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Old 11-27-2010, 04:25 PM
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I'm new to the forum, been in business going on 7 years, I do residential and commercial Lawn Service and Snow Removal. we offer Mowing, Spring and Fall Cleanup, Aereation, Irrigation install and Service, Landscaping , Hardscape, Gutter cleaning, Power washing, Christmas Lighting, and Handyman service. Currently servicing 82 regular customers plus several service specific customers. Anyone using Gopher Software I would like some feedback looking at purchasing it for 2011 season. I've been doing everything by Pen and Paper up till now and I'm sick of it.
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You offer a wide variety of services! Did you start off that way or did you add them as time went on?

How have you liked offering the Christmas lighting services? We talk about that quite a bit here but it seems not too many offer it for too long.
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You offer a wide variety of services! Did you start off that way or did you add them as time went on?

How have you liked offering the Christmas lighting services? We talk about that quite a bit here but it seems not too many offer it for too long.
I started out just mowing and trimming, then residential only snow removal, then added aereration, took some classes on irrigation install got licensed as a plumber,bought my first jeep and had a plow put on it and moved into commercial snow removal, got the idea for christmas lighting from one of my customers who asked if I would be interested in doing theirs, I said yes they liked my work and said I should add that to my business and this year I bought a pull behind aerial man lift and have added tree service and also going to use man lift for christmas light install I don't buy fancy high dollar trucks I use Jeep unlimiteds for my whole business, trailers are 82X12ft I use all toro equipment and all my sprinkler is toro also I grew slow I don't do employees my 3 sons and my daughter work with me but are listed as co-owners My daughter and wife mainly do my paperwork and I'm looking to purchase Gopher software for 2011 so we can get away from pen and paper.
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I use the gopher software. I love it, it makes scheduling so simple. Set up the customer once and the program does the rest. Does the billing for me and prints out daily schedules and end of month bills. You can upload the company logo for use on invoices too. I have no complaints what so ever with the program. The schedule includes an area to write in the time you arrive and complete the job. Do the trial to learn the program, you'll be glad you did.
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What have you thought about offering this service now with the aerial lift? Do you think they are easier to use than manually climbing up trees?
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I use the gopher software. I love it, it makes scheduling so simple. Set up the customer once and the program does the rest. Does the billing for me and prints out daily schedules and end of month bills. You can upload the company logo for use on invoices too. I have no complaints what so ever with the program. The schedule includes an area to write in the time you arrive and complete the job. Do the trial to learn the program, you'll be glad you did.
Thanks, I plan on getting it Hopefully for Christmas present all I asked for LOL
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How much did you get it for ?? Looks like it would work well.
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What have you thought about offering this service now with the aerial lift? Do you think they are easier to use than manually climbing up trees?
By far easier plus I'm 43 I don't heal like I use to so climbing up trees not a option for me my boys will climb like monkeys but dad stays on the ground I let the boys handle the up in the air and on the roof top stuff
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How much did you get it for ?? Looks like it would work well.
It's made by genie I'm doing a lease option right now see how well its going to work with the christmas lighting and tree service Unit sells for 28,000
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