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Old 02-22-2009, 09:19 AM
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Anybody lost a big account or two due to efforts of the customer to save money/cut expenses?

I just lost a five figure account. Ouch! They elected to perform the yard work themselves with maintenance people already working there.
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Anybody lost a big account or two due to efforts of the customer to save money/cut expenses?

I just lost a five figure account. Ouch! They elected to perform the yard work themselves with maintenance people already working there.
We are actually picking up accounts. Just closed the deal on a $225/week account for a factory, we raised the price on a municipal acount we have and I expect to land a HOA this coming week. Smaller companies are cutting cost and we are expanding our marketing to make up for the decline in money. Less guys advertising is a good thing.

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We are actually picking up accounts. Just closed the deal on a $225/week account for a factory, we raised the price on a municipal acount we have and I expect to land a HOA this coming week. Smaller companies are cutting cost and we are expanding our marketing to make up for the decline in money. Less guys advertising is a good thing.

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How big is the area you are taking care of at that factory? what types of services are you going to be doing each week?
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its two acres. It is a new factory so i will be doing landscaping services early this spring and then mowing trimming and edging weekly
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its two acres. It is a new factory so i will be doing landscaping services early this spring and then mowing trimming and edging weekly
Nice... I was just curious because Iam putting in a proposal for a new hospital in town. It is about 2 acres aswell, but there is a lot of native grass, just a small part that is irrigated that will need it weekly. But I will be putting down alot of mulch and planting some other flowers and shrubs. I was thinking 300 a month just have to see i guess.
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