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Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 10-20-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,168
Posted By Moki
Bidding on townhouse complexes can be...

Bidding on townhouse complexes can be intimidating especially if there is a lot of competition in your area.

I read somewhere that to make it in this industry you need to invoice out $97.00/hr = to...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 10-17-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,168
Posted By Moki
WOW does this thread take me back... Has it been...

WOW does this thread take me back...

Has it been that long already?

I am the sole proprietor and I have a team.

Here is a bit of what I have been up to =

I won the 110 townhouse complex 12 month...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 03-04-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By Moki
I know this is a very old thread but thought I'd...

I know this is a very old thread but thought I'd bump it cause I am dealing with this all of the time.

The products discussed above work but that is to kill off the moss.

To prevent it from coming...
Forum: General Business Discussions 03-04-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By Moki
I started my business with ads in the local paper...

I started my business with ads in the local paper with 10% discounts for seniors.

When Nov came around I also included 10% off for veterans as well.

I now give a fair price and do extras instead of...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-11-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Moki
Here is one of the first and best rules of small...

Here is one of the first and best rules of small business.

I have known this rule for over 30 years and seen it work time and again I first learnt about it in a course I took called "starting a...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-10-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Moki
I will most definitely continue to use my...

I will most definitely continue to use my accountant she has given me so much peace of mind that even though she is moving this spring to appr 4 hrs drive from me I will ship my paperwork to her....
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Moki
For me biggest issue was lack of time I was...

For me biggest issue was lack of time

I was either working or falling asleep on the couch after dinner

Being clueless on how to do the books properly was the second biggest issue
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Moki
Myself it all comes down to pricing on if I buy...

Myself it all comes down to pricing on if I buy new or used and I'm in Canada so pay in Canadian funds.

When I first started and had no spare money I bought a used 6'x12' trailer for $1100.00 a year...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-06-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By Moki
I'm in the BC Fraser Valley started my grounds...

I'm in the BC Fraser Valley started my grounds care, pressure/hand washing business 3 1/2 years ago now.

I just registered a name and got a HST # (now GST) and went to work.

Weather here is usually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 02-06-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Moki
Thats cool... I just set up my own website thru...

Thats cool...

I just set up my own website thru VistaPrints is costing me $3.00/month Canadian funds for 12 months with the first 2 months free it then jumps to $5.00/month after that.

I don't get...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,779
Posted By Moki
I have to ask you guys that never cut in the...

I have to ask you guys that never cut in the rain...

What do you do when your grass is growing 3" - 4" a week and you have complexes that have to be mowed and it has barely stopped raining for 3...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,779
Posted By Moki
My week is booked so solid that we have no choice...

My week is booked so solid that we have no choice but to cut the lawns or fall so far behind it would take a miracle to catch up or I'd have to hire more employees.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,779
Posted By Moki
We only stop if it is a torrential downpour and...

We only stop if it is a torrential downpour and we start up again as soon as it stops.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 05-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Moki
Is over watering an issue? My understanding is...

Is over watering an issue?

My understanding is if the seed is not constantly wet it will not germinate.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 05-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,646
Posted By Moki
This 14,000 lbs dump trailer is perfect for me...

This 14,000 lbs dump trailer is perfect for me and one of the more common sizes used in my area my non-dump trailer is 6.8' X 16' 7000 lbs GVW tandem axle ramp tailgate I use this one to get my...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-08-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,621
Posted By Moki
Not that I am aware of at least not around here.

Not that I am aware of at least not around here.
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-07-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,621
Posted By Moki
Its not just that it is a soft wood Cottonwood...

Its not just that it is a soft wood Cottonwood just doesn't burn very well at all I believe it is used in pulp for paper etc.

No one would buy it again from you if you sold it to them the first...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-06-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,621
Posted By Moki
Tree in the picture is a Cottonwood tree they are...

Tree in the picture is a Cottonwood tree they are a very soft wood = no good for fire wood.

I get rid of it all at the green waste dump this wood will be ground into aged/compost mulch.

Last year...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By Moki
I feel my pricing is very fair and would have a...

I feel my pricing is very fair and would have a hard time justifying billing more for what I do even if it was a flat rate.

I have never had a customer complain that I was charging to much.

Billing...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,621
Posted By Moki
Most definitely. I/my team have always...

Most definitely.

I/my team have always cut/chopped up and removed the waste even when all I had was a 4' x 8' trailer.

I am always thinking liability = either the customer pays the faller I use...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-05-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By Moki
I do most of my mulch work for the townhouse...

I do most of my mulch work for the townhouse complexes and the old folks hospital I do.

The hospital 2 years ago was 85 yards of mulch dropped off by dump truck we moved it all by shovel that job...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,992
Posted By Moki
Ooops just read my post it reads that I am...

Ooops just read my post it reads that I am washing/cleaning 110 gutters what meant is the entire townhouse = vinyl siding/windows etc job is a very fair $15000.00 contract.

Also other than 3...
Forum: General Business Discussions 02-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,992
Posted By Moki
I plan on expanding again but that's really not...

I plan on expanding again but that's really not new news I have been working on expanding since I started the business Sept 1 two years five months ago.

I started by putting fall clean up ads in the...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-04-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,621
Posted By Moki
AS everyone else has been saying absolutely no...

AS everyone else has been saying absolutely no way that I would do those trees and I have the insurance to do it.

I have no desire to work on trees that tall = I would sub the falling to a fellow...
Forum: Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 02-04-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,646
Posted By Moki
I have a 7' X 14' 4' high sided dump trailer I...

I have a 7' X 14' 4' high sided dump trailer I charge $125.00 per load (customer loads the trailer) to get rid of green waste or wooden fence panels/posts.

I do tree/grounds care work in exchange...
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