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  1. #1
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    At what point are customers too far to service ,how much windshield time is too much?With 24/7 support how large can your territory be?

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    It would depend upon if you guarantee a response time and if you are a one man show. If you service too large an area your local customers will stop calling because you can't respond fast enough.

  3. #3
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    Depends on your area and direction of travel, we can go up to 3 hrs, 3 different directions for supermarket or special service before the next largest outfit is closer.
    Met someone who had 4 seperate refrigeration outfits in same city (Montreal) or so he said!
    How many employees?
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  4. #4
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    We have 6 trucks ao the road with three being apprentices.We sevice convenience stores ac and refrigeration ,oil heat and car wash garage doors.Covering three states.

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    Originally posted by onesidedcoin
    We have 6 trucks ao the road with three being apprentices.We sevice convenience stores ac and refrigeration ,oil heat and car wash garage doors.Covering three states.
    You cover three states????? I hope you're in New England where the states are kinda small.

    I'm a one man operation doing C-Stores and such on the east coast of Florida where the territory is define by the Atlantic on the east and I-95 on the west with about ten miles in between. I run about forty mile north and forty miles south, which port-to-port still ends up at about an hour's time on a good day.

    I don't mind getting paid to look through my windshield, but I can't make any coin doing that all day for one call.

    Car wash garage doors??? What's up with that?

  6. #6
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    "Have passport, will travel" {Reads the card of the man...}

    "If you've got the money, honey, I've got the time"

    "It's 186 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas and a half a pack of cigarettes. It's dark, we're wearing shades."






    Get the point? You pay the freight, I'll be there.

  7. #7
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    And if I drive 20% faster thats $10/hr on OT!
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

  8. #8
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    Stoney Creek, Ontario
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    We do only supermarkets, we service an area 6 hr in any direction, do some installs in crazy places, farm out warranty

  9. #9
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    Denali Park, Alaska, McMurdo Station, Antarctica
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    Travel?

    I only cover a sq mile, but I commute for over 12000 miles to get there.

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