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A Sticky Landscaping Legal Problem

 
Landscaping Legal Help

Today we’re going to talk about the legal problems. I am by no means an expert on anything legal, but I do have a lot of unfortunate experiences.  I’m gonna share two horror stories out of the fricking catalog of horror I have. Hopefully, this will help you guys out.

Unauthorized Retaining Wall Repair

The first horror story I am going to share with you something some of you may be familiar with. We did a giant boulder retaining wall, and during that process, something happened to the neighbor's retaining wall. My customer asked me to go out and fix the neighbor's retaining walls. He was just nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs that the next door neighbor was going to mad at him. He wanted me to help them out in some way. Because I was doing such a big project for him in the first place, as a kindness to my customer, I went to the neighbor’s house and fixed their retaining wall. That guy is suing me...

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Q & A Decoding Estimates for Construction, Landscaping and Lawn care #3

 

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And once you start to learn how to do it over and over again you will always get better and you gotta realize this Francisco somebody is being you learn I love this.This is best part of it somebody is paying you to learn.

Three, two , one

Your last question was about grading how do you get grading the right ?

Franciso; yeah

you know is that what you want to find out perfect I know now you are in my neck of the woods this is what I grew up doing and I can tell you that there are not going to be any two grading jobs are like heart skipping just like everything else there's never going to be two projects alike and we really got to focus on learning how to bid not necessarily just by going by the numbers but how to interpret those numbers.

How to interpret those sites and use your past experience you're going to build up a wealth of...

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Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Review

 
Bobcat T-180

Today we're going to talk about the Bobcat T-180 and why you may want or may not want this machine in your company. We're going to cover the pros and cons of what this machine can do and what the limitations of this machine are. If you’re looking at a tracked machine, understand what kinds of Bobcat or any tracks machine. There is absolutely no give in this track system.  Not all tracks are created the same. Be careful when you buy a track machine, because you've got to get the right one for what you're doing. We work in the dirt.  You’ll see we've got a very aggressive tread design on here that works great in a situation like this.  But if you go to get on snow or ice, this machine won't move. When you get on hard pavement you're trying to plow with a machine like this forget it.  You're going to have a difficult time moving and you're going to have one hell of a sore back when you're done.

Track Design

There is a track design that has a...

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Ironlace Shoe Lace Challenge - Worxmen

 

I was sent these expensive laces places to test, but don't think they planned on the way I would test them out. I torched them, I pull the loader with them, I pull the pickup truck up a hill with them and I try to lift three thousand pound plate packer with the shoelaces. Travis at Worxmen sent me these expensive laces and he told me to give them a try, but I don't think he thought I was going to try them out like this..

Shoe lace test! This truck is going to be in neutral, and this truck is going to pull it.

So it's here, alright, broken is not an option. Let’s try to tow a truck with them. So you call that slightly uphill too. Just a little bit. It didn't even stretch. The shoelace didn’t even stretch dude. There's no way. Holy crap The iron lace can tow a pickup truck, but what can it do with a loader? Let’s check it out! So here's what we know so far about the shoelaces.  If you're ever in a fire, your boots will melt to your feet but you shoelaces...

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Hours of Operation can equal Long Term Success

 
Stan:

Here’s my buddy Sham McCarthy. He’s the Manager of a Lumber company and he is suffering from a classic burn out. I'm going to tell you guys and girls out there that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and you have to treat your employees like they're going to be around forever. Shawn stuff because he's feeling them burn out.

Shawn:

I work Monday-Friday on a normal basis and every other Saturday.

Stan:

The point that I want to make is, 6 days on a week, 1 day off is just going to lead to burn out. You guys need to know that you have to give your people in the least 2 days off. Here's the typical scenario when you give a person 2days off (a Saturday and a Sunday). They're going to take Friday night and they're going to decompress and come down from the job. They're going to start to relax and have fun. Saturday, they're still feeling their decompression, but they're starting to come back to life. Saturday is their day off. Sunday morning, they transgress into still...

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How to Bid Mulch - Professional Estimating

 
How to Bid Mulch

Money is in the mulch, you guys know that I do demolition, excavation, I do all these massive retaining wall projects but there is a reason why I built and developed a course specifically on mulch. Every time you see the mulch, you should be able to see dollar bill certain on the floor in front of your eyes, so get ready and check this out. The reason I built a course directly on bidding mulch is because the profit potential in mulch is absolutely amazing. We are talking about incredible profits of 80%-90% on a job. But there is a rhyme and a reason to achieving those profits. At Dirt Monkey University, I created a course specifically to help contractors like you understand how to format your most proposals to have guaranteed profits every single time. There is no magic mystery number.  I show you how to calculate mulch up and break it down in a per cubic yard or a per ton basis. Whether it's hardwood, rock, or even rubber mulch,  we build profits into...

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Q & A Decoding Estimates for Construction, Landscaping and Lawn Care #2

 
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I'm going talk about ways that you can tackle bidding when you're not familiar with the job. You don't want to walk away and you go, "Oh yeah, well you know, I lost money." And you forget about it. You're going to keep repeating the cycle over and over and over again. We have Francisco from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the line today.  He has three questions about bidding. What is the process for cutting down trees? I'm not a tree removal or tree trimming company, but what I'm going to do is talk about ways that you can tackle bidding when you're not familiar with the work. so Before we get into it. I need to know the level of familiarity you guys have with tree trimming and tree removal.  Have you've done it before? I'm just doing. How is he done it in the past?  What formula has he used for getting the tree removal?...

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Q & A Construction, Landscaping, Lawn Care- How I got Free Education #2

 

I try to learn from every single person I meet. Every person. Andrew, I can learn from you. I can learn from the neighbor or the milkman because every person in this world has unique experiences that have taught them things that I can benefit from

University of Hard Knocks

I've never taken a single class on any of that, but I did get a Master's degree at the University of Hard Knocks. So, I'm probably the living example of just good old get it DONE. DO IT. DO IT. Learn from everything that you've ever done along the way. I'm constantly talking with people and seeking out experts. Always looking for people that have skill sets that are outside of my skill set. Sometimes it's just crazy. My wife says, "I can't believe how you talk to that person!" Because I literally will go crazy trying to learn everything that they know. It doesn't matter if they're within my profession or outside of my profession.  I'm actually even more aggressive in real life than my podcast. I’m in...

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How to Bid Commercial Lawn Mowing, Lawn care, and Lawn Maintenance

 
Commercial Bidding Blueprint

If you're looking to break into commercial work, I'm going to give you the blueprint right now so check this out. The very first thing you're going to do is going to put together a nice letter. I'm going to give you a copy of that here in the video. What you're going to do is going to be very simple straight to the point. This is going to introduce your company to the property managers in the area. You're going to Google "Property Managers." Google is going to give you a list of different management companies. What you want to do is email a copy of your letter out to the various companies. You're going to spend a few days doing nothing but this is. It’s going to get you on their list for an RFP. RFP means Request For Proposal.

Townhome Associations

I’m going to break in here. We're talking about commercial properties. I want to give you the inside scoop on how to get your name in front of townhome associations and things like that. What you...

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