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The phone is ringing OFF THE HOOK!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Scag48, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Is anyone else getting large surges of phone calls for work to be done? We are getting about 3-4 calls a day for bids on anything ranging from full installs, to renovation work and a small excavation job, it is absolutely crazy. We got into the install biz late last summer with no real advertising, just truck signs, THAT'S IT. Small town here but I guess word of mouth really is travelling around, much more than it ever did for me on my maintenance side of things. I hope you guys are doing well, let our economy fly! How is everyone else doing out there?
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Same here. Forecast calls for money.payup :drinkup:
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Good one:D
  4. Danimal

    Danimal LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Same here we just stated last aug. I had planned on doing maintanance been to busy with installs to go after much maint. I'm happy as I can be we make alot more in htis area. I just did my first lighting job last week took me 1 hour with a little help from my wife and we made 700$ I love my job.
  5. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    SIGH........ slow and steady i suppose. I would love to get backed out a few months with landscaping jobs. Good for you Scag! Call me man, fill me in sometime. Next time i come over the pass i want to try and hook up and see some jobs. Am proud of ya man!
  6. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    Yea, season is off with a BANG.
    Time to make hay
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Acute, I've been meaning to get ahold of you to see if you were coming over this way, figured you'd be too busy. No I haven't forgotten about ya! LOL. How are things going for your new landscape division? Is everything working out? I'll get in touch with you in the next couple weeks see what you're up to. My biggest gripe is that we have all these people that want installs done but none of them want to make a commitment. LOL. We have about 4 properties that need full installs, calls that we got last fall from folks needing things done and wanted to wait 'til spring. It's spring now and they don't seem to want to get the ball rolling, we'll see how long it takes for everyone to come around. From the looks of things we have about 6-7 installs to do, that'll set us into about mid-June if all 7 of them make the committment to get going and about 3-4 irrigation <A TITLE="Click for more information about job" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||job|AA1VDw">job</A>s that are on hold until some warmer weather arrives.
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I'm noticing the same thing; season is going great so far! I put out 150 flyers right here in my neighborhood two days ago and out of them I have already landed 4 weekly maintenance accounts!
  9. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    Still crappy around here waiting for the weather to break!
  10. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    Phone here has been ringing too. A lot of larger installs so far. I think people feel a little more at ease to spend $ since the stock market has risen significantly the last year. Last year, was a good year too, but smaller installs and a little more penny pinching from customers.

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