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Forum: General Talk Today, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By stevef1201
I can't ridicule you for that My first year I...

I can't ridicule you for that My first year I just dropped what ever rate sounded good. I kept track of time, equipment needed, cost of dumping etc. Now my prices reflect my real costs, I work less...
Forum: General Talk Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By stevef1201
All I can say is don't get csaught. those damn...

All I can say is don't get csaught. those damn carb compliant pos are required to keep you bast rds from causing global warming. (Of course all federal agencies are exempt)
Forum: General Talk Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By stevef1201
I was asked why my price was so much higher than...

I was asked why my price was so much higher than they paid last year. I told them my mowers cost 12000, my trimmer was 300, my edger was 260, my blower was 300, my trailer was 1600. All that stuff...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By stevef1201
Here is my contract for residential mowing...

Here is my contract for residential mowing customers "Just so we both understand you want (this is where I cover the work to be done) Each week. That will be x per visit, If your not home you can...
Forum: General Talk Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By stevef1201
OK Here-I specify that because where you are may...

OK

Here-I specify that because where you are may be different
Here I do 40 to 42 cuts per year.
Hedges are quarterly
If you 'mulch' leaves during the winter fall and spring clean up is nothing.
I...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By stevef1201
cannot reply to that specific question, but I...

cannot reply to that specific question, but I know that parts are available from other sources than the 'dealer'. I get most belts from tractor supply, bearings from NAPA, blades from the flea...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 08-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By stevef1201
Without knowing your cost your screwed. Bid...

Without knowing your cost your screwed.

Bid should be x hours of cutting and loading
travel to dump
dump fee

example
2 hours on site @ 50 per hour
20 miles to dump @ 1 per mile
dump fee @ 50
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By stevef1201
Not if don't speaka de englishhhh

Not if don't speaka de englishhhh
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By stevef1201
Under the US LABOR LAWS this is illegal. You must...

Under the US LABOR LAWS this is illegal. You must pay them exactly the number of hours they work. Including any time that you require them to be 'there' (at the shop etc) before or after they finish...
Forum: General Talk 08-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By stevef1201
go hit the garage/yard sales and find the old...

go hit the garage/yard sales and find the old style ones. the new ones SUCK
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 08-16-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By stevef1201
Just remember the cheap azzews are the ones who...

Just remember the cheap azzews are the ones who will want champagne work for an o'douls budget. It might cost you more in the long run while they hitpick every little thing.
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By stevef1201
Year Long Lawns I love your lawn as you do!

Year Long Lawns
I love your lawn as you do!
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By stevef1201
Tried that years ago-people kept calling about...

Tried that years ago-people kept calling about managing their rental property.
here we have pro-lawn, precision lawn, used to have one called grass roots.
Am looking for something simple to remember,...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By stevef1201
That's what I thought of sunshine too

That's what I thought of sunshine too
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By stevef1201
New name help

Am going to change my business name
something a little better than Joe's Mowing
Thoughts are
Sunshine Turf Service
Sunshine Lawn Service
County Lawn Service

A tag line of
We love your yard as you...
Forum: Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 08-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By stevef1201
It all depends what I am doing. Grinding,...

It all depends what I am doing. Grinding, drilling etc are power tools. Running some screws, or easy work like drilling wood battery tools work fine. I use DEWalt, I have used DeWalt for 15 years...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-07-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By stevef1201
1. Sign the contracts 2. Go to the bank and get a...

1. Sign the contracts
2. Go to the bank and get a loan to cover purchase of all equipment needed, and the cost to operate for 5 months. (fuel insurance helpers wages YOUR wages, taxes etc)
3 Hire...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By stevef1201
Re reading this whole post reminded me of...

Re reading this whole post reminded me of something I saw, I cannot remember where, it might have been on this forum. A post card that details how non insured LCO can cost the homeowner a fortune in...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 08-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By stevef1201
Just remember that you get what you pay for. Pay...

Just remember that you get what you pay for. Pay sh1t, get sh1t. I occasionally hire temp help to do big hedge jobs. I pay the 75 bucks each for the day. (figure 6 to 8 hours) I pick them up...
Forum: General Talk 08-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By stevef1201
and what is the cost of the timer?

and what is the cost of the timer?
Forum: General Talk 08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By stevef1201
I watched a company drive several huge trucks,...

I watched a company drive several huge trucks, cranes, equipment trailers pick up etc drive over a area I know to be swampy. They started with 'mats'. Now these were HEAVY. 3/4 ply and 2x 6...
Forum: General Business Discussions 08-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By stevef1201
I have a late fee of 10% minimum of 20 per week...

I have a late fee of 10% minimum of 20 per week late. I stop work 7 days after due date, start collection 30 days after ldue date. Of course that only works if you have a WRITTEN CONTRACT.
Forum: General Talk 08-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By stevef1201
I would 'just chill', Get on business, and when...

I would 'just chill', Get on business, and when he called and said come do this tomorrow-tell him to 'just chill' you might be able to get to him next week or so. F@ck him, He is not your only...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 08-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By stevef1201
Register your name with the state, this may...

Register your name with the state, this may require a llc or corporation. When SHE tries to sue you , you have the state registered name, and 10 years of dba to back up your claim to the name.
Forum: Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 08-02-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By stevef1201
Yowza that looks good

Yowza that looks good
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