Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

broken window


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 04-02-2008, 09:00 PM
F3Nelson's Avatar
F3Nelson F3Nelson is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Shawnee Kansas
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 9
F3Nelson
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ April 02 2008,6:15)]Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
If no one sees it then run like ####, buy two kids a baseball, take it to the yard, have one of em throw it through the window, Viola, blame the youngins, they can still cry!!!


I kid.....I like the barter idea, maybe give him just a shade more than 187 in trade, tell him you ll give him 250 bucks in service for his time and trouble and some goodwill.


If ya play your cards right, you could "bid" it for 250 bucks at the 187 dollar price, if ya know what I mean.

If you give 187 in service and he feels he got 250 in service, he will be happy so will you
__________________
My hair is turning white, my necks alwayas been red, my collar is still blue
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 04-02-2008, 09:23 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 30
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 9
makbootzy
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
yeah I didnt mean try an not be seen and not pay for it....just oh **** when it happens then how to aproach the home owner.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-02-2008, 09:48 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Hi Blaine,

I don't know how creative they would want to be with bartering, but what if you offered them a bunch of coupons for lawn care service they could hand out to their customers?

Maybe you could give them the value of the window in coupons and then they wouldn't charge you for the window?

Plus it could introduce you to a whole new bunch of potential customers.

Could that work?
Steve, you're amazing...always thinking of a marketing angle...good stuff.

I think most people understand accidents happen.

Anyone who has bought my program knows that there is an "Occurrence Log" included for incidents like this. I recommend writing a summary of exactly what happened and taking digital photographs.

If the person claims you did more damage than what actually happened the occurrence log and the photographs will help back up your side of the story. This information will also help your insurance agent determine the amount of damage.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-03-2008, 07:52 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Good point Keith...everyone has done this, and if you haven't you will. Re-glazing may cost just as much as the window. I would just fix it and keep moving on. I think no matter what you offer the client besides fixing the window will leave a bad taste in their mouth.

If I loan someone $50.00 and they pay me back with beer and a pack of cigars...that is not what I wanted, I wanted my money back. My opinion here.

I just think it would be easier to fix the window, that way nothing is held above you head.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-03-2008, 08:06 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (F3Nelson @ April 02 2008,9:00)]
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ April 02 2008,6:15)]Im curious to know how these situations are handled? What if noone is home when it happens?
If no one sees it then run like ####, buy two kids a baseball, take it to the yard, have one of em throw it through the window, Viola, blame the youngins, they can still cry!!!


I kid.....I like the barter idea, maybe give him just a shade more than 187 in trade, tell him you ll give him 250 bucks in service for his time and trouble and some goodwill.


If ya play your cards right, you could "bid" it for 250 bucks at the 187 dollar price, if ya know what I mean. *

If you give 187 in service and he feels he got 250 in service, he will be happy so will you
I like this idea. Ill be talking to him today.
I'll let you guys know what happens.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-28-2008, 05:38 AM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 10
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Im with rich here... in fact, my guys broke a car window last week... my foreman called our office, my wife call the mobile auto glass place, then called the customer... within 5 hours, problem solved... paid glass company by credit card, now we have a customer for life...

Glass was $148.00

And it was the first time cut (ever) on this customer... talk about being in the hole before you start huh?? lol

But stuff happens, and, you broke the window, pony up and replace it. People will think you are more of a standup guy if you just pay to replace it rather than fool around and ask to barter certain things off. People aren't stupid...
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-28-2008, 01:34 PM
jewwells's Avatar
jewwells jewwells is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Age: 48
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 9
jewwells
Default

I agree with most here, borrow the cash if you have to. Just replace it. The home owner may not like working a "deal".

I am new & just starting(very little money) out myself, but I would like to ask.
So if the engine on you mower or trimmer blows, what would you do?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-30-2008, 09:12 PM
StealthDumpTrucks
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This looks like a good spot to start a discussion on preventing flying projectile damage or injury. Part of basic lawnmower operation training is keeping your guards and deflectors operational. Many times I see commercial mower operators running with the deflector in the up position hooked by a bungie cord. Everybody knows the deck usually won't go on or off the trailer or truck with the deflector down. Those few minutes and extra effort required to lift or drop are nothing compared to the hours and money spent fixing damage. Make it a rule, no blades spinning without the chute down.

If you see your competition with deflectors removed or up while mowing, guess who's the real professional.

Same goes for weedeaters. Yes those things get in the way, learn how to position them and the handles for your comfort while retaining protection. Never edge with a weedeater where the spinning string can throw objects toward structures, vehicles or people. Sidewalks pointing straight at glass means you should be facing away with your body between the string and fragiles. People hanging around need to be told to move. Employees should wear safety glasses at all times. If you're facing a busy street, park a trash can in the line of fire, or your own truck/equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-30-2008, 11:25 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Same goes for weedeaters. Yes those things get in the way, learn how to position them and the handles for your comfort while retaining protection. Never edge with a weedeater where the spinning string can throw objects toward structures, vehicles or people. Sidewalks pointing straight at glass means you should be facing away with your body between the string and fragiles. People hanging around need to be told to move. Employees should wear safety glasses at all times. If you're facing a busy street, park a trash can in the line of fire, or your own truck/equipment.
Valuable ideas.
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by SGL1
10 512
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by SGL1
20 818
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
06-29-2016 05:14 PM
by Steve
2 53
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
06-29-2016 05:11 PM
by Steve
3 94
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
06-29-2016 05:05 PM
by Steve
5 1,439
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-28-2016 08:11 PM
by mowandblow1980
21 890
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 428
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 79
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 438,387
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-28-2016 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 264
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,128
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,156
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,057
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 310
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,520
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 184
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 338
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 330
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 561
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 247
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 380
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,783
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 180
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 161
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 527
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 342
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 518
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 804
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 297
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy