I wanted to ask you guys opinion about a question I have. First off about me, I've always enjoyed mowing and have been helping a guy that has a lot of accounts off and on and before that helped another buddy who had his own business a few years back. Well I finally bought a commercial mower and am going to be doing some lawn care on my own after the request of some of the people in my neighborhood to take care of their yards. Well I am lucky enough to have a job with a schedule that allows me plenty of time to offer lawn services. I have been reading here pretty heavy for the last couple of months because I want to learn how to really take care of a lawn overall as I am also in the process over the last year of totally redoing my own lawn. On to my question, there is a guy locally that is selling his business that has approximately 50 accounts and well I obviously don't need his equipment but was wanting to try and get some of his clients. I spoke with him and he wants to keep the whole deal together as a "package" with his clients and his equipment. I know what will happen is some jack leg will buy everything and get his customers and probably do a shoddy job. I actually care about taking care of people's yards and take pride in my work. I was wondering how I can approach him and convince him to please allow me to take over some of his clients and provide them with a service that is good and someone that will actually take care of his customers. He has been with most of them between 5-10 years so I would like to think they are good customers and would like to offer them someone that is dependable and will do quality work. What are some of your opinions on how to go about this? Thank you in advance for your thoughts and input!