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After reading the replies I decided I am just going to stick to services I offer.

When I said the ruts in the yard was her problem it was because I told her from the begining that the dump truck was going to tear it up and she was ok with it. After she seen the mess she had an issue.

I do have insurance and so does anyone I hire/subcontract.
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I have installed about 10 pools,including three for myself ,and every set of instructions said to not add material to level the area ,but to dig down the areas that are too high .
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Greg what is your view now on this experience? What lessons do you feel you learned from it?
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Ok, Greg, Have you figured out your out of your league now?
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I think Greg has a lot of drive, and I respect that.

I don't think you should give up on pool installs, but perhaps change your approach. As a businessman, I would feel comfortable advertising pool installs, and subbing the work out to the professionals. Win-Win.

As for what you said about the lawn not being your fault, I understand. Others may have disregarded the context. There are some times when you should go with what the customer allows (driving on the lawn), and then there are times when you should back out; You learn from your mistakes, and I guarantee that we've all done something similar, or worse.

In this case, we learned to add "If I crash into your house with a truck, I am not liable" into your contract.

Maybe even go the extra mile, "Client understands that any/all damages to COMPANY NAME, not limited to its equipment or its employees, must be paid for within 30 days of the incident".
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I think Greg has a lot of drive, and I respect that.

I don't think you should give up on pool installs, but perhaps change your approach. As a businessman, I would feel comfortable advertising pool installs, and subbing the work out to the professionals. Win-Win.

As for what you said about the lawn not being your fault, I understand. Others may have disregarded the context. There are some times when you should go with what the customer allows (driving on the lawn), and then there are times when you should back out; You learn from your mistakes, and I guarantee that we've all done something similar, or worse.

In this case, we learned to add "If I crash into your house with a truck, I am not liable" into your contract.

Maybe even go the extra mile, "Client understands that any/all damages to COMPANY NAME, not limited to its equipment or its employees, must be paid for within 30 days of the incident".
If I ever do that again it will be subbed out.
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If I ever do that again it will be subbed out.
This is one of the reasons real world experience pays off. If you worked a few jobs before starting your business you would have first hand experience. Its cool to see kids starting a business but theres so much their lacking by not working in the field.

I know when I worked for a company it was all about numbers. Customer retention wasnt a big deal because it was as easy to find a new one to please a existing one. I do the complete opposite to a extent.
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Ok, Greg, Have you figured out your out of your league now?
I've been in my "league" but every spring I will take on a few odd jobs just to see if I want to offer them throughout the year.
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