Marketing Trugreen & Scotts Customers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tiggare10, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. tiggare10

    tiggare10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Is there anything illegal about intentionally leaving information or quoting Scotts and Trugreen Customers without them asking? When I see a flag I stop.

    Probably a stupid question but wasn't sure.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Gets the pop corn ready for everyone

    Sits back and waits for the fight to start

    Nothing personal tiggare10 :drinkup:
    Grab some po corn you will soon see what I mean.
     
  3. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Go for it-

    They are usually easy to pick off........
     
  4. jasontimm

    jasontimm LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 362

    agree...i usually wait til the season is done, then aproach the customers, only reason why i wait is because a lot of people around here pre-pay chem lawn for the year, then i hit the cutomer in the fall when they are all pissed off at them, and they are willing to pay more for better service.
     
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,020

    I love popcorn!

    :)
     
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    we do it all the time thru casual conversation while out working and noticing a TG treated lawn andthe customer outside doing something. it is all too easy to ge tthem to switch most times. BUT, some of the lawns they do are actually very nice and they do it so cheap they are getting a great deal and have no reason to move
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Not only will i sell to these people, but I offer to do the cancel call for them, so they don't have to worry about it. You ave to warn these new customers though, that they will be receiving phone calls from that company in the next few weeks offering them some "tempting" deals.
     
  8. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    So how does that phone call go over with TG? I thought about doing that but never have.
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Oh, some times it is like a simple ok, but sometimes, they want to know who I am,...and I explain to them that I just represent them. I advise them that any future services performed by the company will not be honored for compensation.
     

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