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Trucks with trailers but no Advertisement

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by goku770, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    Just because someone knows how to mow lawns doesn't mean he knows anything about marketing.

  2. Grasskeepers

    Grasskeepers LawnSite Member
    from Alberta
    Posts: 107

    I have no decals on my truck. Got to many calls for work I did not want to take. I market houses close to accounts I already have. Now most stops are doubles and up to 6 lawns on one stop.
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Their dad probably doesnt want vinyl letters on his truck and trailer
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  4. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,046

    I had mine lettered but always got calls from the phone book or people looking for a job. did not get many calls for new customers. ...mine came from word of mouth.
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    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Reasons are IMO
    Not "official" ( improper or NO insurance) or business license (where necessary)
    No budget for signage.
    Resale value of equipment
    Township/city-local ordience prohibits commercial vehicles at residence.
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    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    I dunno, I got a few buddies who have been landscaping for 20 years and have never advertised or lettered a truck.

    I didn't letter my trucks for the first few years and always had more then enough work to keep us busy, even now we run 2 mowing crews, have 4 trucks and only one of them are lettered, I have enough work to work 7 days a week all year long, and more work coming in daily.

    I don't think it has anything to do with being legit, everyone has their own ideas on what works.
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  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Does anyone have a legit reason NOT. To letter them? It cant cost you any business
  8. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,021

    Very true. Lettering will bring you some business. I had 2 call this week because they saw one of my trucks working in a neighborhood.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Maybe they have enough business.
  10. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335


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