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 > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-2006, 02:11 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,073
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation

Have you noticed younger home owners to be repair-challenged? Have they asked you to provide services above and beyond lawn care?

Do you think there is a business opportunity in offering home maintenance services as well?

Young homeowners often repair-challenged - With low interest rates allowing more young adults to buy property in recent years, many inexperienced homeowners are desperate for advice when the furnace goes out, the roof leaks or when a home project that seemed like a no-brainer goes terribly wrong.

"They know they've got to buy real estate; they know it's a good investment. But that doesn't help you when you swing a hammer and hit a pipe in the wall," says Lou Manfredini, a Chicago hardware store owner who gives do-it-yourself advice on local radio and nationally online and on TV. "Unfortunately, homes don't come with an instruction manual."

Contractors say it's not unusual for them to get frantic calls from young do-it-yourselfers who get in over their heads.
- 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

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

Old 08-22-2006, 05:07 PM
Howard Roark
Posts: n/a

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book

One of the largest lawn care companies in Central Texas began offering a handyman service earlier this year. They're now all over the radio advertising help wanted in this department.

We got a bid once for some tile work from a Franchise handyman operation. The bid was ridiculously expensive, but people will pay!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 08:13 AM
Posts: n/a

We already offer this type of service. A sort of one stop shop for the home owner. It can be a very lucrative part of your overall business if you play your cards right
Reply With Quote


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
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Today 10:11 AM
by Steve
1,262 446,664
Been here for a while
01-29-2014 04:49 PM
10-12-2016 09:57 AM
by Steve
3 1,538
Any successful one man...
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
10-06-2016 05:07 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
9 787
Is there a sticky about...
10-03-2016 06:08 PM
10-04-2016 09:50 AM
by Steve
1 197
What were your top...
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-30-2016 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 2,371
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
09-30-2016 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,844
A quick Intro
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,665
Enter to win Free...
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 566
I have a new show!
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 717
First commercial estimate
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 745
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.

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