brucec32
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brucec32

LawnSite Platinum Member, from Atlanta, GA

brucec32 was last seen:
Jan 26, 2013
    1. brucec32
      brucec32
      Sorry, I keep my business and lawnsite seperate. My website is no prize winner, pretty basic. My wife actually sets them up for her pretty big corporations, I just haven't had time to have her fix mine up. To differentiate I just point out things like;
      1- with me they know who is showing up on site
      2. I don't require contracts or year-round service
      3. I am UGA/PLCAA certified, so I at least know something about grass. I've also been doing it 18 years or so, not 18 days.
      4. I specialize in mowing/leaf cleanup, with less emphasis on full-service. So for those who actually just want the basics, they can get it done w/o having to go with someone who doesn't really know what he's doing or a company that requires a more expensive full service plan.
      5. I only work Mon-Fri, 9-5, so nobody is showing up at their house while they're trying to enjoy it.
      6. I have backups for every piece of equipment, so no excuses on that front for not showing up on time.
      7. Photo of me (to show I'm clean cut), my wife (to show I'm not a drifter type), and some simple shots of actual lawns I do.

      You get the idea. Most of all I try to think of what I'd be looking for in a company if I was hiring one. Number one on my list would be a picture of the guys who will be padding around my place when I'm not there. Some equipment pics help to show one has machines capable of doing a nice job and that won't break down all the time are good. And finally specifics on plans, requirements, etc. If you require contracts, say so.

      Websites are also a great screening tool. Not interested in one-time cuts? Then say so in the website. It weeds them out and saves you answering calls from them. Require signed contracts? Say so now so you don't waste time discussing a lawn only to have them hang up when they hear that. A map of your coverage area is great, people have commented on liking that. With some companies you don't know if you're in their area or not. I happen to cover an area 40 minutes from my home, so if I didn't show it people would assume I don't cover their area. Stuff like that.
    2. PLS-Tx
      PLS-Tx
      Thanks for the input on our site. I agree with what you said. I was wondering if you have a site that we could look at? What is it that you have done on your site to set yourself apart? Thanks
    3. The Elements Group
      The Elements Group
      would like to speak with you more hope you have a prosperous and healthy new year. Also glad to see there are companies here from ga
    4. rods55
      rods55
      how does that tacoma do pulling your equipment, i have an 06 dc,lb with the 4.0 hoping it will work
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    Birthday:
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    Owner-operator in lawn maintenance since 1992.

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