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What do you think of my new truck decals?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Above Par Lawns, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    The golf course is an ideal location to advertise. Most that play golf can afford lawn care services. Bet you pick up a lot of business overtime from it sitting there. Those few that learn you actually work at the golf course, will have confidence you know what your doing as well and call you when their needs aren't being met.
  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Exactly! I've already for a deal worked out with Tee Times to have an ad in their magazine. I figure with people seeing that as well as my truck being parked up there will really help me. the golf course I work at is a private country club so yes they all have money. I have worked there for 4 years now and know the names of almost everyone that golfs there. I got laid off in November and that's when I decided I was going to open up this lawn care business. originally I had the intentions to make it my only job, to not go back to the golf course next year. I'm going to give it 1 more year there and really try to push my business. I only have about 15 account locked up for mowing next spring and even if I double that number I would still be able to get off work at 1 o'clock at the golf course and go by myself to cut their yards.
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  3. stumpslawncare

    stumpslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    Looks good!
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,213

    Good...but...I cannot read the lettering in script over the phone number. Tailgate items are good.
    I think you need a list of the services you want to sell. *mow, *edge, *aeration, *fertilizer, *lime, *grass seeding* topsoil, *landscaping, *snow plow
    Free estimates, licensed, insured, guaranteed satifaction, senior discount...whatever.

    Take advantage of your upper windshield to put on a white decal with your name on it. Back glass too perhaps.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Seriously? She's going to know who you are before you even know she's looking at you. If you're cutting a neighbor's lawn next to her then she'll already know who you are, believe me. I don't see my business hurting because I didn't advertise. If anything, it's growing at a good rate.

    It's common to get calls about lawn service in the spring. I've managed to get 8 new lawns to service for 2013 in the last 2 months! I also have 4 mulch jobs already lined up for the spring. I never advertise yet 8 of 11 folks are going to have me service their property in 2013. I also managed to land all the snow plowing accounts with them as well. These are all multi-million dollar homes nestled on top of a mountain. I billed out 3k in a week doing just snow removal! Why again do I need to letter my truck?
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    This past season I was up to 12 full service accounts and 2 mow and go accounts. With just a few accounts I've managed to make a living off of them and support a family. With the addition of the others, I will be set for the year from the income off of lawn care alone. Now I have snow removal and bill out close to a grand per push total. I can clear all of them in less then 10hrs.
  7. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I like your logo! When it comes to lettering on the truck - less is more IMO.

    A nice clean logo on both sides is just about right. If you letter the front, back, windows bumpers, ect -

    it can look a bit tacky. An enclosed trailer can be a better option for listing services available to the customer.
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

    That's about the dumbest thing I've ever seen anyone write on Lawnsite. I've been doing this 17 years now. Any given day I have about 15 trucks on the road all over town - lettered up to the hilt. And to date I've never once had someone intentionally hit us thinking they could score big because we have insurance.

    So that means either I'm the luckiest landscaper in the country or your point is simply ludicrous. I guess the readers can decide which. :rolleyes:

  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,839

    Above Par,

    I think the lettering is nice. Basic. Professional. Not bad for your first year. Better than most I see around town.

    That being said, If your aim is to grow your company a lot (and I understand that's not everyone's goal) then you eventually need to have a vehicle lettering concept that is duplicatable and memorable. The goal is to create brand name recognition. So that everyone remembers your trucks and your name over the others in town. They may not remember your name per say, but when you roll up to their house they should be saying or thinking, "Oh yah! I know this company. I've seen them around town for years." That's instant credibility and it's worth gold!

    I like your idea of getting a full truck wrap. I don't care what anyone says about it being too much, over-the-top, or tacky. The point is to create a memorable impression. And if you do it right, it won't be tacky at all.

    I'll attach a few photos of some of our rigs to give you an idea of what we've done. I'm not trying to steal your thunder by posting these pics. And it's I'm not saying copy what I've done either. I'm just trying to give you an idea of what I mean by creating a memorable impression on people around town. In the area we work in, just about everyone know or at least recognizes our company. And our logo / lettering is pretty simple. But it stands out and it's memorable. And I kid you not, that's golden.



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  10. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I hate free advertising...I don't need no stinking money... That's just plain silly, I'd keep the golf corse job for the free advertising....and free play. A nice collard polo with your logo should be your uniform 24/7 and a pack of business cards in your back pocket at all times...your building a friggin legacy ... If you don't want to be king of the mountain...quit!
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