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Hi Jessy,

Did you find you ran into a bunch of start up mistakes when you first got going?

Do you have maybe 5 top mistakes you made early on that others need to look out for?
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A friend of mine does this .His equipment is basically a trailer with a tank,a gas powered pump ,and a wand .I think the tank is heated but am not sure .He makes a very good buck doing this ,but as stated its an extremely messy job .One time he just finished spraying,and a neighbor came over and asked if he would do his place too .While my buddy was turned around,the neighbour threw his cigarette on the driveway ,and the whole driveway lit up .Luckily the owners were not home,and buddy found a hose outside and got the fire out before lighting up the garage .
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A friend of mine does this .His equipment is basically a trailer with a tank,a gas powered pump ,and a wand .I think the tank is heated but am not sure .He makes a very good buck doing this ,but as stated its an extremely messy job .One time he just finished spraying,and a neighbor came over and asked if he would do his place too .While my buddy was turned around,the neighbour threw his cigarette on the driveway ,and the whole driveway lit up .Luckily the owners were not home,and buddy found a hose outside and got the fire out before lighting up the garage .
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Thanks for your kind comments Eli!

Did more reading last night, you are very correct in that this is a high profit margin service, seems like it is a fairly easy sale also.

The number one downside is the mess, I looked at a number of companies, pictures etc. The vehicles are a mess which I understand, it would be next to impossible to keep things clean and staff being what they are, it would not fit well with my image push in yard care. Eventually even the inside of vehicles would be a mess even if we did use a trailer.

I called and spoke with the owner of this small company again last night, I received the names of two of his clients and called them to see if they were happy with the work done, that passed so I emailed him two of my clients and we shall see how this goes.

The issue with sub contracting in my experience is if there is an issue with the work, even though it's not your issue, your client will make it your issue as you referred someone. Have to take a chance and see how this goes, this could work for both of us.

Have a super weekend!!

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Andy, how did your adventure go with subcontracting this? Did you offer this now?

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