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Oh man, my repair shop is calling it quits..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Carolina Cutter, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    My go to guy for my repairs is calling it quits. Well, actually his boss has decided to close the repair shop. Not bringing in the $$$ he thought it would. This is going to be a really bad thing for me due to the fact that he would always push my stuff to the front of the line because I do it as a living. Going to try and see if I can get him to still do repairs for me...wish me luck!

    So, has this ever happened to you? ;)
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Nope, and that would be absolutely the LAST thing I would ever want to happen to me. Good Luck!
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Yea, I agree....hard to get a good relationship with someone like that.
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Yah, go to 2 different places...

    Thats what I do, I do a little ehre and little there..
  5. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    So why can't you get the guy's home phone number and have him work on it there? You should have enough backup equipment so you don't have to be down, waiting for a repair to be done before go back to work anyway. The cost of backup equipment is part of the cost of doing business.
  6. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    There used to be a shop there in Carthage.. next to Southern States Feed store. He still in biz there?
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    same thing has happened here.
    take a small engine repair class.
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    where do you people live...the desert ? there's 5 OEM dealers/Repair Shops within 20 min. drive Here....thanks Be to God I don't live in the Sticks.
  9. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Hmmm... this seems kind of ironic that you are worrying about something like this, given a post made by you earlier in the "local shop labor rates" thread.. went something like this:

    "You need to make the annual trip to Agri Supply with me in the spring. Air filters, oil filters, blades much cheaper than the dealer.

    Heck.....a set of blades for my metro are only about $12.....dealer can't touch that."

    And an excerpt from your post in this thread "Not bringing in the $$$ he thought it would.".

    Well, I guess not if you were purchasing your parts elsewhere.. probably made it a little difficult just doing your service for you without being able to sell you any common parts.

    And, I'm not trying to catch myself on fire here.. just thought your two posts were a little ironic. You are fraught with worry over his closing.. but in a small way helped cause him to close.
  10. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Well actually no. He knows that I make the run to get the parts at one time during the spring so that was never an issue. Heck, he even told me to go get them there because of the mark up that he was having to put on them. Besides.....he and I are friends from way back (another type of business actually) and we have always wanted to see each other succed. And secondly, I do try and do all my own preventitive maintenance on my equipment so that I do not need his services......HOWEVER.......I do a lot of referal business for him to the local area. If I knew I wasn't going to get someone as a customer and they asked me for a good service person his card always came out.

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