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How has this year compared to last?


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Old 06-03-2014, 10:49 PM
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Default How has this year compared to last?

As a poll to get an idea of how the industry is doing, how would you say this year has been for you compared to last year at this time?

If you have any insights to share as to why this year is different for you from the last, it would be great to hear.
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This year has been good so far for us, Our trucks are seen all over the Tri-State area of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
We have a clean web site, uniforms, business cards, truck signage and even FB pages that really help.

Word of mouth advertising has done wonders as well, we have several large commercial clients that really stand out in the community and everyone has seen a big difference in the quality of work from the past years and they want their business to look as good.

In fact, our business has grown from last year.
As of this April it has quadrupled with more calls every week.
We are seeing a lot of frustrated clients that are tired of the "go & mow" guys and are looking for good dependable services,

It appears folks are taking more effort to make their homes and businesses look better than they have over the past few years. I am sure that the building rate being up is having a calming effect on the local economy while others are doing better with their finances and want a lawn care service to take the hassle out of their lives.

There is certainly room for improvement and there is enough work to go around for everyone.
We are pleased to be a part of our community.
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I lost one yard, dropped one and picked up a 4 acre weekly. So much better. The ones I lost were terrible.
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This year has been good so far. We are on our 7th cut of the season next week. We went from a one man mowing crew mowing 30 accounts last year to a 2 man crew mowing 60 accounts in 3 days this year. I also added a landscape crew with 2 guys and myself working 4 days a week. So far so good with lots of new leads coming in!
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