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Iowa

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dstifel, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Anyone here from Iowa? I plow in the Des Moines area. Sounds like we might get our first push in this weekend
     
  2. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Yep. Des Moines here.
     
  3. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Same here actually most of my work in waukee
     
  4. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Main contractor or a sub?
     
  5. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Main contractor
     
  6. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Get a few hours in last weekend?
     
  7. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Yea got to hit 90% of my properties how about yourself
     
  8. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    Thought I had a contractor lined up to work for and he never called. Trigger is .5" so I'm not really sure why and I got zero explanation.

    So I'm thinking its time to find another contractor or call it a season.
     
  9. CPC

    CPC Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    CR here. main contractor
     
  10. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Try RJ lawn care out of waukee last I heard they need subs
     
  11. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Looks like this snow is going to have terrible timing best of luck
     
  12. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    I gave that guy a second shot and he still didn't call. I got lucky with my Craig's list ad and got a plan b.
     
  13. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    I got an interview with rj lawn tomorrow. Sounds promising. Thanks for the help.
     
  14. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    I know they were hurting on that last job as far as I knows buddies are getting 65$ hour for v plows so don't take anything less. Where do you operate out of?
     
  15. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    The dude that called me seemed like he was happier than a pig in sh!t over the phone and said I've come to the right place. $65 an hour seems fair if the properties are close together and I don't have considerable drive time.

    I operate out of my house in Ankeny. I have a heated 3 car garage to store all my crap.
     
  16. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    As far as I know they try to get you close properties as well as close to your house. Did you talk to Ryan?
     
  17. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    This guy's name is Marty. I don't mind a little travel time every couple of hours, since I have a vee it hasn't been my experience with contractors to stick me with itty bitty parking lots all over town.
     
  18. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    Well I hope it all works out for you. Do u do much mowing in summertime can't remember if I've seen you on lawnsite or not
     
  19. Bchsnow

    Bchsnow Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 22

    The damn weatherman, is the reason I have trust issues!
     
  20. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    I agree I worry more when they say 2-4 then 10". They don't have a clue