New Customer Quest!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tamers, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Turf Tamers

    Turf Tamers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    OK guys, as I have said before I am a part-timer in biz however; I am looking for a "Few Good Customers". I have one big commercial account and several other residential accounts that are gona carry over from last year. I did the door hanger thing last season with marginal results. I looking for good advise it gain 5 to 8 high end residential accounts!
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    When you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow let me know.:blob1:
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    I have about 25 accounts and they all came by word of mouth or people just stopping while I was working an account. That just takes time.

    After you call nobagger, let me know, too.:)
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    Target the high end neighborhood's that you want to work and put out quality professionally created flyers. Around here, the high end clients are all about the image, they want the biggest nicest most professional (and expensive) company they can find.

    Or do some direct mailing to select neighborhoods that you want. Direct mailing for 500-1000 people wouldn't be too expensive. 5-8 clients is nothing really, I'm trying to add 30 accounts this year (at least), thats alittle more work.
  5. mjean

    mjean LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    door hangers work they just need to be professionally done not something you print off your computer. We hang fliers all year long different fliers for different seasons approx 15,000 fliers per year and I get great results from that. I have custom fliers but go to I use to get them from them real nice quality and lots of options. use them for a while until you know what works.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    If you want a sure bet for customers, and not necessarily high end, target the widows.
  7. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    Every area is different, but in Louisville there is quite a few high end neighborhoods I stay away from. They demand perfection but are way too cheap to pay for it. My favorite neighborhoods to target are the middle-class to upper middle-class. Not only are they willing to pay my prices, but also appreciate the work I do. They constantly send "thank you" notes with their payments.
  8. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,933

    Stand out at a mojor intersection in the am. and or pm. comute times for about an hour with a sign like " LAWN MOWING 410-555-1234" and wave. be there everyday for a week about 1 month before cutting starts. Then periodically as mowing is just starting. You can hire someone to do this but make sure they represent a good image. Web sites and 800 #s make it easier for the comuter to remember. 1-800-CUT-LAWN
  9. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Do a good job on your other lawns, Get some signs made up and ask the people if you can put a sign in her yard.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    ask for referrals

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