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.

Looking for Someone


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-24-2010, 04:37 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Looking for Someone

We have a member from Bridgewater I believe, I had a call from a private community that is in Deep Cove which is outside my service area and for lawn mowing and garden maintenance it's too far to travel, the president of the association is really after me but I don't want the work but there is someone on here that is fairly close to this and if you can PM me asap I will send the details.

From what the prospect said on the phone yesterday, it's a group of Cape Cods on the Ocean in a private community that was built last year, that being the case there should be a ton of work.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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


  #2  
Old 03-24-2010, 07:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I wish I had a better way of tracking where members are from in order to pass on such information.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2010, 08:31 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I wish I had a better way of tracking where members are from in order to pass on such information.
I really wish I could remember who it was as this is a sweet contract and she called me again today, she sounds like a really nice lady and they sound like nice places, it sounds like a private retirement community on the Ocean which doesn't surprise me as this area is very rich, it's just too far and we honestly do not need the work that far out.

I think it's a Mike on here but I can't honestly remember which is a real drag as I suspect the contract is worth quite a few thousand dollars based on our conversations and she can't find a company she is comfortable with and herd of ours through a friend in an area that we do.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2010, 08:59 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't wanna assemble another crew?

Get a couple of your foreman together with a rookie, maybe?

That sounds like a nice piece of pie!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-24-2010, 09:11 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
Don't wanna assemble another crew?

Get a couple of your foreman together with a rookie, maybe?

That sounds like a nice piece of pie!
No, it's an hours drive and a little, we have turned away almost fifty grand in work this year outside our service area mainly excavation but this one is landscaping, lawn and garden care.

It's simply too expensive to haul the gear, maintenance, paying staff while traveling etc. I understand we could add that to the quote but this is also highway driving, my insurance is tied to milage and doing jobs this far away drives up all costs.

I would rather give it to someone in the area to look after, I would even finance someone to get started but I just don't have the time this year, something i am considering in 2011 is setting up operations outside in key areas, probably two to start and see how it goes, this is a key area as it's rich retirement people all along the south shore, a lot of new construction and the people have the money to pay for quality work.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I would rather give it to someone in the area to look after, I would even finance someone to get started but I just don't have the time this year, something i am considering in 2011 is setting up operations outside in key areas, probably two to start and see how it goes, this is a key area as it's rich retirement people all along the south shore, a lot of new construction and the people have the money to pay for quality work.
In a situation where you want to expand to an area outside your immediate service area, what's the best way to go about that? Do you find there are multiple options you could choose from?

I bet others at times have had to confront this.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2010, 08:49 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
In a situation where you want to expand to an area outside your immediate service area, what's the best way to go about that? Do you find there are multiple options you could choose from?

I bet others at times have had to confront this.
I don't know the answer yet, I generally avoid referring prospects because if there is a problem they make it your problem. I thought about setting up a franchise and a turn key operation and that is still on the burner and I may do that.

We run into it a lot, clients live here but have a summer home 2 hours+ away and assume you will do work there and I know I have upset a few when I say that we can't, then you have clients that think they can buy your travel but I honestly do not want to sit in a truck 4+ hours a day driving.

I know on the excavation and landscaping side it's desperate hard finding a good company, I know this not only from personal experience but constant feedback from clients.

For now, I just have to turn it away but this lady above is getting under my skin as she is calling me twice a day and doesn't understand the word no, that is an issue in itself when dealing with these upper end clients and can be tough to manage.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 06:04 AM
Yesterday 05:48 PM
by Steve
1 40
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 366
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
Yesterday 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 45
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 137
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 145
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 163
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 614
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,326
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 519
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,396
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 286
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 913
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 779
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 618
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 740
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 714
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,794
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,270
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,060
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,125
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.

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