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What service or tools have you dropped from service?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by No gloves, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    What services have you dropped over the years that have benefited you?what tools?for me I'm very happy I quit using a ladder.anything I can't get with pole saw is tree services problem.no more worrying about,"can you just stand on the very top and stretch as high as you can to saw off that tiny twig".interested to hear from you all.thank you
     
  2. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,235

    Ladder and brush hog.

    I have a really nice ladder but I don’t miss it being on the truck at all.

    Brush hogging is just such a low margin that I quit offering it. There are occasions when I’ll use it but not a regular service. I only use it on cleanups now and do not actively market that service.
     
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  3. KUMA01

    KUMA01 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,228

    Dropped mowing except 4 properties all these properties are $400.00 a cut plus so I make good money there but no mowing tons of residential accounts having to deal with locked gates, picking up checks at odd times or waiting to get paid. Less of a commitment having to show up at little suzies on Wednesday after 1pm ect. And it’s low margin except for the 4 properties I still cut.
     
  4. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,553

    I tried pressure washing for awhile. In one specfic neighborhood another company came in and was charging 1/2 what I was.
     
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  5. OP
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    No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    yea don't understand why people put up with ladders
     
  6. OP
    OP
    No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    So what's the majority of your work?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I done it twice.once it took to long,other time people wanted me to blast the paint job on their house. I saw paint coming off and they didn't seem to care,but home paint jobs are a pain and expensive so I'd rather not pressure wash.
     
  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 8,247

    I've stop doing overgrown clean ups. It's always a pita and the clients are usually flakes.

    Hardscapes always end up being more work then what I want to do solo and take me to long to do.
     
  9. KUMA01

    KUMA01 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,228

    Fine gardening for estates, tearing out old landscapes and installing new ones, hardscaping, and tree work.
     
  10. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,526

    ^ aka where the money is! Same here I am subbing out all mowing for 2020 and focusing on putting the skid and mini skid to work. Buying a mini ex this spring
     
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