ECSOWNER said:Sure are going to be a lot of brand new never used plows on Craigslist this spring.
Robs660 said:Only good thing about a no snow winter is I have 5 clients that pay a flat fee in November to cover the whole winter. I keep the cash even if It never snows. This is the first time since 1979 when my dad started these accounts this has happened
Cha-Ching.BPWY said:Probably the last too. :laughing:
Around here you won't get seasonal contracts for that very reason.
Too unpredictable for both the contractor and the property owner.
We've had years with virtually no snow.... property owner feels screwed. Other years there could be a lot. The contractor will get screwed.
Only way seasonals work is if a company has a very long term relationship with their clients like what yours is.
Then it averages out..... maybe.
I can't get property owners to pay me 12 months for lawn care. 12 month billing makes sense to me because it evens out their cash flow versus expenses...... BUT NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"WHY IN THE H SHOULD WE PAY YOU IN JAN - MAR when you are not here working????? And why should we pay you in Oct - Dec when you are not here working???????????"
I tried to explain to them that X amount of $$$ divided by 12 payments, 1 payment or 7 payments (apr thru oct is what they want) is still X amount of $$$ on the 1099 at the end of the year.
Does not sink in.
Guess thats why they aren't business owners. Just employees.
Robs660 said:These are clients that we have had for 30 years. They get great service and have never ever complained when it's a light year. Considering last year I had to bring in a loader 2 times to get rid of all the snow. It all works out over 30 years. The ones I really love are the ones who never pay the last bill of the season till they are predicting snow the next year. The you get frantic calls with begging and lots of. Oh I forgot
I can't tell...is that a Mahindra or an old Ford 3000? Nice set up either way! I need a good acreage tractor...even though I live in the city. Grew up on a farm and miss it.mtmtnman said:Been a crazy winter. Only 2 nights below zero and no snow to speak of. Higher in elevation where this property was i had 2 feet today..........