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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Armed Forces Day Special

General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2013, 04:16 PM
LawnCareMan280's Avatar
LawnCareMan280 LawnCareMan280 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 243
Rep Power: 4
LawnCareMan280 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Armed Forces Day Special

Hi Guys,

Well I was wondering for my lawncare of 2013 I was wondering should I go out in the communitty and assist a veteran for lawn care? Will this attract new customers? Why I ask now is because I can plan to do it on armed forces day. Please Respond A.S.A.P!

P.S I got a new name instead of Vanden Broek Lawn Service I renamed it TJ'Z Lawn Care
Travis: owner of Travis' lawn care

(Making your lawn look the best!)
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 01-10-2013, 06:30 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 7
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I would contact the local organization like the VFW (no I am not endorsing then) and ask about a disabled vet in you area that could use a real good sprucing up, you know lawn mowed, flower beds done trees trimmed, shrubs trimmed. Then get you local supplier to donate the mulch etc and go out there and give 'em hell. If you look around I am sure you will find others who would help. Send out a press release and let the newspapers and local TV news know about the project, hopefully they will do a story and make you famous. This is exactly what big corporations do, how do you think the news gets those stories.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 02:24 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,643
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation

That is a great idea! Let us know how all this works out for you! I bet you get a lot of press coverage plus you will feel good helping out a local veteran!
- 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
Old 01-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 402
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point

I live down in Jacksonville nc and we are surrounded by military bases. I had an idea to help wounded warriors this summer. The idea came to me when I was walking to the buss stop last year (I now drive) and talking to my friend nick and he mentioned his family wanted a zero turn but couldn't afford it (his step dad steped on a mine and lost his legs) I couldn't think why they wanted one because they had a top of the line husquvarna lawn tractor so I asked why and he said because ray(his step dad) wanted to mow the lawn again and could operate the zero turn because he only needs his arms. So I thought what if I organize a week out of my season and take all profits and purchase consumer zero turns and hire a local welding shop to make it so the wounded warrior can use it even if there missing a hand. I don't mean to hijack this thread but how should I try to pull this off and because this is a huge military town I will get a lot of customers should I work a deal with other lawn company's and have them help me.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 05:24 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road

Ahhhhh yes, Jacksonville, NC. Boy do I not miss that place. Home to 500 barber shops, car dealers, strip clubs, and Marine "Lifers" ready to chew your *** up as soon as soon as they get the chance.

The idea you have is awesome. I have a friend who was with me in Iraq. He stepped on an IED and it took both of his legs and a lot of use to one of his arms. He's in the process of moving to a bigger house, I think an acre or two lot. One problem though....he can't mow the lawn. I was showing him my ZTR one day and we were thinking of ways to adapt it to him.

The things we came up with were an easier way for him to get on and sit down. Having the controls closer to his body so he doesn't have to reach forward as far.

Good luck with it, I'm sure other companies will donate and help you out. Theres a lot of support in that town!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 08:18 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 4
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road

Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Ahhhhh yes, Jacksonville, NC. Boy do I not miss that place. Home to 500 barber shops, car dealers, strip clubs, and Marine "Lifers" ready to chew your *** up as soon as soon as they get the chance.
haha perfectly described jacksonville nc and oceanside ca
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christmas Special - first 10 only The Cleaning Doctor Promote your products or services 7 12-18-2010 02:35 PM
September Special jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 13 09-15-2009 06:51 PM
$12.99 Special? Little's General Talk 6 07-01-2009 11:44 PM
Lawn & Garden Webvision™ Joins Forces ritchiem General Talk 4 04-10-2008 08:23 PM
Armed Forces Day Promotion! Gopher Support General Business Discussions 5 06-30-2007 06:15 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Throwing in the towel
Yesterday 07:28 PM
Yesterday 10:39 PM
by biglee
5 61
What have been your best...
09-29-2015 01:24 PM
Yesterday 10:37 PM
by biglee
15 376
17 tree stumps
09-11-2015 05:31 PM
Yesterday 09:56 PM
by SGL1
10 469
Pressure Washing Like a...
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 09:26 PM
by SGL1
15 3,316
These are the days on...
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 07:00 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
97 14,924
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 03:51 PM
Yesterday 01:30 PM
by mowandblow1980
29 906
The Pro's are back on...
10-07-2015 08:34 PM
Yesterday 12:08 PM
by Steve
2 66
dash camera's
10-07-2015 08:34 PM
Yesterday 12:05 PM
by Steve
1 47
honest opinion please
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
Yesterday 12:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,469
starting organic...
10-04-2015 12:22 PM
10-06-2015 05:05 PM
by Steve
1 74
Hi from Soggy Virginia!!
10-05-2015 12:47 PM
10-06-2015 05:01 PM
by Steve
1 61
organic fertilizing and...
10-05-2015 07:24 AM
10-06-2015 04:59 PM
by Steve
1 64
Stump grinding
09-18-2015 06:49 PM
10-06-2015 04:58 PM
by Steve
10 463
Leaf cleanup flyers?
08-04-2009 10:15 PM
10-06-2015 07:52 AM
by biglee
23 6,099
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
10-06-2015 06:55 AM
by Just for Cuts
8 2,471
Hello Everyone!!
L&L Lawn Care
09-22-2015 07:33 PM
10-03-2015 12:10 AM
by lxarth
7 290
Hello from Houston Texas
10-01-2015 10:21 AM
10-01-2015 09:29 PM
by Steve
2 97
Fall aeration /...
09-08-2015 09:37 AM
10-01-2015 05:34 PM
by lxarth
2 380
Hi from Illinois
01-02-2015 08:46 PM
09-30-2015 09:57 AM
by lxarth
6 1,259
How often to report...
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
09-29-2015 11:01 PM
by Steve
1 105
Hello From Michigans U.P.
09-28-2015 03:48 AM
09-29-2015 10:58 PM
by Steve
3 149
Sample commercial bid
09-02-2015 06:02 PM
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
by lxarth
2 2,656
Your 2015 summer review.
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
09-28-2015 06:19 PM
by Steve
24 3,242
The New Guy
09-27-2015 01:39 PM
09-28-2015 06:16 PM
by Steve
1 122
How would you approach a...
09-27-2015 05:15 PM
09-28-2015 06:15 PM
by Steve
1 145
Hello from Wisconsin
09-22-2015 04:15 PM
09-27-2015 08:44 PM
by SGL1
2 185
Needing a website built
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
09-27-2015 06:22 PM
by CLB454
13 5,267
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-26-2015 05:38 PM
by mowandblow1980
1,234 414,435
Hello Everyone!
09-24-2015 08:04 PM
09-25-2015 11:10 PM
by Steve
1 168
Drones,what's your...
09-08-2015 11:04 AM
09-24-2015 11:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 510
Mid Michigan
09-22-2015 06:34 PM
09-24-2015 07:52 PM
by RonSonlawncare
5 217
Hello everyone!
09-22-2015 11:13 AM
09-24-2015 06:55 PM
by jrs.landscaping
10 377
SCAG Tiger Cat Deck Lift...
09-13-2015 11:40 AM
09-18-2015 09:03 PM
by rower30
10 457
What would you charge?
09-11-2015 06:34 AM
09-16-2015 02:20 PM
by ZZK
6 563
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 03:16 PM
09-16-2015 01:33 PM
by Steve
7 938
carburetor adjusting tool
09-09-2015 05:35 PM
09-14-2015 09:34 PM
by SGL1
13 562
When to use a retaining...
09-13-2015 11:56 AM
09-14-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
1 282
Hi everyone from...
09-12-2015 11:32 AM
09-14-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
2 307
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

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