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Ramster2000
03-22-2002, 06:39 PM
I'm looking for a new name for my business. I an appealing name that people will like. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Some things I could base my name on are:
1. I live in Bucks County
2. I only do lawn care and mulching
3. My town is Jamison
4. I always do quality work
5. I'm young(18)

rodfather
03-22-2002, 06:46 PM
Forget about #3-#5 having anything to do with coming up with a company name. You live in Jaimson, PA (but maybe not forever). #4, all of us strive to do quality work (who wouldn't). And #5, you won't be 18 forever. Get the pic?

But whatever name you choose, do a background name search so you don't accidently choose one that is already registered in PA...that could cause problems later.

Good Luck.

wayne volz
03-22-2002, 09:56 PM
:cool:

The only suggestion I have to offer on name selection is this.

Do not use you given name. I made this mistake. It sounds really good at first, but creates some phone problems down the road.

As your company grows and you may not be answering the phone yourself, everyone will ask for you when they call. Even though they don't know you, they will ask because of the name. Is ______ there? Not bad at first, but hard to deal with as your company grows.

That is my two cents worth on that!

Thanks and I hope you establish a good one.

Wayne

Kent Lawns
03-23-2002, 12:35 AM
I rather like the idea of using your own name:

Seems to work for:
Raymond James (huge investment house)
Charles Schwab (huge investment house)
Dean Witter (huge investment house)

Chrysler, Dodge, Olds, Ford, etc. etc.

I think your given name establishes your identity the fastest.

Commander
03-23-2002, 12:48 AM
When you get new cards made up with your name on it... I used to use the title "owner" I just had new cards made up with my name, and below that in italix "student of horticulture" just something to think about.

TJLC
03-23-2002, 06:50 AM
Wow and I thought I was the only one who thinks you should use your real name as your business name.LOL

heygrassman
03-23-2002, 12:13 PM
What is your goal with the name? If you are looking to get to the top of the yellow pages listing, that is a little limiting.

As for names of businesses, the name of the business is given stigma on how it is positioned. Dan The Man Landscaping (yes there is one of these in the Columbus Yellow pages) is not as quality oriented as Daniel Landscape and Grounds Management. Presentation and how it is marketed are key. When you see Charles Schaub he is in his commercials with a $1K hugo boss suit in an office that cost more to build than my house.

I just read an article about a company here locally Five Season's Landscape and everyone asks him, why the name or what is the 5th season??. Bill says in the article we made it up and everyone remembers it, job accomplished.

I am using Ascapes for 2 reasons, one is that it makes many great tag lines "Help us help you Ascape from the things you dont like to do", "Let us turn your outter home into an Ascape at the end of the day and not another project on the to do list", etc.... and second, I get towards the top of the phone book (not sure if this is significant in Central Ohio or not)

Couple that I like for you
Jamison & Buck Lawncare (or Landscape) Management (feeds well off Cutter & Buck - gr8 rep for clothes)
Creative Landscape Solutions (this was going to be mine, but is was taken in Ohio..)
Yard Barbers (Is used here and seems to be well recognized by name.)
Intergity Landscape (or Lawncare)

Guess this is more than my $.02, ohh well.

jf

proscapeINC
03-23-2002, 10:52 PM
How about Exterior Concepts

Mykster
03-25-2002, 02:10 AM
Is Jamison near Pitt.? Reason I ask is that in my area alot of comanies are named after certain things like the ocean, county, rivers, cities, etc. (Three Rivers Lawn Care). Don't know much of anything else in your area but you should get my point. Hope this helps.

rdln
03-25-2002, 05:22 PM
"Penn State Yard Warriors"
(might have some legal issues)

wilawns
03-27-2002, 10:28 PM
greenway lawn care
greenkeepers

BigEd
03-27-2002, 10:52 PM
Curb Appeal
Lawnscape
Turf Connection
Elite Lawn and Landscape Management
Bozo's Lawn Service(We dont Clown Around) Just Kidding!LOL

Tim Canavan
03-28-2002, 09:09 PM
All I can say is be original. Don't use a name just to get at the top of the phone list either. I see so many names that are also here in Houston and probably in every other city too. I won't name any names. You know who you are.:D
Keep us posted on what you come up with.:cool:

southside
03-30-2002, 09:58 AM
"Mow 4 Money"
"Will mow for food/beer"
:D
Seriously, how about "Dynamow", "Green Concepts","Crew Cut"
or "The Land Tamers". These are names of some mowing companies here in Australia.Can't see a problem using them in
the US.

Mowingman
03-30-2002, 10:08 AM
"Dynamow" is the name of a mower manufacturer here. Might be legal issues using that name.:D

Always Green
03-31-2002, 12:36 PM
If you use your name only use your last name that way they ask for mr. --------. and your staff can answer mr.-------- is in the field can I help you. (in the future if you get that big)
A name that dosen't use your name will come in handy if you decide to sell your company later, new owner won't have to keep saying " Bob's retired i'm Joe the new owner."
But peolpe will still try to act like they know you I get several calls a year for Mr. Green


Curtis Lee
Always Green Landscaping <-------- Trade mark

proline32
03-31-2002, 01:01 PM
Well,
personally I have always used my own name for the company....

Ronald G. Raley Services Corp, and I have a slogan with it
"Your Yard Barber!"

No confusion there, and people get to know you!
I used to have another name and I just didn't work as well.

Some other names you could try:

The cutting edge
Custom Cutting concepts
ProMow services
rhizomes r us:p

some low ball names:

I mow cheap
the lawn man
crapsman for hire
ford pinto mowing services

lawnstudent
04-03-2002, 09:52 AM
How about:

Bucks Mulch & Mow
Bucks County Mulch & Mow
Mulch'n Mow of Bucks County
Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch More
Bucks Cuts & Mulch More

DaveK
04-03-2002, 09:40 PM
All I can say is be original. Don't use a name just to get at the top of the phone list either. I agree with that. Unless it's like Anderson Lawn Care or other name that obviously wasn't chosen simply to get listed higher. Names like A1A Lawncare or others like that gives the impression that the sole reason for the name was for yellow pages placement.

If you choose a name like XXXXXX Lawncare and Mulch, you have limited yourself (in the minds of your customers) to just lawncare and mulching. That's fine, as long as that is all you plan to do. But who knows what the future holds.

Some of the best names I have heard of are Agroscaping, Terra Vitae, and Grand Scapes (located in Grand Blanc, MI) and others that have a deeper meaning. To some people, it may not mean much, but many of your highly educated clients will understand it. And which company seems to be owned by a professional, Fairway Vista Lawn Services, or A1 Quality Cuts?

Get out the thesaurus and start thinking.

That's my 2&cent;

crew
04-05-2002, 11:09 AM
Young Bucks Lawn Care and Mulching.

lawnstudent
04-05-2002, 12:08 PM
I like your suggestion Crew! But I would modify it as follows:

Young Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch More


It says what you do, where you do it, yet it gives you the freedom to diversify your business. Elegant and just the right amount of tongue in cheek to get their attention.


jim

DaveK
04-05-2002, 06:36 PM
Young Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch More Don't you mean Young Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch & More

Then after awhile, Middle Aged Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch & More.:)

And eventually Old Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch & More. :D

lawnstudent
04-05-2002, 11:50 PM
quote:
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Don't you mean Young Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch & More
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I mean Mulch More. It's a play on words.

Much More ---> Mulch More

Hey, if you were a scrub you could use: "Ten Bucks Lawn Care & Mulch Less".

DaveK
04-06-2002, 12:05 AM
OH.. now I see it. :)

chargincharlie5
04-09-2002, 06:20 PM
ife cameup with our name BEST KEPT LAWNCARE but i like some others moe fuggers lawncare home grown lawns green side up bucks horticulture services we care

MuskTurfKing
04-09-2002, 07:51 PM
Try to think of a name that is catchy, yet professional, I'm partial to my name, TurfKing Lawn Maintenance. I'm sure it will change sometime, but for the time being I advertise as TurfKing.

Hank

Russo
04-10-2002, 12:26 PM
TruYellow ChemGrass. Nah, maybe not.

Lowballer Lawn and Drywall. That's no good either.

Lazyscapes. Hey, that's not bad!

Just having some fun. I wish you the best of luck. Let us all know when you find a good one.

Landscraper.

Kelly Landscaping
04-12-2002, 11:22 PM
how about :
Emerald Greens Lawn & Landscaping
"Buck" saver Lawncare
Diamond Cut Lawncare :

lawnstudent
04-13-2002, 12:52 PM
Emerald Greens - isn't that almost redundant (green greens)? Good suggestions. What does Ramster 2000 think?

jim