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anyone from IL

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Dan's lawn care, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    precisionlawn,
    This is my 5th year and no, I have not gotten a good response rate. Have you? How do you advertise?
     
  2. precisionlawn

    precisionlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    Mower_babe,
    Look in the elements of business section and I have a picture of one of the 4x6 cards I put out. I'm getting 10,000 printed today for just over $200! Other than that I put a ad in the pennysaver and the local SUN newspaper. Responses have been low, but now with the weather warming up, I think it will change.
    BTW, what part of IL. are you in?
     
  3. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Dear Precision Lawn,

    Where did you get those cards done? Is it from a company in Florida - "twig one stop"? I know you can get access to them from the internet. I've checked them out a little bit, but I need to get more into it.
    I am in the north western part of IL. Just 15 miles east of the Mississippi, and about 1.5 hrs south of Wisconsin and 3 hours west of Chicago. Surrounded by cornfields.
    Don't worry, I am of no competition, I see your'e in Chicago-land. I don't want to travel that far to mow! :waving:
     
  4. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Precision,

    Just went to see your cards. They look very good. I am looking on the web to get cards done, but maybe I should check into local. Thanks!
     
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    Mower babe,

    What areas do you service? I'm in Sterling/Rock Falls area.
     
  6. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    DLCS,

    Currently, we do most of our business in the Morrison and Fulton area. I see that you like Deere. What do you have for mowers - any other brands?
     
  7. 00BusDriver

    00BusDriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    30 miles east of St. Louis, small town Illinois.
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    I use a JD 757, JD 345, Cub Cadets and Lawn Boys. How about you what brands of mowers do you use? Just curious.
     
  9. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    We currently have a few eXmark lazers, JD455, other smaller Deeres, Walk Behind eXmark and 2JD, 2 Hondas pushers. Echo blowers and an assortment of trimmers-stihl, echo, weed-eater, etc.
     
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    From Chicago originally, 111th Ewing. 22 years
    Lived in Cal City then Riverdale for 5 years. Never did Commercial work down there. Moved to Cheeseland in 90. Still support the Bears. Family moved out of the city to the far west and NW burbs.
    Got to meet Eric ELM since he lived 10 minutes from my mom.

    I still enjoy visiting down there, it will always be my home state!
     

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