Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

Driveway Sealing advertising ideas


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-14-2011, 03:53 PM
bradmartin214 bradmartin214 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
bradmartin214 is on a distinguished road
Default Driveway Sealing advertising ideas

Hey Guys and Ladies,

I am starting an asphalt maintenance service in the Washington D.C. region. I used to live in the Shenandoah Valley of VA and have lot's of experience with asphalt.

As with most people, funds are short, so this is what I am doing. Please give me your thoughts. I wrote up a 2 pg front/back newsletter describing how to look out for scammers and a bit about myself. With this I am including a card with the price of the job on the back, a copy of my license and a copy of my Insurance certificate. This shows that I am local and legal. All of this goes in a clear sleeve and hung on the garage door handle. The first day I put out 50 and got 4 jobs. These are in higher end($650,000) and up neighborhoods.

So what do you think? Any ideas on reaching the higher end clients or just any ideas at all?

Thanks,
Brad
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-14-2011, 05:43 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
My suggestion, contact lawn care companies in your area, we sub out sealing, referred 82 jobs last season and 53 the year before. Issue here is very few offering this service do quality work or use quality products, I found a fellow through a client and we sub all work to him, never a complaint. We get asked on a constant basis if we do this service so I am assuming others do as well.

You will need references. To get into the upper end neighbourhoods (over 90% of our work would fall into this category) you really need to network and know someone, once in it's an easy ride.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-15-2011, 11:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Brad,

Could you show us the list of things homeowners need to look out for when it comes to scammers or could we see the flyer?

Did you offer any type of special spring offer if they contacted you within X period of time? That might help get people to call.

Also, if you point out issues on their driveway that are signs of problems, that might also help.

Lastly i would think talking to people would get you more jobs than not talking to them as you are out distributing your flyer.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2011, 08:02 PM
bradmartin214 bradmartin214 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
bradmartin214 is on a distinguished road
Default Driveway marketing.

Hey Steve,
I'll try to send the flyer. My problem is that to afford these homes most of my people are out working. I go out from between 10-3. I got a wonderful email from a client who is having me do his driveway.
I also have my clients sign the contract online thru Google docs to save a trip back. This man was very impressed that I was doing things through email.

I look forward to receiving any and all suggestions or criticisms.
Brad

P.S. go to my website mobilityinnovationsmd.com and the flyer is on the main page
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you go out when more people are home? Maybe on the weekends or after dinner on a weekday?

You should also consider to do what Andy suggested and hook up with some local contractors to get them to offer your service, even if you give them a finders fee.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-16-2011, 04:56 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Can you go out when more people are home? Maybe on the weekends or after dinner on a weekday?

You should also consider to do what Andy suggested and hook up with some local contractors to get them to offer your service, even if you give them a finders fee.
We should keep in mind this is a two way street, the fellow I sub to does give us a referral fee, at the same time he referred clients to us as well and I pay him a finder fee also. He did one driveway for us today although the weather here is still poor, desperate cold but he guarantee's his work....
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-19-2011, 05:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,149
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is a very good point. So it would help Brad if he could keep his eye open for other jobs that he could send out to other companies.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advertising Promo Ideas??? trimmersandskimmers Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 02-09-2011 09:32 AM
Business Idea - Driveway sealing picframer General Business Discussions 13 01-18-2011 07:17 AM
Concrete Sealing Tips.com - Ready for Contractors to sign up. The Cleaning Doctor Promote your products or services 6 01-06-2011 04:41 PM
Building a Driveway picframer General Talk 10 04-30-2010 10:54 AM
advertising ideas gmoney55 Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 8 04-22-2008 02:56 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
Yesterday 09:47 PM
Today 02:21 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 33
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
03-30-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 11:40 PM
by Blue Star Lawn Care
5 121
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Yesterday 09:21 PM
by aduttonater
17 1,140
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
38 4,216
Help create a new lawn...
dlc7101
Yesterday 07:24 PM
Yesterday 07:24 PM
by dlc7101
0 52
hello
oasis_greenscapes
Yesterday 06:18 PM
Yesterday 06:18 PM
by oasis_greenscapes
0 29
Please share video on...
Sprinkler Buddy
Yesterday 02:59 PM
Yesterday 02:59 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
0 32
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Yesterday 02:35 PM
by SGL1
19 357
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
03-31-2015 02:40 PM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by SGL1
6 106
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Yesterday 01:51 PM
by Steve
13 260
Staff at school give me...
LawnCareMan280
03-31-2015 09:00 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
1 183
New to the site
tl757
03-31-2015 07:30 PM
Yesterday 01:36 PM
by Steve
1 61
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
Yesterday 01:24 PM
by Steve
10 342
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Yesterday 01:14 PM
by Steve
11 323
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
Yesterday 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 86
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
03-31-2015 11:16 PM
by CurbAppeal1
11 372
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
03-31-2015 08:05 PM
by shadrach
11 447
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
03-31-2015 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 93
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
03-31-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 126
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
03-31-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,668
Hydro oil
googus
03-30-2015 06:45 AM
03-31-2015 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 105
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-30-2015 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 672
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-30-2015 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,510
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-30-2015 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 649
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-30-2015 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 460
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-30-2015 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 469
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
03-30-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 477
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-30-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 249
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
03-30-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,545
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 213
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 704
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 253
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 340
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 301
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 1,163
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,585
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,675
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 385
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 272
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,737
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 665
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 177
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 281
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 210
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 173
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,811
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 930
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,696
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 327
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 221
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy