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Lost one small account today...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MOWBIZZ, Dec 12, 2007.


    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Last time out I got to this driveway and it was plowed already...WTF? Why would someone hire me and then have someone else do it?? Well it turns out her old plow guy did it, but never contacted her so she hired me...anyway she called to tell me she would stay with him because he was cheaper...OK...I said thanks for the call and good luck!
    This was a $30 driveway that included shoveling two walks...wasn't too thrilled about having to get out and shovel anyway....so...later in the day my brother calls me to give a price to his boss for his property and his two daughters' properties too!! OK...went out and priced it out and called him tonight...he was thrilled with my price and said to come out for anything 2" and up...GREAT! Got three accounts totaling $155 per push and lost a $30 with a shoveling job....I think that was a fair trade...!
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Yep, Sounds like a great trade to me
  3. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Where are you from? what part of New Hampshire?

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500


    Salem...on the MA line
  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    ill take that trade
  6. TwistedMetal

    TwistedMetal Member
    Messages: 48

    SAme thing happend to me yesterday...picked up a new account...50$ a push...i wait till the storm slowed to head out..put this account first on my list{ its a apt house long drive.}looked like it had been plowed..2 hours prior...i made a push cleaned it up a bit.{ it was still snowing}..did my route tracked the lady down that owns the property...she told me the old plow guy had made a pass at 2pm..?the old plow guy stated someone called sounded like her and wanted the drive plowed..all this after she informed him before the season that she was using me..the guy put pressure on the owner to stay with him..she didint bite..but then again this isnt the first time this sorta thing has happened to me
  7. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    verry nice trade
  8. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    good deal anyday
  9. porterdan6

    porterdan6 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    not bad

    sounds like a heck of a deal to me...maybe she coul dhave called you before you spent your gas to get there. Good luck with the new accounts.