roadside signs

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where do you guys think is the best place for these? I put a few up last year at neighborhood entrances and they got taken down.
     
  2. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Take a step ladder get them in the air it will stay for a while longer
     
  3. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
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    Where in Louisiana are you? Here in Shreveport it is illegal to put up signs-anywhere except private property (with the owner's permission). The city collects all others and cites people using the info on the sign. Then they mail you a citation. Check your local law/ordinance.
     
  4. bishoplandscape

    bishoplandscape LawnSite Member
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    In your customers yard!
     
  5. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am in Baton Rouge.
    Do you offer a discount for your customers putting it in there yard? I dont think people around here would like that to much.
     
  6. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
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    make them small-like no larger than 8.5x11 and just put your name, logo (use color) and phone number. Plant it close to the ground (short stick) and close to the curb. Dont offer discount for it unless asked. Just politely ask, "do you mind if I put this little sign(have one in your hand) out front?" If they balk, say "in exchange for 10% off?" Remember to smile! LOL
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its against the law down here, Jefferson Parish to put them on Parish property!!
     
  8. PCSLAWN

    PCSLAWN LawnSite Member
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    Just my thoughts but if I were you i would only put your signs on your lowest bid customer or someone you know very well because were I am from it just tells others to come bid against you or that that house or biz pays for service and others will try to take it from you we have bid wars all the time in my town that we have been taking the signs off our trucks to its dog eat dog here..... My truck sign has not got me one job so I can't see how a yard sign will. say low key the 2nd biggest guy in our town has no yellow page ad no yard signs and he is at 300k a yea our top guy is a all black owned well repected Co. he has 16 2 man crews does 800k a yr ohh and no yard signs i hope this helps
    P.s. my signs are still at sign shop I never picked them up after i got schooled by the big dogs in my town:usflag:
     
  9. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    This is the first time I've ever heard anything like this. I can picture what you're saying happening, but is it true everywhere in the country?

    Does anyone else agree?
     
  10. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
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    This will be the first year ever for me to use some yard signs.
    I moved to a new area in November and I gave all my accounts to a good friend. I figure I can target all the people that live in my area with them.
    And all the people that drive by my house every day. I have several small neighborhoods in my area and want those people to be the first to see me advertize.
    HOPE it works.
     

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