Old 09-17-2003, 08:54 AM
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Tru Green Chem Lawn Buyout

My biggest competetor has just been bought out by trugreen chemlawn. I purchased trucks, trailers, small equipment and all his leftover products. I think this may be "big time" money maker for me next season. What does everyone in here think?

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Old 09-17-2003, 04:02 PM
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Here in Oklahoma people will drop tru-green in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:05 PM
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It's starting to happen here in N. Fla as well...hate those guys...
2005 Ford 150 Crew Cab
1994 Chevy Astro
1 8x20 trailer, 1 5x12 trailer
54" Lesco Ztwo
52" Hydro Viking WB
48" Hydro Viking WB
36" Belt Encore WB
36" Exmark Metro
20" Snapper
2 Stihl FC75 edgers, 2 Stihl FS80 trimmers, Echo SRM2400 trimmer, Stihl 600 blower, Stihl 550 blower, Stihl BR420 blower, Stihl HS80 hedge trimmers, Echo HC-150 hedge trimmers, Stihl HL 75 Pole hedge trimmer, Echo Pole chain saw
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:37 PM
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Happening in NJ too. We picked up two decent size condos from Tru Green Land Care this week after they were thrown off the job...
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Old 09-18-2003, 08:44 PM
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Cool deal! Sounds promising! If there was a way that you could get an idea of "where some of those addresses are", you could easily sell your way in by explaining to them the benefits of a smaller private - like not using "junk" for product, and more personalized service (you're not just a "hose jockey"). One thing to consider, is that many of these people are going to switch right away, anyway, since many of them have probably already HAD one of these two companies in the past (many have). Incidentally, whereabouts are you?

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