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 > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Snow contracts


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-30-2007, 10:51 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This kind of surprised me. I recently participated in a survey for snow magazine and the question was "Are you already getting your snow contracts signed for the 2007-08 winter season?" And I was very surprised to find that 60% of respondents answered "yes".

Kind of interesting. Any thoughts on why so early?
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 06-30-2007, 11:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Well, I think it is smart. If you have been in business for a few seasons why not take care of these situations as soon as you can in the year and lock the customers in. That would give you ahead start over your competition.

In the past when would you deal with these issues?
__________________
- 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 07-01-2007, 01:00 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I personally don't send out snow removal contracts until September
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-06-2007, 03:31 PM
camigda lawn service camigda lawn service is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 10
camigda lawn service
Default

Hey, I'm getting into the residential snow removal this year. I just bought a snowblower today. I am asking how much to bid on these jobs. I am in Denver Co so anyone here that can give me some answers could ya? I have several of my lawn service clients interested and am eager to give them the bid asap.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-2007, 06:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi camigda,

Prices may differ based on areas. Have you thought about calling a few local lawn care operators in your area and ask them how much it would be to do this to your property? Or to a friends? That way you could get a local idea. Maybe get 3 bids for a friends property?

Would that help you?

Unless someone else wants to jump in and offer some prices?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 10-06-2007, 06:50 PM
camigda lawn service camigda lawn service is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 10
camigda lawn service
Default

great ideas, thanks. was hoping some local denver snow removal folks could throw me a bone by telling me how they determine their pricing in this area. I'm not lazy but instead will waste their time and gas by bringing them out to give me a quote, for their service I will not use, but I figured I'd just ask in this forum instead. I hate when people do this to me!
Asking is so much more productive for all.
Camigda:blush:
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I totally agree, I just thought my response would be the fastest.

Hey, you know you can always give them $10 or $20 bucks for the estimate to make it worth their time.

The information they give you will be worth way more than that. Someone else here from Colorado may still jump in here to help answer you.

Any thoughts on what you will be doing to market this service?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 10-07-2007, 06:21 PM
camigda lawn service camigda lawn service is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 10
camigda lawn service
Default

I never thought of that, thanks! That way I won't be screwing them over and I'll feel a whole lot better about it.
As far as marketing right now I'll be calling my current lawn service clients, I'll put out flyers along with my aeration flyers, plus I am associated with a non-profit organization that will allow me to place the flyers there. I also placed an ad on Craigslist targeting my specific area. Since this is just beginning and I have only the blower and shovels, I've got to keep it small.
CMig
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-07-2007, 06:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Will you be offering any outdoor decorations this fall/winter?
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 10-07-2007, 11:43 PM
Billz Billz is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Rep Power: 11
Billz
Default

I always send my snow bids to my customers with their bills on Oct. 1...This year some of my customers are actually signing with other plow companies...I am not sure what I will do about it in the spring. These same 2 customers praise me every time I see them, and admit their lawn has never looked so good...but have no loyalty toward my if they sign with the cheapos...I will probably just raise their lawncare next year $100, and look every time I plow to see if they are done. Last year I had a customer sign with another company...they plowed 6 times, where I plowed 25 times to the same area. He complained all spring to me about being snowed in all winter, and then just announced to me he was taking bids again this year, and I would have to compete with that company if I wanted to plow him this year. I hate snow already so told him if he wants to sign with anyone else for plowing to be sure they mowed!
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 06:04 AM
Yesterday 05:48 PM
by Steve
1 39
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 365
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
Yesterday 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 45
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 137
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 144
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 161
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 614
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,324
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 518
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,396
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 286
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 913
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 779
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 618
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 738
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 712
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,789
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,269
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,049
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,122
» 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 l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice 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 video 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 07:50 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 PM.

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