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Considering Holiday Lights.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Patriots, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    I know its 102 degrees outside (Its 8:15pm by the way) - but I am starting to think about the off-season a little too much lately. I was giving serious consideration to Holiday Light - for those who are into it, what are the +'s and -'s ? We have a customer base of 300 + residential accounts to tap into, but worried that it is one luxury people may throw out first.

  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    yes!! i am very interested in this too..........hard to find info and there is a huge market for it in my area
  3. bigeasy3223

    bigeasy3223 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 7

    look into a franchise of christmas decor they really know their stuff and do an awesome job too.
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    i'm not wanting to work for someone or franchise, i want information.......products, process etc vs lights a W-Mart on a bush
  5. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    check out this link:
  6. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,546

    go to the seasonal lighting forum on this website its near the bottom there is some ideas and places in there. Just so you know we have a decent size christmas display every year so we thought about this as well but weighed out the liabilty how much you would have to charge to make a profit repairing and storage of your lights or customers however you do it rent the lights to them our sell them but either way you still might have to store them for them ,the good part about you storing them is if you have their lights they almost have no choice but to hire you next year instead of some other guy. But let me tell you christmas lights take up space real quick. one eighth to one sixth of our basement is full and I built shelves specifically for them so good luck. I have another Idea for ya though if you can use a parking lot someone in your area christmas trees then after the holidays christmas tree hauling. GOOD LUCK

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