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Howdy everyone
Startin a lawn service down in Texas and came across this site. Thanks to all of ya'll for the great info you share, its really going to help me. I hope I can find my way around a lawn a little better than I can a forum or I am in deep trouble.
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Spent last 7 years in a factory where you didn't know if the sun was shining or if it was raining until you went to go home. Knew I had to get away and do something and after study were to go and what to do, I new a lawn service was it.
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That is great! What kinds of things are you doing now to get the word out about your business?
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Right now its just word of mouth and being seen, I just got insurance and I think I have nailed a cemetary contract. I am fixin to have a door to dooor flyer campaign and get my business cards on every bullentien board I can find.
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Good for you! Keep us posted on how it all goes and what you think of that cemetery job.
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The cemetary seems a little overwhelming and I am doing it a little cheap, but it give me steady income. I also just nailed the local post office today, so at least I have 2 jobs that will keep me busy.. Once again thanks for the site, I have been staying up and reading the forums and it has really educated me. Its great to be able to reference so much experiance in one place..
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There have been many members who try and bid cemeteries. Most have a hard time estimating them properly.

Looking back now on the estimation process, what do you feel you would have done differently?

Do you have any advice for others looking to bid on cemeteries?
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I should have looked a little more in detail at the entire place and not assumed that all the allies were the same size. I knew it was large and I studied how long it would take but didn't consider my mower may not fit in all allies just because it would fit on one end. Measure ,measure ,measure and study detail. This will add more trimmer time.
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How long did you initially think the job would take and how much time did it ultimately take after you did it the first time?
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