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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Ma, Nh, Prov,ri


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-29-2012, 01:11 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default Ma, Nh, Prov,ri

Anyone in these areas that are looking to plow large parking lots contact me. I have bid sheets for about 20 locations all to far away from me. I figure ill pass to someone local.

If you get a contract a check in the mail would make me happy.
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 09-02-2012, 01:26 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Sometimes you guys surprise me. The bids are due tomorrow and not one person is interested.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2012, 01:49 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
Sometimes you guys surprise me. The bids are due tomorrow and not one person is interested.

would'nt you need to be in those area's to have any interest ?

being that most on this site are small up and comers maybe they don't have the equipment to handle or the money for the additional insurance.

plus it is a holiday weekend and there is not much action here as well as who the heck had their deadline on a holiday?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2012, 02:06 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpld View Post
would'nt you need to be in those area's to have any interest ?

being that most on this site are small up and comers maybe they don't have the equipment to handle or the money for the additional insurance.

plus it is a holiday weekend and there is not much action here as well as who the heck had their deadline on a holiday?
I posted it 4-5 days ago. People had time to see it.

There 3-4 MA guys on here. NH, CT, RI, only 1 or 2 in each state. So I can see the limited interest there.

They wouldnt know the size of the lots without requesting info. Some could be around 1/2 acre. Which will only take a half hour to plow. I do know most the Kohls and Shaws are a few acres each but even that can be handled by a solo op. A few locations do their own deicing and walks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2012, 03:45 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I posted it 4-5 days ago. People had time to see it.

There 3-4 MA guys on here. NH, CT, RI, only 1 or 2 in each state. So I can see the limited interest there.

They wouldnt know the size of the lots without requesting info. Some could be around 1/2 acre. Which will only take a half hour to plow. I do know most the Kohls and Shaws are a few acres each but even that can be handled by a solo op. A few locations do their own deicing and walks.

well, if they were interested then they would have replied and being they have not i guess they are not.
at least you can say you tried.

why don't you take on the work and use subs?

i do and frankly i have to because i need dozens of trucks and machinery to handle my accounts as well as dozens of laborers to handle the walk ways and it is more profitable to use subs then to be bothered with carrying all that equipment all year.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2012, 04:02 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpld View Post
well, if they were interested then they would have replied and being they have not i guess they are not.
at least you can say you tried.

why don't you take on the work and use subs?

i do and frankly i have to because i need dozens of trucks and machinery to handle my accounts as well as dozens of laborers to handle the walk ways and it is more profitable to use subs then to be bothered with carrying all that equipment all year.
I tried using subs last year and it didnt work out. These properties were only 15-20 miles away but with the amount of work I had by the time I got there it was to late. I cant let subs tarnish my reputation because they dont want to show up. Now I will only use subs for a back up option or when I know if theres a problem I can still get one of my guys there. Ill still use them but wont rely on them like that again.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Cashin H&P Cashin H&P is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bedford NH
Posts: 409
Rep Power: 0
Cashin H&P is on a distinguished road
Default

I am in nh but I just do drive ways. I would love to take on some bigger stuff but subs just seem like a pain in the neck. And I can't afford to hav
e equipment sitting.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2012, 05:57 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I tried using subs last year and it didnt work out. These properties were only 15-20 miles away but with the amount of work I had by the time I got there it was to late. I cant let subs tarnish my reputation because they dont want to show up. Now I will only use subs for a back up option or when I know if theres a problem I can still get one of my guys there. Ill still use them but wont rely on them like that again.

in order to use subs you need to have many, and you also have to better screen them in the hiring process to see if they have other work and they are using you as a back up plan.

you also need to have a binding sub contractor agreement that if they agree and sign it that they will be held accountable if they fail to deliver.

you need to have subs, back up subs and back ups for the back ups because you can not take anyone's word these days and you need to put yourself in a position to always have options.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2012, 06:06 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cashin home and property View Post
I am in nh but I just do drive ways. I would love to take on some bigger stuff but subs just seem like a pain in the neck. And I can't afford to hav
e equipment sitting.
You dont even need a plow for these you would only have to do the following areas: store sidewalk, loading dock, entrances, and stairs for the emergency exists:

101 Nashua Mall Nashua,NH
30 Plaistow Road Plaistow,NH
2 Cluffs Crossing Road Salem, NH
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-02-2012, 06:12 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpld View Post
in order to use subs you need to have many, and you also have to better screen them in the hiring process to see if they have other work and they are using you as a back up plan.

you also need to have a binding sub contractor agreement that if they agree and sign it that they will be held accountable if they fail to deliver.

you need to have subs, back up subs and back ups for the back ups because you can not take anyone's word these days and you need to put yourself in a position to always have options.
Thats what I tried to do I was in contact with about 10 and only 2 would show. I only needed 2-3. I had guys telling me they were on the way and I wouldnt find out they didnt show till last minute. Others just never would pick up the phone. We had a real light winter with only 5 storms I think people found other work.

I could try the contract but how exactly would I word that? I did have a basic sub agreement but it didnt have any penalties in it.
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
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
Yesterday 09:53 AM
Yesterday 09:36 PM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
6 109
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
Yesterday 06:55 AM
Yesterday 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 95
new to this forum!
mower13126
Yesterday 07:37 PM
Yesterday 07:37 PM
by mower13126
0 30
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by Steve
13 836
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:52 AM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 49
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Yesterday 05:10 PM
by Steve
3 106
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:49 AM
Yesterday 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 42
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
Yesterday 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 84
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
11 329
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
Yesterday 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 175
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 04:43 PM
by Steve
16 337
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,034
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
Yesterday 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 190
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 185
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
Yesterday 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 162
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Yesterday 10:06 AM
by kslawn
9 211
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 600
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 713
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 94
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 264
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 85
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
04-16-2014 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 110
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 593
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 221
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 163
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 298
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 197
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 99
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,242
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 418
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 318
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 414
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 166
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 191
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 400
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 108
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 232
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 105
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 186
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,583
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 314
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 327
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 160
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 133
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 132
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 290
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 1,004
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 125
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 25,063
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 159
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ads butterfly gardens buy charge christmas client craigslist credit card customers echo exmark fall ferris financing florida flower bed franchise georgia gopherhaul grass clarksville gravely gravely 34" zero turn health holiday how much to charge how to bid installation kansas city kawasaki lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business show lawn service clarksville tn leaf lighting brass outdoor lights llp marketing mow mowing mulch mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new start office management oil payment podcast property management company redmax savannah scag schedule selling seo snow sole proprietorship sprayer starting a business stihl subcontractor tree care unreasonable upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.

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