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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by thundercat99, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    im not saying there isnt money in dreive ways but to not want to do big work doesnt make sense why chase 30 customers to pay out. it just seems like hes affraid to expand im in this to make money not to get buy i can sub for somone and make the same doe doing drive ways,
     
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Hey see my post on your first posting about your partner etc. My thoughts exactly, why deal with all the picky driveway owners when you can deal with one person for the same money.
     
  3. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I think its better for you to do both. Theres good and bad in both lots and drives. That way if you commerical cancels on you then you still have something to do..Rob
     
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I have one driveway that I do besides mine and our next door elderly couple

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    I am 99.5% commercial and love not having to deal with the PR ********
     
  5. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    If I hadn't just read your other post by coincidence, I would have NO IDEA what you are talking about. Is this supposed to be a new thread or a reply to the original?

    In any event, this post kind of belongs in the elements of business forum, since that's what it pertains to.

    I think you should dump the guy, if you are having this many problems this far in advance, it is doomed from the start.

    -Jer
     
  6. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    posted by accident
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    i dump slow payers at the end of season
     
  8. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Lets see, snowplowing question in the snowplowing discussion, seams right to me.

    If its only a few drives complaining, dump them and take on some smaller commercial.
     
  9. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Sometimes people put posts that don't pertain to the forum it's posted in by accident or if they want more people to see it. We all can't be moderators.
     
  10. thundercat99

    thundercat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    thanks for the support everbody makes a mistake now and then
     
  11. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    Good point. Dump the guy and move on!
     
  12. TwoPuttTommy

    TwoPuttTommy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Driveways

    "Ya know, this would be a GREAT business, if it weren't for the customers......"

    Yes, driveway customers can be a pain; as been previously suggested, I do indeed dump the pains and slow payers and replace 'em every year. "I'm sorry, Mr. PITA, but we're not going to be able to get you on the route this year; hopefully, we can do business again, in the future!"

    Here's the deal: The commercial stuff has to be completed early, because folk need a place to park when they get to work/shop/etc.

    It's been hard, but: I got my driveways convinced the problem is NOT getting out in the morning; it's getting IN the garage after their work day is done!

    And, that's true! Now, do NOT take on new driveways where the garage is BELOW grade of the street - they DO have a problem getting out.


    Just my humble thoughts on the matter.....

    The TwoPutter

    p.s. I have been wrong before, and if ya don't believe me, JUST ask my wife.......
     
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    i also try to keep friends that will pay in timely manner not some average joe