Landstar Warns of “Part-Time” Professionals

Landstar is warning the public of potential problems in doing business with companies that are “part-time” professionals.
By: J. Sam Sadler
Dec. 3, 2010 - PRLog -- PRESS RELEASE                
December 3, 2010
J. Sam Sadler

Landstar Warns of “Part-Time” Professionals

Dallas, TX – December 3, 2010 – Landstar is warning the public of potential problems in doing business with companies that are “part-time” professionals. With a tightened economy, a number of people are looking for alternative sources of income to supplement their primary source of income. This can work out well for them, but sometimes does not work out so well for the customer. These “part-timers” can often offer lower prices to the customers, but that is really all they can offer compared to someone that does this work “full-time”.

Whether they are a firefighter, policeman, or retail cashier for that matter, they are exactly that. It is their primary profession. That is where they put their time, energy, passion and attention. It is their primary source of income and anything else would simply be secondary.

The landscape industry runs rampant with these “part-timers”. With their primary attention on their other place of employment, customer service to their secondary customers is sure to lack. It is simply a matter of priority. Their primary work simply takes precedence over their secondary or part-time work. This leaves their secondary customers lacking the customer service they deserve and are paying for. If a truck runs over a sprinkler head and creates a geyser in front of an office building, the property manager can’t wait for a “part-timer” to get off work before it is addressed. They simply get to it when it is convenient for them, not necessarily on the customer’s schedule. If they lose the customer, there is no big loss. They still have their primary source of income.  

Other than customer service and response times, expertise is starkly different between a “part-timer” and a “full-time Professional”. Landstar’s top three people for instance have fifty years experience between them. That is full-time years. This allows them to train others in the company on crucial issues such as proper tree and shrub trimming which if done incorrectly, the trees or shrubs can be not only misshapen, but badly injured or even killed.

Jimmy Rhodes, President of Landstar said in a recent interview, “I recommend everyone looking to do business with someone in our industry to conduct prequalification meetings with the prospects. The buyer should check their references and qualifications. We have been in business since 1969 and are always happy to offer free advice to anyone that needs it.” Landstar is smaller than the giants of the industry, but has an impressive client list in their service areas of both Dallas/Ft. Worth and the Houston area. Their size allows them greater flexibility, pricing and faster response times to customer landscaping needs.

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