You’re not the only one. We hear this all the time in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania
You hired a landscaper and you can’t wait to see the results! You went through the whole process of researching, evaluating, meeting, and finally picking a company to work on your precious property.
Then, they don’t show up!
Landscaping Is a Very Competitive Industry
We admit it, landscaping is a lucrative business that requires little capital. (or so we thought)
Anyone with a small push mower can enter this business and start advertising to the masses. They may do a great job, and they may not. Typically, these start up “companies” also charge so much less than reputable ones.
Reason number one why they don’t show up: they went out of business!
Landscaping is not cheap to run and operate. Yes, a couple hundred dollars of equipment will get you started. However, these beginners do not account for insurance, taxes, personnel cost, equipment cost and repair, accountant fees, postage cost, paper cost, gas cost, state registration fees, advertising, website cost and maintenance, printer ink cost, and the list goes on and on. The owners of Jamison Lawn Care learned this lesson when they invested over $40,000 in their first year. The reasons behind this will be a little later in this blog.
Back to reason one, the beginners simply do not charge enough. All their savings soon diminish and they have to close up shop. Most likely, you’ll never hear from them again and you’re left wondering where they went!
Reason number two: they have problems within their company
It takes a lot to run a successful company. That also means there is a lot of room for errors. It may be under pricing, low efficiency, bad debt, employee issues, or any other of the million possibilities. A single issue within a company can take an tremendous toll on itself and it’s customers. That also means that you, as a customer, come after fixing the company issues.
What Do You Do When They Don’t Show Up?
A reputable company would have already contacted you about their absence and you wouldn’t be reading this. Simply put, fire your current company and hire a landscaper that will not put you through the stress that you have been through already. YOU, THE CUSTOMER, SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST! Learn from your mistakes, and apply that to hiring a new company.
The Jamison Promise:
- We will always be there when we say
- If there is an issue, you will get a call or email as soon as possible.
- We will show professionalism
- Custom uniforms, well trained employees, and well maintained equipment will be on your property.
- You are our number one priority!
Written by Tom, Owner