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Forum: General Business Discussions 01-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Hes setting up the franchise as I type. On every...

Hes setting up the franchise as I type. On every coast already. I have 65 homeless men with 65 signs and 65 squeegees. Hold the phones.... Now we're Nationwide.

Gotta be quick in FLA it rains for...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Its brilliant. Coming to your area soon. Im going...

Its brilliant. Coming to your area soon. Im going to expand all through New England.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Choke Doesnt Move Ariens 8524

Last snow storm couldnt turn the choke lever. I take off the air cover thinking sand is jammed in it. After removing the choke bracket. The choke doesnt budge. I tried soaking it in PB blaster and...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-16-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
yeah but that would be pointless. Salt melts ice....

yeah but that would be pointless. Salt melts ice. It doesnt give you traction. Do you want sand on the walks? No, that will make a mess. Ok, well Ill dry it for you.:rolleyes: Going to order some...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Rain Care

After getting some stupid phone calls. Mind you from the same person. I have invented a new service " Rain Care". If your the type of person who calls snow removal companies when its 55 degrees out...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Thats actually a real good point. Hes filling the...

Thats actually a real good point. Hes filling the dump up with recycles. They make the brown paper bags for this. Smaller and cost more but its the right way to do it. As a member of the green...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
We just guess the job lump sum. I did clean ups...

We just guess the job lump sum. I did clean ups that took a dozen trips to the dump. It wouldve took like a month to bag them. It sucks the dump is that far.

If your gonna get a vac anything under...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 01-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Your wasting a lot of time bagging. Tarping would...

Your wasting a lot of time bagging. Tarping would save you time. As long as you had a good box to haul them off in. The vac helps pick them up but it also reduces what you have to haul.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Thats not a bad plan. I spent a few months...

Thats not a bad plan. I spent a few months researching first. It helps to have the information first. I had to learn from my own mistakes.

I would hold off on purchases though. Just set up a start...
Forum: General Talk 01-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
I had my card in a pizza place. One day they...

I had my card in a pizza place. One day they called proposing this. They were sending their menus to 15k people. On the back they were going to put like 10 business cards from different industries....
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-11-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Usually they wont touch anything that has any...

Usually they wont touch anything that has any chance of liability. The frame is cracked on the driver side where the cab meets the bed. By crack I mean its broke completely through. Theres a good...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
The profits are real good when things go right....

The profits are real good when things go right. When things go wrong you can still make money but its a bit of a hassle. Its the one service that buries the low baller. Its really brutal on equipment...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
DPLP, yeah thats how our per push accounts are....

DPLP, yeah thats how our per push accounts are. We even put in a price for salting only. We even have some that have to notify us to do anything under 3". When someone pays every time you come out....
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Thinking a bill is the best way to fix this....

Thinking a bill is the best way to fix this.

Gonna do what DPLD said. Ill put a rate for all work outside the scope. I have a part that specifies snow relocation at additional cost but I didnt...
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
I think its clear but I think some people are...

I think its clear but I think some people are just idiots.
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
2" Trigger

I would like to know what everyone means by 2" trigger. The reason I ask is every year despite knowing the term. I get a super annoying customer. I have to explain this to them over and over.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,714
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
every time I hear or see extreme. I think of...

every time I hear or see extreme. I think of this!

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U362EJ5dvL0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Didnt mean to interrupt....
Forum: General Talk 01-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
In a few years you should try again. Wait till...

In a few years you should try again. Wait till your at least 16 it will make things much easier. Youll be bigger, stronger, smarter.

Working for someone else will teach you a million things. Then...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Like a fire hose? Maybe you should focus on...

Like a fire hose? Maybe you should focus on pressure washing. !!!Green Clean!!!
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
I think you see the worst part of this. Its all...

I think you see the worst part of this. Its all the guys that buy a plow and go out trying to do driveways. These people usually struggle to get work and the work they get barely makes any money....
Forum: General Business Discussions 01-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
I received a email and call from Bob Doolittle....

I received a email and call from Bob Doolittle. Seems like there not in my area yet but would like my insurance information now.

These types of sites never work for commercial guys. There geared to...
Forum: Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 01-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,802
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Your slow and work like a guy over 50. It was...

Your slow and work like a guy over 50. It was just confused. lol

That happen to my mom a few years except they removed her appendix too. Long term effects was she had control problems afterwards....
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
The $85 rate included mulch. This job the mulch...

The $85 rate included mulch. This job the mulch is provided. Hence half..
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,553
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
Your comparison is a walker? Thats like saying...

Your comparison is a walker? Thats like saying its expensive to run a BMW. I sold a Kubota for this reason.

I have 3 1980-1990 Honda mowers with aluminum decks. When these mowers finally crap out....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By SECTLANDSCAPING
I would check your State laws about tree...

I would check your State laws about tree trimming. Without a arborist license just advertising is a $5000 fine. You would need one and the business would need one also. It cost about $500 a year for...
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