Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71  
Old 01-10-2014, 10:38 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
Did any of you guys get an email from Wintergreen Corporation? It's the same address as Christmas Lights Ect.. I have not heard of it so I'm assuming they are rolling out a wholesale division. They are already doing pre-order discounts good until the end of the month.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 01-19-2014, 10:12 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
CDI & Vickerman Bows

Here is a picture that compares the CDI bows (left) to Vickerman. I have several lady clients who basically tell me they are bow snobs. If you get clients with very high standards you can't beat Vickerman bows. They sold out of 18" bows back during the summer.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 01-19-2014, 10:22 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
Wreath

Here are some shots of the device I used for hanging the larger wreaths. I doubled back the cable and zip tie it as an extra safety feature. You can hang wreaths really fast with this set up and all you need is adjust one set screw.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 02-10-2014, 09:27 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
I just finished my new website and will have a good holiday lighting section for next year. I was Googling holiday lights to see who currently ranks high and how their sites look. I came across this http://www.wehangchristmaslights.com/bizop/bizindex.php. The video that has looked pretty good right up until they busted out the staple guns.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 02-11-2014, 01:37 AM
Hope Landscaping's Avatar
Hope Landscaping Hope Landscaping is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lewisville, Texas
Posts: 241
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlantscapeSolutions View Post
I just finished my new website and will have a good holiday lighting section for next year. I was Googling holiday lights to see who currently ranks high and how their sites look. I came across this http://www.wehangchristmaslights.com/bizop/bizindex.php. The video that has looked pretty good right up until they busted out the staple guns.
Lol, you mean to tell me you don't have a couple staple guns laying around?? jk.

On another subject; as I'm getting more into holiday lighting I need to look into roof safety, have any suggestions for that? Like harnesses etc...
__________________
www.hopelandscaping.net
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 08-22-2014, 11:33 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
Mike Marlow has left the building. It will be interesting to see where he ends up going. I would think he would be staying in the holiday lighting sector. I bet Scott is a bit freaked out. Lots of people bailed on HD but Mike surely kept some on board they would have left if he had not been there.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 08-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Stuttering Stan's Avatar
Stuttering Stan Stuttering Stan is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chesapeake, Va
Posts: 1,433
Wow, that's news to me. Hopefully he will resurface before the season begins. Heck of a standup guy!
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 08-23-2014, 01:22 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuttering Stan View Post
Wow, that's news to me. Hopefully he will resurface before the season begins. Heck of a standup guy!
I would like to see Mike start his own business. As many year of experience as he has it would not be hard to go from zero to 100 pretty quickly. Mike is kind of like Colonel Sanders in that he knows the secret recipe for the HD greenery.

From industry contacts I know HD has done a great job of concealing who makes their greenery in China. Most companies have struggled to create greenery on the same level. Vickerman is probably one of few companies that comes close to HD quality. The Vickerman warranty is still three years. Any minor issues I have with their product Dara quickly fixes.

According to Jason Christmas Designers is working on a new line of greenery. Hopefully it will be ready for this season.

I would think if you were able to come up with HD quality greenery you could make a good living just servicing that market niche. As long as you use quality LED lights your exposure to liability is limited. Forget all that pain in the butt wire frame yard art and LL stuff.

I feel bad for anyone who loaded up on the LED wire frame stuff after the last big failure. Having to spend time trying to search for that lone bulb that went out and killed half a strand of lights is going to be frustrating. The unsealed LED bulbs have poor longevity and the newer wire frame stuff is going to be hell to keep lit and running.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 08-24-2014, 12:06 AM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
This will be the first season where my website was worth a crap. Organically I'm on the first page of Google in my lawn top dressing category and usually hold one of the top spots. I'm hoping to creep up to the first page of Google before November gets here. I'm making some YouTube videos to link to my holiday lighting page. Hopefully some extra content will help.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 08-27-2014, 09:33 PM
PlantscapeSolutions's Avatar
PlantscapeSolutions PlantscapeSolutions is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Buda,Texas
Posts: 2,514
Wow, I just got a mass email from Stacy with Brite Lights of Houston and her husband Carlos passed away unexpectedly. Not sure what happened but hopefully she will be OK. They have a pretty large operation and as some of you know were a distributor for HD last year. I don't think Carlos was even 40 years old.
__________________
Market- Austin Texas Area
Employees- 3
Sales $300K+

Services-AutoCAD Landscape Design & Install, Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, HD Holiday Lighting, Masonry (Stone, Block, Brick, and Stucco), & Arborist Work

Accreditations & Memberships- BBB, TNLA, TPCL 611373, & Class 1 Nurserymen.

Market Niche- High end residential.

-http://plantscapesolutions.net/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Page generated in 0.08315 seconds with 10 queries