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How's the Competition Where You Are?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by TMN Guy, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    There is a few larger companies in my area that have been around for 10 years plus. Every year I see a new guy around but they never last more than year.
  2. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,233

    lots of competition.
  3. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Lots of competition around here, but no shortage of work. My area is being built out at a staggering pace with new plans of single family homes that start in the 250's. Most are over 500. I see at least 7 companies with lettered trucks, and dozens un lettered with mowers on trailers or in beds still have no problems getting GOOD clients with plenty of upsells. Im never more than 15 minutes away from home and most clients properties would look great on websites or post cards.
  4. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    More lawn trailers on the road than regular vehicles... Well... Maybe not...but at every stop light at least one other outfit... Its fierce here.
  5. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    Its pretty decent here in SE Michigan. More open trailers than anything with 60% being the smaller guys (2 trucks and under). The smaller guy can do alright here, how I started out. The more north you get (novi, bloomfield) to the richer side of town the cleaner and bigger the operations are.
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    Seems like everyone around here disappeared in the last month
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  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,201

    same here and I have picked up several more customers.
  8. shane-pa

    shane-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    county wide 4500. 2 other legit companies. bunch of other guys with mowers. no lack of work here though.
  9. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 5,997

    Seen around 7 new ones today never seen before 2 resi units, 1 new kubota commercial, 2 deeres, dixie chopper, and a new rider it's crazy here and to be so small.
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,879

    Looks like no one has disappeared in Upstate SC. I see big outfits and small ones everywhere I go:dizzy:

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