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Old 03-05-2007, 11:08 AM
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Hello from the heartland!

I am a turf and tree pro from the far northern suburbs of Chicago, IL. Great site here, I found it by accident through a Google search while doing some research for our soon to be new website!

Killer stuff, and I am excited to try the gopher pro software! The business was my Dad's, and he is somewhat of a Luddite, so they were still doing everything by hand, with the predictable results.

Looking forward to learning from and maybe even helping you all!

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Glenn Grundberg
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Hi Glenn,

Welcome aboard!

Your company has been in business for 47 years! WOW that is amazing!

How does it feel running a company that has been around so long? Was it difficult at all taking over the company's operations?

Being in business for such a long time, what advice would you offer a new lawn care company just starting up?

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When you say doing everything by hand, is that mostly just office procedures or are you talking about your service operational procedures?
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

Taking over is easy- changing things is problematic!
The old man, like many small operators keeps everything
in his head, like it's all a big secret Getting info from him
is the hardest part, but ve haf our vays...

By hand I mean admin stuff. We are fairly advanced in our
use of tools, lol. Decent pumps, spray equip. etc.

Anyone have any good cheap advertising techniques that
I don't know about? We are pretty much just doing direct
mail to existing lists and new move-ins right now...

Good to be here, and I'll talk to you all soon!

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Hi Glen,

Have you seen this collection of marketing ideas we had put together?

Maybe one of them will help you?

Also were you able to find a website template from our forum that you can use?
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