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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

Hello to all!!


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default Hello to all!!

My name is Daniel Hopson, I currently run a full time pressure washing company.
I have have been in the pressure washing business for the about 10 years, I am thinking about expanding into the lawn care business.
I love the estimators/calculator that is awesome, wish their was one for pressure washing!
http://www.cleanerimagepw.com
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 12-02-2009, 07:00 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 5
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome Daniel there is a lot more here than just those that can cross over into the pw business.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2009, 07:02 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to our forum!
Quote:
wish their was one for pressure washing!
What would you need it to do?

I checked out your site! You got a lot of content there. How did you hook up with the news spot on tv about you?

Also what was your view on doing radio advertising?
__________________
- 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 12-02-2009, 10:33 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Hi Daniel,

Welcome to our forum!


What would you need it to do?

I checked out your site! You got a lot of content there. How did you hook up with the news spot on tv about you?

Also what was your view on doing radio advertising?
I contacted the TV station to see if they do stories on local business's and they told me they was going to start a "small business spotlight" and I would be the first one they call and sure enough 6 months later the phone rang!!
Advertising on the radio isn't all its cracked up to be unless you have a big budget to keep the commercial going for long periods of time..
As far as what I would need the calculator to do I would have to think about it.. but it would be awesome!!! if you have some spare time give me a call I know there are alot of cleaning contractors that would love to have something like that! 423-384-8611 If I dont answer just leave a message and I will get back with you
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-2009, 10:40 PM
winkie61 winkie61 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fayetteville,NC
Posts: 50
Rep Power: 5
winkie61 is on a distinguished road
Smile Lawn Business

Hi Daniel, I started my lawn business part time in 2007 on the weekends. I left my job as a manager of a pest control company in Apr of this year. My customer base has grown 158%. I've just started doing pressure washing , gutter cleaning and moisture remediation. I'm starting to get some jobs. I only invision it getting better.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-03-2009, 01:57 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I contacted the TV station to see if they do stories on local business's and they told me they was going to start a "small business spotlight" and I would be the first one they call and sure enough 6 months later the phone rang!!
That is fantastic! Did you find that to have a positive response? Do you think others should be doing this in their area?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 12-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default

Do I think others should try it in their market? YES! anytime you can get "free" advertising I say go for! my phone rang for days after that clip ran...
I even had a couple people notice me after about two months after it aired!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-03-2009, 03:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default



That is amazing!

Why do you think there is such a difference in response between radio and tv? Does it just come down to more people watch tv than listen to radio?

Have you considered doing any tv ads? Or do you think the power of it was that you were in the news?
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 12-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Daniel H Daniel H is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
Daniel H is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve, I am planning on doing a TV com. this spring..
I ran a promotion with a local radio station, where we gave away 8 Free house washes to local military families.. the promotion was worth over $11,000 in air time.. ran 4 times a day between 2 radio stations plus a banner on their internet site... here is why I am not sure radio works, we almost didnt even have enough people sign up to give all 8 house washes away!!!
In my opinion in today's busy fast pace world radio is falling behind, simply because radio is theater for the mind, people like instant gratification, thinking about what a house would look like clean is NOT like seeing it..
I think hearing Hadrees commercial about 1/2 pound juicy hamburger is totally different then trying to sell a house wash. Because we all have to eat and all have eaten and seen a juicy hamburger so in our mind we can see it.
So that being said some commercials work well with radio and some dont.
as far as mowing and landscaping goes I think it would work! because every home owner could visualize coming home to freshly manicured lawn and their new "rock garden" with a waterfall as the center piece
See the difference?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-03-2009, 08:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh yeah that makes sense.

You are selling a cleaning service. To sell this you want to show the viewer a before and after because that is what it is all about.

I am surprised when they did this tv special on you, their sales staff didn't walk right up to you and try to get you to place ads right now.

But I guess Spring time would be the most effective time to advertise cleaning services to homeowners?
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Yesterday 09:41 PM
by SGL1
24 6,384
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 08:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
122 8,517
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 558
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
Yesterday 07:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 177
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Yesterday 06:07 PM
by arazucontracting
0 45
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Yesterday 04:52 PM
by Steve
4 206
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Yesterday 12:10 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 154
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 618
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
Yesterday 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 230
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 620
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 981
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 953
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,165
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,553
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 560
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,956
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 412
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 670
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,063
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 486
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 826
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 613
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,346
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,055
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,261
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 938
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 520
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 626
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 539
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,265
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,030
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,149
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 512
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 527
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,942
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 771
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,434
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,428
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 940
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,705
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,195
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,761
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 637
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,387
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,478
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 856
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,157
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,924
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,246
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 829
» Popular Tags
2wd apartment complex article marketing bid blades charge christmas lighting collections collections subcontractor commercial customers decorating ditches employee problems exmark ferris fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes holiday lighting how much to charge installation kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mow mulch new buisness past due podcast promotion pto redmax running a business savannah scag schedule seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services top dresser toro trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.

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