

    Are you in the wooden shoe section of northern Iowa?
  5. whammer33024

    whammer33024 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    haha not quite. there are some areas about an hour away from me that are like that...but my area is not. I35 literally runs through my town. my actual town is a touristy place and actually doubles in population during the summer. lots of rich folk have summer homes here on the lake
    Mark Oomkes likes this.
  6. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,814

    Yeah good luck with that. Im still waiting for him to come to North Jersey. I think I owe him a 30 pack or bottle of something by now...
  7. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Silver Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 2,268

    Sounds like you two need to make the drive to grand rapids!
  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,620

    Are there houses there like this?
    GrassManKzoo, hort101 and Mark Oomkes like this.
  9. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,369

    @oqueoque Nice job finding that thread. I searched but came up empty.
    Upon reading his post one thing hit me as a red flag of sorts.
    He said "You get 2 customers a week that for whatever reason arent happy and you give them a free cut to shut them up."
    Ah, no. He should have rectified the issue with the customer but no free cuts.
    But it sounds like the real reason it did not work out for him was "I also realized i didnt like the business anymore."
    Maybe it got the best of him but if his heart and mind were not into it, the struggling business was doomed.
    AI Inc and Fresh_Cut like this.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,843

    Nothing personal, but I hope to never visit Jersey.

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