Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-12-2005, 07:18 PM
Jason Rose's Avatar
Jason Rose Jason Rose is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas
Posts: 5,777
So why would you ASSUME an LCO would change their name?

I will play along and put this in this NEW forum!

I saw an LCO here, I knew they just started last year. Had a catchy name, seemed to do decent work, but were not well liked among the other guys in town! They "new" guy had a real bad habit of following others around and then knocking on the customers door and flat out telling them he'd do it for less than the guy they have. Everyone I know had lost some business to this guy, including me. Only in business one season, seems to have a pretty big clientel going, has business name and what-not on his truck both sides and a large sign on trailer gate vinal, not cheap... I see him this spring, same truck, same trailer and mowers, NEW NAME on everything! Hummm, I really wonder what makes a guy change his business name in just one season. Neither the old or the new mane uses his own name in any way, so it's not like he's trying to either get his name in the business name or out of the business name, if you know what I mean.

Mine is Jason's total Lawn Care, humm, my name is Jason... Just made it easy for everyone to know who they are talking to. Thi It does seem to me that LCO names that don't include peoples names seem to get more cold calls, is there any truth to that, someone chosing "cutting edge lawn care" pver mine, just based on the catchy name? (not considering referals or anything).

What's YOUR take on someones sudden name change? As far as I know it was not because someone had the same name already, his first one was rather original. could it have been bad reputation? money troubles, i.e. bankruptsy?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-12-2005, 07:50 PM
Billz Billz is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 181
he probably just went legit... and had to pick a name to stay with when he incorporated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-12-2005, 08:44 PM
StealthDT StealthDT is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorktown, VA
Posts: 97
I had to change when I incorporated because a state search said there was already a corp registered under the same name. You should also do a trademark search, something I found out when I started my third company in an unrelated field.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-2005, 07:09 AM
crawdad's Avatar
crawdad crawdad is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crawdad Holler, TN
Posts: 1,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Rose
...

What's YOUR take on someones sudden name change? As far as I know it was not because someone had the same name already, his first one was rather original. could it have been bad reputation? money troubles, i.e. bankruptsy?
Why don't you ask him?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2005, 07:40 AM
Tvov Tvov is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 1,205
It is also possible he got in over his head with loans, and declared bankruptcy.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-2005, 02:29 PM
Eddie B Eddie B is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gone
Posts: 865
Maybe he has a lot of LCO's mad at him, and he thinks they won't know who he is if he changes the name.
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 01:16 AM.

Page generated in 0.08224 seconds with 9 queries