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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

New and looking for help


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-24-2010, 08:31 PM
kevin_naecker kevin_naecker is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 6
kevin_naecker is on a distinguished road
Default New and looking for help

Hey there, I am a small one man operation. I have good amount of contracts that keep me busy. I am looking for opinions on how i send out my contracts. I have been in business for 4 years and have always sent out contracts to my customers every year. most of my customers i do a full service lawn care mowing fertalizing mulching and triming . I have been performing my services and only billing the customer for the work that is done. what i need opinions on is , should i send out 1 contract stating this is your contract we will perform services unless contacted and we will remove you from our services. or should i keep sending out contracts every year. also i was thinking that if i use what i have billed them for in the past and brake the seasons total service amount into say 8 mounths and bill that way. or just keep going the way i am. I am young and still have a lot to learn and could use help from everyone experience.thank you this site is awsome i hae learned a lot and have used everyones info to my advantage.
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 11-24-2010, 09:01 PM
MAKLawnCutter MAKLawnCutter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central FL
Age: 30
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 5
MAKLawnCutter is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Well, seeing as you have been in business for 4 years. Sounds like you know what you are doing, and what you are doing is comfortable to you. KEEP DOING IT! Never change billing options, people dont like change.

How much do you charge for the FULL FULL FULL service? I am in Florida and have never imagined offering anything past the Normal (Cut, edge, weed-eat, clean-up). I offer the FULL "SHAZAM" on my commercial accounts. Outside of that, no.

Matt
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-25-2010, 08:16 AM
kevin_naecker kevin_naecker is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 6
kevin_naecker is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you matt. Thats what i needed to hear. I am out of maryland. the way i charge really all depends on the properties size and garden size. I basicly just estimate time and materials and add a percentage for fuel and if i shorted my price a little.In any business you have to double the money you spend. Doing full service is how i started, i had people ask me to do all kinds of work at the wrong time of year so i said "what services would you like and we will performe them in order and give you a date". this has really worked it keeps the customer happy, they dont have to ask a ton of questions they can just live a good life and have a great lawn and garden. and it also cuts out any other company coming to your customers place performing any services your not providing and taking your money upi should be making.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2010, 09:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Kevin,

What about your current billing procedures do you not like?

What ideally would you like to do to improve on it?
__________________
- 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
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
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Today 08:55 PM
by aduttonater
10 492
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Today 08:54 PM
by Bradcook21
5 165
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Today 08:37 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
22 459
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 04:40 PM
by jrs.landscaping
37 1,204
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
Today 01:07 PM
Today 02:18 PM
by Steve
2 43
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,770
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
Yesterday 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,716
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 503
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
Yesterday 02:51 PM
by Steve
2 271
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
Yesterday 01:06 AM
Yesterday 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 105
Another website update
Chilehead
Yesterday 11:24 AM
Yesterday 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 102
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
Yesterday 02:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 707
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
Yesterday 12:49 AM
Yesterday 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 105
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 446
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,788
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 227
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 221
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,799
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 645
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 621
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 263
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 268
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 224
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 249
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 248
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 413
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 470
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 282
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 613
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 496
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,641
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 412
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,204
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 371,613
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
02-19-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
3 516
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,460
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
02-18-2015 01:46 PM
by GroPro
5 504
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,100
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 586
Employees
stevej
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
02-18-2015 12:47 PM
by Mr. Mow
1 402
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
02-17-2015 07:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,009
Cannot access your Itune...
winkie61
02-17-2015 10:00 AM
02-17-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 355
Advertising on internet...
Sprinkler Buddy
02-13-2015 01:22 PM
02-17-2015 01:00 PM
by Steve
9 667
new to this forum
NIP'N'TUK
02-14-2015 07:54 PM
02-16-2015 10:03 PM
by Steve
2 486
Advice on bidding 20...
sleepydunn
02-15-2015 07:38 PM
02-16-2015 09:59 PM
by Steve
4 602
New to me mower
xandrew245x
04-27-2014 08:02 PM
02-16-2015 09:48 PM
by Steve
8 1,393
mower blades
tlf59263
02-09-2015 12:36 PM
02-16-2015 05:16 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 818
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
02-16-2015 02:16 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,501
Advice on Bidding...
veteranlawnservice
02-08-2015 09:21 PM
02-16-2015 12:14 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,209
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
02-16-2015 09:51 AM
by rmccutchan
20 1,575
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush contract help deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower per hour service podcast pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand trailer trailer mate pro tree up sell employee web design website design winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 PM.

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