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Steve
11-23-2006, 11:56 PM
Is anyone offering holiday lighting or other decoration services this winter?

If so what will you be doing?

tiedeman
11-23-2006, 11:59 PM
No, but it is one area that I would love to get in, instead of doing snow removal

Steve
11-24-2006, 12:02 AM
Did you see this video?

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ritchiem
11-24-2006, 07:26 AM
Ya thats a good video. Holiday lighting and decor is something I am very interested in...but then there is that whole keeping my butt on the ground issue. Apparently I need to battle some deamons with hights.

Steve
11-24-2006, 09:33 AM
Can you imagine if you could sell such amazing services where your house would be the talk of the town? WOW.

UnitedEnvironment.com
11-24-2006, 12:52 PM
it would be very difficult to profit off christmas lights
i did it for one year, and didnt make nearly as much off it as i should have. it takes a long time to put up, and people dont want to pay for the time

Steve
11-24-2006, 12:58 PM
How would you do things differently if you were to try it again?

southernslang
11-25-2006, 10:29 AM
how do you charge for this service? by the foot ,yard.hour ect

tiedeman
11-25-2006, 03:40 PM
My biggest fear would be getting past the liability issue.

southernslang
11-25-2006, 03:47 PM
what do you mean, incase you fall,or if there hous catches fire?
i dint really think of that at first.

UnitedEnvironment.com
11-25-2006, 03:52 PM
i charged hourly
and at that point in time, i had just started mu business and didnt have insurance yet, so didnt deal with that end. but the thing is, to really do a nice job on a house, you will be there all day. it takes hours upon hours to hang lights along gutters, and forget about if you have to do a tree.
you wind up having to charge like a grand to hang lights

southernslang
11-25-2006, 11:58 PM
wow people in your area pay that?i was thinking more in the area of 0.50 per foot.

UnitedEnvironment.com
11-26-2006, 08:57 AM
no, that was way more of an overexaggeration, but i did charge up to 750 on some, i mean think about it, if you on a house for 6 hours, which this time a year is like a full day, and you have 3 guys, whats it gonna cost.