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Old 07-02-2014, 02:13 PM
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How's the Competition Where You Are?

The other day, while I was driving to my first cut of the day, I noticed alot of other LCO's driving to their jobs. I counted 7 trucks with trailers in about 15 minutes.

On days I stop for gas, I can count probably 4 or so just at the gas station. If I were to sit there for an hour or so, I could probably count 20 or more LCO's stopping for gas.

So, it got me thinking, how saturated is your area?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:21 PM
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Probably 15 highly established names in a city of 36000 folks
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:28 PM
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Mine is about the same. Sometimes at red lights I see 3 or 4 outfits. Funny though.....they all seem to go away in August!

Last year was great, I had a bunch of calls at once and found out a bigger LCO went under. Too bad his customers were outside of my service area.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:32 PM
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Mine is about the same. Sometimes at red lights I see 3 or 4 outfits. Funny though.....they all seem to go away in August!

Last year was great, I had a bunch of calls at once and found out a bigger LCO went under. Too bad his customers were outside of my service area.
I hope that happens here. Not a business going under, just a few that decided to hang it up. I would do good to pick up a few more yards.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:48 PM
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:07 PM
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3 here over 10 years including ours. the rest are beer guzzlers for money dope heads, people jumping in debt (new truck, 2 new mowers, sitting in parking lots half the day) destroying everything they touch. I live in a now 2 red light big country town a hour away from any big city you cannot go to red light without seeing all kinds of new guys.

Seen many yards messed up, peoples vinyl siding destroyed from idiots not knowing how to use a trimmer it's ridiculous.

I went and bid on a hotel new guys did brush cut left the whole place a wreck and took off before job was finished the girl was new I guess she bought someone else's BS but not heard back and the lot has not been cleared of the brush yet, seemed pretty urgent.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=427509
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:26 PM
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Huge market, metro area is over 1 million. Landscaping happens year round and stuff grows quickly, so there is no shortage of work or companies.

How many? I have no idea, but the local Business Journal publishes a list yearly of the 100 biggest LCO's in town. If everyone volunteered there company info I am sure you would need 25-30 employees to make it.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:14 PM
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Huge market, metro area is over 1 million. Landscaping happens year round and stuff grows quickly, so there is no shortage of work or companies.

How many? I have no idea, but the local Business Journal publishes a list yearly of the 100 biggest LCO's in town. If everyone volunteered there company info I am sure you would need 25-30 employees to make it.
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Wow! My city is like 5,000 haha
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:23 PM
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Also in a metro area outside of dc in a city of a little over a million. Theres probably 20-30 established lcos around here
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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1/4 million population adjacent to 1/2 milltion city, short growing season water restrictions and educated consumers. Saying we only use commercial equipment emphasizing qoc or we stripe better is yesterdays game. It's either whoever is cheaper or you have something else to provide.
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