Signs...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by N&CLandscaping, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    If you put signs out on properties, how well of a response do you have? I just purchaced new signs. PS. Sry to everyone who was on the "Why do you call them weedeaters thred, I was having a bad day."
     
  2. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Hey,

    I put signs up this year. Got 2 clients off of them (10 signs) and it helps with branding. Infact I put them on telephone poles and got a great client who owned the property with that telephone pole on it.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    No idea on the signs, but dont worry about the weedeater thing it comes up every year or so. Its a fun debate. So do you keep the gaurd on or off?? There is another good thread.
     
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Guard on. When I trim, if I trim, is always with shorts so any extra protection helps. I also think no guard wears the trimmers out faster. Anyways back on topic! lol

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  5. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Anytime I have ever bought signs I have always made my money back PLUS profits, so in my opinion it isnt a waste at all......And as Im sure you know, put a couple in your target area at the busiest redlight you have in that area, that way at morning/afternoon rush hour you will have people steadily lookin at that thing while sitting there doing nothing.....

    Signs are great, but when ya get them go according to season as well, your probably wont get a lot of calls for lawn service now that the growing season is really over, but the cleanups,mulching, trimming would be a good thing ya know
     
  6. Lawnaholic

    Lawnaholic LawnSite Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 103

    'round here the freagin' city always picks 'em up. Chaps my azz! they're so tight they want you to get a permit in order to use 'em on street corners and such. it's all about money, ya know. you'll be lucky to have 'em sitting in the location past a day. two days is an act of GOD!
     
  7. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    do they allow politicians' signs?

    go late one night and stick them about 8ft up on the pole and then lay some kind of nasty grease around the pole so they dont wanna get close to it...lol
     
  8. Lawnaholic

    Lawnaholic LawnSite Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 103

    yeah. political or city sponsored (i.e. youth organization, boys baseball, football, soccer, etc.) as far as anything that doesn't make 'em money. GOOD LUCK.
     
  9. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    Worked great for me. $200 for about 20 signs. Best return on advertising I have had for Pressure Washing.

    As for city trashing them & other companies stealing them. I suggest putting them up about 9 ft on a utility pole. no one is gonna work that hard to remove them.
     
  10. MindI

    MindI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    In my area there have been a lot of letters to the editor complaining about signs stuck in medians and at corners. Particularly the signs advertising to make signs has really irritated some folks. But enough have whined about it the city might actually start yanking them up. I have never tried signs, but I have heard from others in the business that they do work, and well.
     

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