What's the largest number of accounts you've landed in a year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by justmjc, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. justmjc

    justmjc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Let's hear the numbers ladies and gentlemen. All means of advertising included.
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Kind of a vague question. Would you rather have one $400 account or ten $25 accounts? Maybe re-word your question to ask dollar amounts instead of lawns.
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Very vague. :cool:
  4. justmjc

    justmjc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Ok, what was the largest number of lawn accounts you've landed in a given season. This means from all the calls and referrals, what was the number of accounts you added to your existing customer base? Be it very large accounts or very small accounts.

    I send out 5k flyers, get 100 calls, and land 40 accounts for that season. Along those lines.

    Do you add 5 accounts per season or do you add 500 accounts per season? Money aside, what's your largest number?
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Probably between 10-20 accounts per season. We don't advertise besides our trucks and website. Just believe in the old "word of mouth" system. :cool:
  6. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    This year all word of mouth except one, she called from the truck sign.
    15 - residential accounts
    1 - 45 townhome complex plus this builder owns 64 acres they are going to develop and all will be given to me. WOW!

    Does that qualify? :)
  7. justmjc

    justmjc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    absolutly, good for you guys on the word of mouth business. Keep em coming.
  8. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    15 this season.
    6 with flyers and
    9 from word of mouth
  9. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,045

    over 200 calls, 35% landed
    most of them landscaping, but for me doing a 10K job is like adding a small lawn for 6 years. (profit wise) and only have to be there couple of days
  10. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    All 23 I service this year (my first year) were by word of mouth. Friends, family and neighbors. I tried the flyer route but, didnt get much of a response.

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