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winter watch who does them?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by noseha, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    I was talking on a post to a fellow lawn guy about this who does it? what do you charge? and tips
  2. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

  3. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    What the hell is a "winter watch"????
  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Yea what is a winter watch?
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    I think he means watching houses for homeowners who are away for the winter. I believe ECS does this as part of his business.
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    if this is what a "winter watch" is then is there money in it
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Sure you won't get rich quick, but it would help, winter months are notoriously slow anyhow.
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    well if someone asks wed do it dont think its something id advertise for though
  9. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    ya, that is it and no one does it. from what it looks like, I do about 1/4 of my winter income
  10. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Yes, that is part of my business. There is good money in it and lots of inside side work generated as a result. My goal is to get a lot more of these. I would like to have 3 or 4 times the the amount we are doing now. I do not want to depend on snow to survive in the winter, but instead have the snow part be all extra $$ for me. Right now we have 11 weekly, 1 that is twice a month, 1 when the temps get real low and 1 that I only do when the alarm company calls. I can do all of these in less than one full day right now. Make sure you have insurance to go into the homes as well. As I am plowing and shoveling their drive/sidewalks, my wife is doing the house check. Saves a lot of time and driving, killing two birds with one stone so to speak.

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