Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnboy, Nov 6, 2000.

  1. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I was just wondering besides word of mouth what was the best advertising strategies that others had found?
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    There has been many posts on this but we use Yellow Pages, resuraunt place mats adds, door hangers also set up with property and condo assocations and adds in local fliers and magazines. Letter your truck and trailer up and thats good exposure.
  3. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I have been told by my insurance that by putting lettering on my truck, your bill will triple, have you had the same experience?
  4. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 268

    What? Your business will quadruple so you come out ahead!
    Need to check on Bus. Vehicle ins. anyway, shouldn't be much more
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Some times I'll do cold calling on a new building or business early in the year. Their not even thinking about lawn care at the time. A lot times if you go to them first, you save them the trouble of finding someone, and you'll be awarded the contract.
  6. SpringValley

    SpringValley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Yes, my truck insurance tripled when I went to commercial coverage. BUT, my agent told me that if I was in an accident with my magnetic signs on and doing business with a personal type insurance plan, the insurance company has the right to deny my claim. With all the sue happy people in this world you better have commercial insurance on your vehicle. Do you have a commericial liability policy? Is your equipment insured? IF so you typically get a break by placing your truck with the same company. IF you don't have insurance then you are not much better than the scrubs that Stone likes to pick on so much.

  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Ihave liability good medical anda large
    life insurance policy.I have a nice little
    piece of paper that says im authorised
    to use pesticides.If i didnt i would
    certainly be taking a chance but why
    since i would be the loser for not having
    these would that make me a scrub.Dumb
    mabe but why the labels.
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Sign on the truck or not, you run a business without a commercial policy when the accident happens the ins co will leave you hanging on the line to dry.

    Back when I switched from private to commercial policy my rates actually dropped for the same coverage.

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