Bahia lawn that another LS member gave me two years ago after/as they retired because I guess he liked me. I stop mowing the lawn early to mid October and will mow it for the first time again this year next week but have collected checks from the lady.....picked up her neighbor this year too for just the front lawn with no trimming or edging. Takes a extra 2 minutes of mowing maybe. Total for these two accounts is $150 a month. In the heat of the summer they both take me and a helper less than 12 minutes form dropping the gate to pulling off and they are between two existing customers properties so we were driving by them anyway.What is your best account?
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My best account is the one who pays on time, and accepts my suggestions to maintain his property without debating or whining about cost.
A great supplier does not try to sell me what is trendy or popular. He keeps in his inventory what works. Locally, I am known as the LCO that uses odd or less common products, or products that are normally only used by Ag/nursery. I would probably be your dream customer, because I order all of the expensive stuff. I also apply those products correctly as well. It is not applied per gallon, it is applied per acre or 1000 sq ft through precision equipment. I have two suppliers in my area that fit my needs. The other one is the total opposite of what I need in a supplier.From a supplier point of view. A good customer is one who is not afraid to ask a question. A great one will actually listen to the answer and not argue and cry if it is no the answer that they want to hear. Also it is great when they understand that it is not the cost per bag/bottle, it is the cost per thousand square ft. Calibrated equipment is always a plus. I really can't tell you how much to put in your tank if you have no idea how many gallons per thousand you are spraying...sorry.
To you guys, what makes a great supplier?