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!

kickin grass and takin names in OK.


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 09-20-2010, 09:01 AM
turboflyer turboflyer is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 5
turboflyer is on a distinguished road
Default kickin grass and takin names in OK.

what's up?
New to this site, although i have been reading some of the posts for awhile. seems to have a lot of usefull info and help.

Here in OKlahoma, started up spring 2010, have 5 regulars including a 3.5acre property, and a starbux, have done 12 landscaping projects, and an outdoor tile job, plus liquid weed spraying for my customers. some tree work too and some sprinkler repair.
also would like to find out more about apartment contracts, and business chains ie:carlsJR..., how do you guys get the big contracts, other than by shear luck? lol.

looking to find out what everyone else is using for their weed control spraying, and if the environmentally friendly stuff really works and is worth using price/vs/result.
Currently using; Target, sticker, pre-m, 3-way, dye and water

looking to find out moore about sprinkler installs???
pricing for christmas tree light hanging, houses and outdoor-trees???
leaf removal prices???
local oklahoma prices for snow removal (more like relocating on their property)??
web worm control and
tree removal prices???? any suggestions on any or all of these topics would greatly be appreciated!!!!!!!!!
Thanks in advance
A.L.L. Services llc
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 09-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

How did you land your Starbucks account? Could you recreate that and apply that process to other larger commercial properties?
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 09-20-2010, 04:52 PM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 29
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 5
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

How much are you getting on that 3.5 acres per acre?
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-15-2010, 08:18 PM
turboflyer turboflyer is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 5
turboflyer is on a distinguished road
Default to lawnmoore

the 3.5 acre i get $355.00 once every 10 days.

with a finishing mower, string trimming around every building, inside an outside of every fence, and the entire road line, tree, and pole, bird bath ect.
solo=6hrs, me and 1 other person = 2.5 to 3hrs.

hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2010, 08:23 PM
turboflyer turboflyer is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 5
turboflyer is on a distinguished road
Default to steve

i landed the starbux account out of shear luck, through doing another resident's lawn. no contract, but now they do their spraying through me and all their landscaping too. i wish it were through corperate so they would give me some others too.

can you send me an e-mail instead of a reply to this
on: what to charge for christmas lights LED per foot or however they charge comonly. I've got a guranteed job if i can just give them a price???
I thought maybe some people wold have an idea on where to order lights from so you don't have to pay retail, too? anything would help...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When you are just getting into hanging christmas lights, from what we have talked about in the past, you should experiment on your own house first. Keep track of how long it takes you to do the job. Also track how many linear feet you hung.

Then when you estimate other jobs, you will have a better idea on how long the job will take and you should be pretty close to being dead on.

I would think you should apply your regular hourly fee to the holiday lighting service as well.

As far as where to buy lights in bulk? I'd suggest do a search online for the best price.

Keep us posted on how it goes.
__________________
- 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
Kickin' logos around for t-shirts musician/lawnman Graphic Design Discussions 20 05-02-2008 06:49 AM
lawn care names rudeboy General Talk 9 08-30-2007 07:03 PM
Business Names Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-23-2006 08:01 PM
customer names Accuscapes Landscaping Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-15-2006 01:05 PM
Takin' it to the truck BSDeality Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 4 09-27-2005 07:46 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by SGL1
14 3,345
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 05:50 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 274
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
Yesterday 05:40 PM
Yesterday 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 33
Billing methods
jcurr33
Yesterday 01:33 PM
Yesterday 01:33 PM
by jcurr33
0 40
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
Yesterday 01:22 PM
by chris2500hd
7 164
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 12:44 PM
by Steve
4 116
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
Yesterday 04:49 AM
by avetslawncare
2 98
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-25-2015 08:57 PM
by SGL1
9 440
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 450
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-25-2015 08:04 PM
by avetslawncare
4 152
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,474
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
03-25-2015 07:20 PM
by avetslawncare
6 126
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-25-2015 03:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 245
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-25-2015 03:26 PM
by ESREVER
25 2,301
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 264
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 147
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,625
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 275
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 103
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-24-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 102
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 172
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 105
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 99
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 379,838
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 804
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-23-2015 11:48 AM
by BLC7
18 445
Need some advice about...
Wolf4dk
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
by Wolf4dk
0 157
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,522
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 236
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-21-2015 01:53 PM
by Bradcook21
4 271
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
03-20-2015 10:00 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 3,568
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 158
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 517
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 249
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 443
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 329
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,274
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 04:07 PM
03-18-2015 02:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
21 1,997
new to the site
bigdaveha12
03-17-2015 09:13 PM
03-18-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
1 183
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
03-17-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
17 829
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
03-17-2015 08:15 PM
by SGL1
3 246
mulch questions
Bradcook21
03-08-2015 08:37 AM
03-17-2015 07:00 PM
by Bradcook21
23 940
Scag hydro w/b frame...
Just for Cuts
03-11-2015 03:32 PM
03-17-2015 06:37 PM
by lxarth
11 467
Buy new or used?
lxarth
12-26-2014 09:50 PM
03-17-2015 06:11 PM
by lxarth
14 1,677
New to 2015
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 08:29 AM
03-17-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 266
Pulling trailer was...
SGL1
03-07-2015 07:14 PM
03-17-2015 08:11 AM
by SGL1
30 1,099
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 09:59 AM
03-16-2015 03:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
10 608
trimmer racks.
apmAkron
03-12-2015 09:07 AM
03-16-2015 03:17 PM
by Steve
4 331
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-16-2015 03:11 PM
by Steve
4 327
new equipment
apmAkron
03-12-2015 09:12 AM
03-16-2015 03:07 PM
by Steve
7 345
» Popular Tags
apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot sulky toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape 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 01:21 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 AM.

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