Why do ppls do this?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by topsites, May 22, 2005.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Well don't forget to mention that I cut 10 yards/day and have 50+ grass accounts and gross 1000 dollars every 3-4 days by myself. Don't forget this is sustained day after day, week after week, and month after month. And don't forget my 2 bmw's are paid for and my house is paid off so there is no mortgage payments... Yeah lets not forget all my equipment is paid for (including the truck), and I have no outstanding balances.
    Don't forget that because maybe I can afford to pay for damages or to hire the lawyer.

    Now one more time: Insurance is not required by law.
    If you carry it, maybe it's because you need it.
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    The best way to grow is do good work and gain customers by word of mouth or people seeing your work first hand. I have found that 90% of people who are referred or stop me while working will sign on for service and at a no haggle price. These people know what they are buying by being told by a friend or seeing first hand with their own eyes. You my friend are missing out on the best form of advertising. You should be excited that someone seen you working and decided to stop (taking their time and energy as well) and asking you for an estimate. It is your fault you don't see the potential of actually following through with their request and leaving one. How do ever plan of getting 2, 3, or more properties lined up on one street? Are you hoping the neighbors of current customer just happen to stumble across your yellow page ad? You should have your truck lettered so the neighbors can just write the info down and call you, but I don't see what the difference between a phone call or personal contact is.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    To be blunt, the difference is in the amount of my weekly deposits to the bank.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    So you have 2 cars and a home that are paid for and no ins? That seems quite stupid. Did you get rid of the thunderbird with the leaky gas tank, or is that paid for also?
  5. two_planks

    two_planks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    First of your not a very good troll, put a little more effort into it man. Second, anyone that talks to someone, goes to their property and gives an estimate, but doesn't leave an estimate or at least call the person with a price is a fuggin moron. Moron.
  6. StealthDT

    StealthDT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    No wonder you do it yourself, with your social skills you couldn't keep a crew. I bet you change your tune on insurance when, not if, something happens. My workmans comp paid out $66,000 to one of my workers who got hit by someone elses car on the job.
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    What's this........ :waving: ?? That's topsites waving goodbye to his house and BMW's (yeah right!) when he puts someones eye out!
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    Unbeleivable.... You are telling me that after 4 years you paid for 2 BMW's, a house, truck, and all equipment cutting 50 lawns (not yards as you put it) a week grossing 1K every 4 days. First off I wouldn't be bragging about your weekly deposits off of 50 lawns at a little over 1K (gross) a week. Secondly I would not expect people to believe you have paid for everything you have from cutting lawns for 4 years. Honestly with those numbers I can't see how you can afford the yellow page ad! You should be praying that people see you on the street and ask you to work for them. You might have money from somewhere else but don't try to con all the members who have experience in owning a lawn care business that your business is the reason you have this so called fortune.
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Your numbers do not compute topsides,you lie like a dog.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    And Im in Va also and a 30 -35 week cutting season is all there is, and 3 years ago it wasnt a 20 week season it was so dry

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