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    I'm new to the forum, been in business going on 7 years, I do residential and commercial Lawn Service and Snow Removal. we offer Mowing, Spring and Fall Cleanup, Aereation, Irrigation install and Service, Landscaping , Hardscape, Gutter cleaning, Power washing, Christmas Lighting, and Handyman service. Currently servicing 82 regular customers plus several service specific customers. Anyone using Gopher Software I would like some feedback looking at purchasing it for 2011 season. I've been doing everything by Pen and Paper up till now and I'm sick of it.
    2009 Jeep X
    2010 Jeep Ruby unlimited
    2005 Durango
    36" Toro Grandstand
    48" Toro Grandstand
    60" Toro Grandstand
    Billy Goat debris loader
    Toro Mini Track Loader
    2-82" by 12' Atlas Trailers
    Echo Backpack Blowers
    Echo Trimmers

  • #2
    Welcome to our forum!

    You offer a wide variety of services! Did you start off that way or did you add them as time went on?

    How have you liked offering the Christmas lighting services? We talk about that quite a bit here but it seems not too many offer it for too long.
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    • #3
      Welcome to our forum!

      You offer a wide variety of services! Did you start off that way or did you add them as time went on?

      How have you liked offering the Christmas lighting services? We talk about that quite a bit here but it seems not too many offer it for too long.
      I started out just mowing and trimming, then residential only snow removal, then added aereration, took some classes on irrigation install got licensed as a plumber,bought my first jeep and had a plow put on it and moved into commercial snow removal, got the idea for christmas lighting from one of my customers who asked if I would be interested in doing theirs, I said yes they liked my work and said I should add that to my business and this year I bought a pull behind aerial man lift and have added tree service and also going to use man lift for christmas light install I don't buy fancy high dollar trucks I use Jeep unlimiteds for my whole business, trailers are 82X12ft I use all toro equipment and all my sprinkler is toro also I grew slow I don't do employees my 3 sons and my daughter work with me but are listed as co-owners My daughter and wife mainly do my paperwork and I'm looking to purchase Gopher software for 2011 so we can get away from pen and paper.
      2009 Jeep X
      2010 Jeep Ruby unlimited
      2005 Durango
      36" Toro Grandstand
      48" Toro Grandstand
      60" Toro Grandstand
      Billy Goat debris loader
      Toro Mini Track Loader
      2-82" by 12' Atlas Trailers
      Echo Backpack Blowers
      Echo Trimmers

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      • #4
        Anyone using Gopher Software I would like some feedback looking at purchasing it for 2011 season. I've been doing everything by Pen and Paper up till now and I'm sick of it.
        I use the gopher software. I love it, it makes scheduling so simple. Set up the customer once and the program does the rest. Does the billing for me and prints out daily schedules and end of month bills. You can upload the company logo for use on invoices too. I have no complaints what so ever with the program. The schedule includes an area to write in the time you arrive and complete the job. Do the trial to learn the program, you'll be glad you did.
        http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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        • #5
          this year I bought a pull behind aerial man lift and have added tree service
          What have you thought about offering this service now with the aerial lift? Do you think they are easier to use than manually climbing up trees?
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          • #6
            I use the gopher software. I love it, it makes scheduling so simple. Set up the customer once and the program does the rest. Does the billing for me and prints out daily schedules and end of month bills. You can upload the company logo for use on invoices too. I have no complaints what so ever with the program. The schedule includes an area to write in the time you arrive and complete the job. Do the trial to learn the program, you'll be glad you did.
            Thanks, I plan on getting it Hopefully for Christmas present all I asked for LOL
            2009 Jeep X
            2010 Jeep Ruby unlimited
            2005 Durango
            36" Toro Grandstand
            48" Toro Grandstand
            60" Toro Grandstand
            Billy Goat debris loader
            Toro Mini Track Loader
            2-82" by 12' Atlas Trailers
            Echo Backpack Blowers
            Echo Trimmers

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            • #7
              What kind of man lift do you have

              How much did you get it for ?? Looks like it would work well.
              Accrate lawncare LLC

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              • #8
                What have you thought about offering this service now with the aerial lift? Do you think they are easier to use than manually climbing up trees?
                By far easier plus I'm 43 I don't heal like I use to so climbing up trees not a option for me my boys will climb like monkeys but dad stays on the ground I let the boys handle the up in the air and on the roof top stuff
                2009 Jeep X
                2010 Jeep Ruby unlimited
                2005 Durango
                36" Toro Grandstand
                48" Toro Grandstand
                60" Toro Grandstand
                Billy Goat debris loader
                Toro Mini Track Loader
                2-82" by 12' Atlas Trailers
                Echo Backpack Blowers
                Echo Trimmers

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                • #9
                  How much did you get it for ?? Looks like it would work well.
                  It's made by genie I'm doing a lease option right now see how well its going to work with the christmas lighting and tree service Unit sells for 28,000
                  2009 Jeep X
                  2010 Jeep Ruby unlimited
                  2005 Durango
                  36" Toro Grandstand
                  48" Toro Grandstand
                  60" Toro Grandstand
                  Billy Goat debris loader
                  Toro Mini Track Loader
                  2-82" by 12' Atlas Trailers
                  Echo Backpack Blowers
                  Echo Trimmers

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to our forum!
                    Artie Crowley
                    www.marketingholders.com
                    sales@marketingholders.com

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                    • #11
                      I would think it would be fantastic for many jobs. Did you also consider a used bucket truck? Would something like that have helped more?

                      Also, if you are looking to fill your schedule with more jobs that need such a lift, what about replacing lights on signs and in parking lots? Would that be worthwhile to do?

                      Maybe if you did commercial properties, you could include such a service as an added kicker to land more contracts?
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