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Old 07-07-2001, 12:51 AM
CSRA Landscaping CSRA Landscaping is offline
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Nope, wasn't joking. Why would I be? I think the bit about being considered a scrub because you have no lettering was just a bit facetious. It does have a point, though, ever so slight.

As far as the lettering thing, I would think that anyone that haas lettering on their truck would like to accept new business, it's just according to the type of work that the folks want done. If you get a call from someone that wants a $5k retaining wall job done, my guess is that you'll find time to do it.

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Old 07-07-2001, 12:55 AM
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There is some logic in what Matthew said.

Here is my view on signs:

A truck with lettering is more likely to get you noticed and checked for proper business licences...especially if Codes drives by and sees you spraying.

On the other hand a guy with NO LETTERS can just tell the codes inspector: "Hey! Whats wrong with me coming over here and working in my cousin's yard?"...while counting the unreported cash in his head......hehehehehe!!!!! (hmmm...... )


When parked on the jobsite a sign on your vehicle shows that you have accountability...and it also shows that you are proud of your work.

A "shingle" over your door shows the public that you are SERIOUS about your game and not just some dude on the way to cut your granny's yard....(especially important if your towing a beat-up riding tractor...hehe..)

A sign is a crucial part of a "professional image" as well as advertising...and image goes a long way in the service industry.

Just my humble opinion.

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Old 07-07-2001, 12:58 AM
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I was being facetious.

If there were 8 days in the week we could find time to do it.
Nothing against lettering, just wondering if anyone else runs without it. I found less hassles from feeling obligated to answer every call after I took it off.
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Old 07-07-2001, 01:27 AM
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Quote: The purpose of having your name on your truck is to generate business. If your booked solid, with a waiting list, your name on the truck is not necessary. Scrubs are quite often more desperate to generate business than a pro with no lettering.
Calvin, I have to agree with you on this. I have all the work I can handle, and I have never had signs on my trucks. I still get calls from word of mouth and have to turn down work or give it away.

I did have a sign on the back of my trailer when I started out, but got rid of it soon after I started and had all the work I needed. I still feel I can mow grass good enough to be considered a Pro.
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Old 07-07-2001, 10:32 AM
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Old 07-07-2001, 03:13 PM
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Put your name on the back of your window and one backwards on the front windshield works very well
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Old 07-07-2001, 06:23 PM
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facecious???

Of course I was. You are right about getting calls.
I do not put my phone number on the side-just the
name.If they want you to work for them, they will
stop you on the street before calling. People want
to "check you out" personally as well.
On the signs, I use magnets with no troubles. I do
regularly take them off to wash the doors.
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Old 07-09-2001, 07:05 PM
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Signs

I do not have signs because I have all the business I can handle right now. I used to have vinyl lettering but removed it. Too many calls.
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Old 07-09-2001, 09:47 PM
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Many states require signage for pesticide applications.

To be satisfied being in a stagnant growth pattern is beyond me.
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Old 07-09-2001, 09:55 PM
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