What do I charge for toy removal from the roof??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LakeMurrayLawns, May 13, 2004.

  1. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I was cutting one of my residential accounts today and their 4 year old flew his cardboard airplane onto the roof.. I saw the misses on top of a latter with a toy hockey stick trying to knock it off. Being the southern gentleman I am I had to stop mowing and go assist. She actually offered to pay extra for the help. I figured it would just be better left as gratus so the next time someone stops by and trys to undercut me they might remember a good deed done.

    Anyone have any similar instances.
  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Sounds like you did a good thing LML. Im sure she appreciates that & thinks highly of you. I stopped & helped a very good customer who had recent knee surgery get her outside furnature pads down from her second floor over garage storage. I think it seperates us smaller more personal lawncare guys from the larger "to big to care" lawncare companys.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I wouldn't charge anything unless it started to be a frequent occurrence.
  4. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    keep up the good work
  5. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Messages: 105

    Ever needed help and had a friend offer his or her assistance? Did you get a bill from them later? Life is not about money, it is about being a good person. If they offer money for assistance then maybe add on, if you offer to help consider it a deed well done. It always seems to come back in Spades. I always offer help to those that need it.If they ask "What do I owe you?" I tell them "if you see someone in need of help then help them, that is all I can ask because it might be me or one of my family."

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