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Old 01-05-2014, 08:53 PM
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Price rules everything along with quality job and being reliable. People aren't looking at your wrap they are texting. Simple mailers are being widely used by mid size company for residential. Same company pounds my zip monthly
Brand recognition and advertising is the only way to do it. Sure word of mouth works but you'll be working for years and years.

Look at tru green, brickman, valley crest, etc. Lawn doctor is always advertising as well
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:50 PM
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I'm pretty much starting fresh in a new market area. It is 45mins from where I currently live. (I own property in this area & plan to build/move in the next two years).

Word of mouth works great if people know you exist. I take pride in my work and the branding/marketing of my business. I've slacked off on the attention to detail and my business has shown it. I let my trailer go to crap and some of my equipment.

I gave myself a $5500 spring marketing budget and this is allowing me to wrap my enclosed trailer, graphics on both my trucks, 10k postcards & 5k door hangers.

We have been asked to bid on 5x HOAs so far in this area. It shows that having the proper licenses & insurance do make a difference.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:50 PM
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:50 PM
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Quit callin it a deck. That is a party platform. Haha
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:34 PM
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Quit callin it a deck. That is a party platform. Haha
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I agree that deck is bigger than my house. hahaha
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:40 PM
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Sturdy looking structure. What color is going on it?
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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Sturdy looking structure. What color is going on it?
No paint. Just water sealed.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:50 PM
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Just put a simple door decal on your truck. And repainting trailer black with no wrap or decals.

You need to try the KISS method for a while....... Keep It Simple Stupid.

My fafter has been in the landscape construction Buisness for 37 years and has never advertised or wrapped anything. It's all by word of mouth from costomers. Grossing around 1 mill a year.

All I'm saying is I think your over thinking everything. Keep your trucks and trailers clean and presentable. The average person could care less about a wrap or decals on trucks and equipment.
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Having graphics on your trucks & trailers is called building a brand. You cannot rely on "word of mouth" to build an ever constant growing business.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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