Get-R-Cut --> bad landscaping name?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by duelly44, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Hey everyone not to hijack this thread but I named my company Lawns Done Right. Is this a bad choice or should I stick to it and see what happens.
     
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    i hate it. how about Lawns Mowed Right?
     
  3. coif_kid

    coif_kid LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 93

    I just can't believe how long this thread has gone on....and on...

    The name of your business doesn't matter, except when it brings your company disrepute through negative connotations. In other words, lawns done right or chris' lawn service or we mow it or similar names are fine.

    That said, get r cut is total hillbilly or at least that is what is connotes. Like I said the name of your company doesn't matter, except when it really brings down your business.
     
  4. flhntr

    flhntr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    i agree with lush, also i think you should narrow down your services your in to many places focus on one bussiness at a time .this way it looks like you will do anything for a buck.some times less is more
     
  5. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    It may sound entertaining to some but, professionally speaking your name is corny. If, I was a potential customer I would have a hard time taking you serious. Now, like someone else said, a name should not stop you from making money. However, it may have some limitations.

    DJ-
     
  6. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Are you speaking of Get r Cut or Lawns Done Right. Thanks
     
  7. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    I feel a name is the first impression a future client gets of you and i dont think this name is very appealing.

    Not unless your going to show up with a sh1t truck, holy clothes and a dip of skoal in your lip...
     
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I always thought landscapers had to wear a certain uniform. What I always saw them wearing in my area is cut-off camo pants, a gimme shirt from a cigarette company, work boots and the ever-present bandanna tied over the head like a biker.
    I resisted this at first, and tried to dress slightly better, so that I looked like a professional and not a criminal. But I will admit that I tried the bandanna thing, even though I despise them, only because I have very active sweat glands around my hairline, and it always runs in my eyes.
    I'd like to get some shirts made up this year. Last year I happened to find some bright orange t-shirts at China-Mart so I picked some up and made them my unofficial uniform. So if I get some shirts made this year I'll probably go with bright orange. Even though I probably look like a highway worker. Bright lime safety green is nice too.
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    yes, change the name, but something else has to be going on for you to lose over half your customers in such a short period. your always going to lose a few but you also should be gaining some.

    lco's are never going to get a lot of respect, its just the nature of the beast, but if you want more business simplifly things, easy to remember name, just mow (you can do more but just advertise for mowing) keep your shirt on and things clean and as rust and dent free as possible.
     
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    you have a long way to go........

    first the name appeals to lower income middle class people that get into trailer park humor....sorry, but it is true

    next $12.00/week????? that is a ridiculously low price you will NEVER have any decent business charging those prices

    you list home repairs, drywall, etc..... It comes across more as a handyman thatn a landscaper. I have NEVER seen a successful landscape company perform those types of services....

    instead of being OK at a lot of things, become great at a few things. this will get you further in business.

    i have been in this business for 18 years and we now do just over $1M/year... so i have been around long enough to see that your pamphlet and name are killing your growth potential...
     

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