Over used name.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Turf Commando, May 11, 2008.

  1. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Push mower, weed whip and truck = Lawn care service
    To those who do this as career re- think name before it goes to print..
    Lawn service is a dying name to us who do this professionally.

    Getting my truck lettered later this week and lawn service will not be listed ...
     
  2. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I went with Lush Green Lawn for kind of the same reason. Everyone seems to have Johns Lawn Service, Jims Lawn Service, ect.

    Kind of like the same taglines you keep seeing.

    The Grass is Greener on our side (Or some variation)
    You Grow it, We Mow it (tacky anyway, but people use it)
    You've tried the rest, now try the best! (Contractors like this one also)
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mine is just "Lawn Specialties, LLC". If they can't figure out what type business it is, they probably can't afford me anyway.
     
  4. jknight8907

    jknight8907 LawnSite Member
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    Mine is Custom GreenWorks LLC
     
  5. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, I wish I had thought about not using "Lawn Care" in my title 6 years ago. But I didn't even know at that time that I was going to make this a full time business. I like Grounds Maintenance, Property Management or Landscape Management. They all sound professional if they are somewhere in your name or your slogan.
     
  6. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I figured folks would figure out what kind of business I'm in from my name, TomberLawn. I have thought about maybe underlining the Lawn part on the tailgate, so people notice it more than the first part, which is part of my last name. It does look kind of cool, like ChemLawn. I read an article in Turf magazine (I think) about naming businesses and it talked about "(Your Name Here) Lawn Service" vs. a broader name without the owner's name in it. I think the company that was featured in the article was Southern Exposure Lawn and Landscape.
    I actually came up with my name during a high school chemistry class. I asked a couple folks what they thought about it and I've gotten a lot of good comments lately, especially since lettering my truck. A lot of people who know me (women) will say it's cute that I have part of my name in my business name. I have wondered what to do about an expanding service menu in the future--maybe I'll just open a new division and call it TomberLandscape.
     
  7. Gardens55

    Gardens55 LawnSite Member
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    :) The word 'lawn' should give it away!
     
  8. rachael24

    rachael24 LawnSite Member
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    This is a big thing for me...My husband and I are looking to open a business this summer and we need a name. Im stumped!
     
  9. mowzum

    mowzum LawnSite Member
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    Landscape maintenance or landscape & maintenance depending on what all you plan to do with your name in front of the title that shows you don't just cut grass only
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,369

    So what will be listed as your business name ??
     

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