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!

Fast growing Company from southern NH


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 03-03-2009, 10:22 AM
GroundWorks2009's Avatar
GroundWorks2009 GroundWorks2009 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Rep Power: 8
GroundWorks2009 is on a distinguished road
Default Fast growing Company from southern NH

I am 20 years old and have been running Ground Works, LLC for the past 2 years. I started out with a Ford f150 and walk behind when I was 16/17 years old. Currently I have the most professional and ideal lawn mowing setup in town a 2008 250 super duty with red pin stripes matching the black and red toro z master mowers. 60" 2007 model with turf striper.
I also have new sthill backpack blowers, 4 shindawa wackers, 60" jrco dethatcher, edger, and lots of other misc. tools. I did almost 70,000 in total sales last season and invested over 30,000 back into the business. This season I plan on financing a new f350 Dump to match the 250, and a vplow for the 250.


groundworksllc@yahoo.com
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blackflyer.jpg (572.9 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg FINAL LOGO.jpg (338.8 KB, 6 views)

Last edited by GroundWorks2009; 03-03-2009 at 10:30 AM.
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 03-03-2009, 06:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Christian,

You are really on top of things. How have you been able to pull all this great stuff off! Your lawns look top notch, your marketing looks very professional and there seems to be nothing stopping you!

What advice do you have for new lawn care business owners just getting started?
__________________
- 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 03-03-2009, 08:12 PM
GroundWorks2009's Avatar
GroundWorks2009 GroundWorks2009 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 18
Rep Power: 8
GroundWorks2009 is on a distinguished road
Default How have I done this?

I still have alot to learn. thats why I came to this site. And it has given me some great ideas. but, I would tell people just getting started.. to definitely go door to door, and do not be discouraged if they arn't interested. if you go to 30 doors, you are guaranteed to get at least one customer. Most likely 2. And every customer results in another down the road.

Craigslist has given my business great results. In the spring and fall I get inquires several times a week from craigslist adds.

I think that a professional looking full color flyer or brochure will attract attention at local workout clubs.

Always have a sign near or on your truck when mowing. I see this guy driving around my town 2 years in a row now with a commercial mower on a blank trailer and truck. For all people know he could be doing someone a favor.

Advertise on site! As questions to neighbors of existing customers such as; have you ever had someone mow your lawn before? Are you interested in a free mow, and if your happy we can work out a deal. This works because your already on their good side for the free mow.

I sometimes pull over on the ride home from a day of mowing and talk to people I see outside quickly and hand them a flyer. Ive gotten a few houses this way
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
As questions to neighbors of existing customers such as; have you ever had someone mow your lawn before? Are you interested in a free mow, and if your happy we can work out a deal. This works because your already on their good side for the free mow.
This is fascinating! Do you suggest asking neighbors if they want a free mow, if you see them or should you knock on their door or how would it be best to approach them with this offer?

Any suggestions on what kind of percentage a lawn care business owner should shoot for when offering this service as far as success goes? For instance if they offer this free mow to 10 neighbors, what % should they try and get to use the free mow and what % should they try and get to become regular customers?
__________________
- 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
Fast Signs makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 16 04-04-2008 08:00 PM
A growing business Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-02-2008 03:37 PM
Southern Central Rain Lawn Service CatchingCold Starting a lawn care business. 18 10-25-2007 10:51 PM
Is this a growing trend? Steve General Business Discussions 8 01-19-2007 09:29 PM
Fast or slow? Steve General Talk 1 12-26-2006 02:09 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
Today 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,191
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
Today 02:33 PM
Today 02:33 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
0 12
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Today 11:52 AM
Today 11:52 AM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
0 13
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 106
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 137
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 125
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 116
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 318
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,756
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 283
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 257
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,469
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 334
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 287
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 235
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 317
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 219
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,344
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,046
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 407
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,340
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,123
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,285
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

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