Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Your House Soon...Soon
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I'm reading quite a few stories lately from NGs going thru the same thing I experienced with the big boys years ago, and some of it makes me shudder. This winter has been slow for us in some states and worse in others, and I am still more than happy to sit in the office using the time to figure out how to make a new dollar rather than go thru that bad romance again.
I have guys I've known for a long time that I can tell it is time for them to move on to something else. I've taken break even jobs (at best) sometimes just to keep folks busy. That didn't do much except delay the inevitable. I keep the P&P clients that pay us for every invoice, but I no longer look for new ones. They are like the crazy ex girlfriend that screams "You better remember the good times cause you'll never find anyone better than me!"
We're 3 1/2 weeks away from $125+ initial yard services, shirt sleeve weather and maybe some ground that doesn't feel like pudding.