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Phone Call Today

aperfectlawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Jonesboro, AR
The last 2 nights i have put out over 500 flyers. Today I get 2 phone calls?
The first guy asks 3 questions:
1. Do I have a license to work in the city?
2. Do I have a license with the state plant board?
3. Do I have insurance.
The second guy calls 15 minutes later and asks for an estimate for a first of the year mowing. Before I can say anything else he asks if i have a riding mower that bags. I said no, but i do have two push mowers that bag. He says ok thank you and hangs up.

I think the first call was from another lawn care company being rude. Because he knew everything you need to have to have a lawn care business in Arkansas. I think the second call was his buddy just asking what I have.
What do you think these phone calls were about? I am pissed.
 

ipm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Atlanta, Ga.
You need to ask yourself. "Do I have time to worry about these phone calls?"

Get out more flyers and decrease your odds of BS.
 
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aperfectlawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Jonesboro, AR
I do have caller-id. The first call was a cell phone. The second call was from a house. My friend works at the cell phone place the number is from. I plan on asking him to give me a name with the number. My wife has a book at her work called a "cris-cross" you can have someones telephone number and it will give you a name and an address.
 

Flipperneck

LawnSite Member
Location
New Brighton, MN
Put the numbers into google and search. But some people do prefer one kind of mower on their lawn over others. The guy I used to work for we had to used what the customer wanted sometimes over what was efficiant but he charged accordingly.
 


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