Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01-06-2014, 09:06 PM
tonygreek's Avatar
tonygreek tonygreek is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiffyspark View Post
Yeah but he doesn't now I think just apps. Hes easy to find
Posted via Mobile Device
Yep, apps only.
__________________
a guy who knows the lawn industry, branding, and web strategy
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-06-2014, 09:09 PM
LandFakers's Avatar
LandFakers LandFakers is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 5,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgialawn88 View Post
I gained 857 yards last year!!!!
Apps or mowing? Or just kidding?
__________________
Rob

PlowSite-SnowFakers
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-06-2014, 09:15 PM
georgialawn88 georgialawn88 is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: atlanta georgia
Posts: 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by LandFakers View Post
Apps or mowing? Or just kidding?
just kidding. I wouldn't believe everything everyone says on LS that's all....
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-06-2014, 09:44 PM
LandFakers's Avatar
LandFakers LandFakers is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 5,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgialawn88 View Post
just kidding. I wouldn't believe everything everyone says on LS that's all....
I figured you were kidding... Hahaha
__________________
Rob

PlowSite-SnowFakers
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Middle Tennessee Lawn Middle Tennessee Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Nashville
Posts: 221
I honestly plan on heavy marketing this year and my goal is to add 14 new good quality weekly customers. Customers who can afford mulching, fertilizer, shrub trimming, seasonal flowers, leaf cleanup. Those type customers have been really hard to come by since 2008. We mow homes in the 500k-1million dollar value and lots of them have not mulched in 2-3 years. There was definate improvement in 2013 over 2012 and hope no crazy crap happens in market so we all see upsales happen. One other change to note many weeklys have been on 10 day schedule to save money for years now like to see them back on 7 day
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-06-2014, 10:57 PM
Above Par Lawns's Avatar
Above Par Lawns Above Par Lawns is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by allaroundguys View Post
I have not heard of another in kc. i know there is a handyman somewhere in ks with our name. we came up with it in 2009. We did mowing that season until the end. tried to start a car dealership on 40 hwy and had all our equipment stolen. trailer 48" Encore push mower and handhelds. really sucked but learned about securing our stuff the hard way.
it may or may not happen but we will spend 2-3 months doing heavy advertising. everyone wants our service we just have to give them our number. (My theory) we won't kill ourselves if we don't hit 250 but it's our goal. We went from nothing to almost 50 in a few short weeks. there's 2 million people in my metro area. 250 isn't even 1%. I feel it's extremely possible. i have business ocd and focus most my day every day working on my business.
we definitely Dont do $20 yards. we are on average for our area. I've never attempted to be the cheapest. can't make real money that way.
i think getting to 250 in our area is easy. taking that 250 and trying to get 1000 would be much harder then 50 to 250.
Also again i also know 1 crew cannot do 250 in one week. 180-190 would be tops for our mowing style.
many ways to skin a cat. i plan on keeping everyone updated once a week during season that way i have something to look back and reflect on my past season. i like to do this so i can analyze my performance and look how i can approve. My passion is my business. my hobbies are my business. reinvesting in my business is key as well.
Posted via Mobile Device

Quote:
Originally Posted by Middle Tennessee Lawn View Post
Customers who can afford mulching, fertilizer, shrub trimming, seasonal flowers, leaf cleanup. Those type customers have been really hard to come by since 2008.
Posted via Mobile Device
Yeah it's easy to find people who want mow-and-go. I suppose adding 200 over a 30 mile radius may be possible in one year however I think you'll need more that 25k flyers. I guess that's just not my style. I've decided for my company it's only in my best interest to accept full service clients. If they don't want to feed or water their lawn, have their leaves picked up or do anything other than have their grass cut very 10 days they're not for me. There are a lot of cultural practices that take place to having a great landscape. And they are huge up sellers. I haven't went to school, learned the trade and became passionate about this business just to cut grass. It's about more than that. I like to think Ill be known for more of a Grounds Maintenance company than just the guy who cuts their grass.

All around guys I will gladly give you some leads when they approach me if that's all they're interested in.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-07-2014, 10:20 AM
allaroundguys allaroundguys is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: kcmo
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Above Par Lawns View Post
Yeah it's easy to find people who want mow-and-go. I suppose adding 200 over a 30 mile radius may be possible in one year however I think you'll need more that 25k flyers. I guess that's just not my style. I've decided for my company it's only in my best interest to accept full service clients. If they don't want to feed or water their lawn, have their leaves picked up or do anything other than have their grass cut very 10 days they're not for me. There are a lot of cultural practices that take place to having a great landscape. And they are huge up sellers. I haven't went to school, learned the trade and became passionate about this business just to cut grass. It's about more than that. I like to think Ill be known for more of a Grounds Maintenance company than just the guy who cuts their grass.

All around guys I will gladly give you some leads when they approach me if that's all they're interested in.
i understand what your saying. Maybe 25k won't be enough but I'm gonna try. id gladly take any leads we could get. id also be willing to send any blue springs/ parts of independence your way. we are not covering those areas yet and no plans to this upcoming season.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-07-2014, 02:14 PM
The Turf Guys The Turf Guys is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Midwest
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by newguy123 View Post
I'm on board as well.
I'm in too. Just gonna watch the action
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-07-2014, 07:13 PM
newguy123 newguy123 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Turf Guys View Post
I'm in too. Just gonna watch the action
I hope the guy can pull it off.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-08-2014, 12:36 AM
cpllawncare's Avatar
cpllawncare cpllawncare is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 2,647
I hate to be the party pooper here, but if your going after full service accounts, and are bidding properly, your most likely not going to gain that many accounts, nothing wrong with setting high goals, but try to be realistic, if you gained 50 your first season go for 50-75 your second, that would be a very successful season. with the growth your talking about your going to come across ALL KINDS of problems. I would want to see some sort of success with reasonable goals rather than total failure with outlandish goals. this will kill your motivation and sense of success.
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 10:36 AM.

Page generated in 0.07598 seconds with 7 queries