Would you pay more for a professional logo?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by DFW Area Landscaper, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    I've been thinking of removing the existing lettering on my truck and using designoutpost.com to make me a more professional looking logo. Soupy had his done by them and I just think it looks so professional:

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=60199&highlight=logo

    My cost to get the logo designed would be around $110 and to have the truck re-lettered would be around $189.

    Here's a pic of my truck. Is the professionally designed logo worth the cash?

    nissan \'01 1.02.jpg
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    it seems like a very worthwhile investment for your business. think long term.
     
  3. greensideup

    greensideup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I just ordered some vinyl letters for my new enclosed trailer today. Our other enclosed trailer has the logo on a pvc board that is attatched to each side. I have seen a few enclosed trailers in town that blow mine away. We do top-notch work, & i want my trailer to convey the type of work we do. . I'm using 2 colors in a shadow style block lettering. I may add a logo if i like the way the lettering turns out. I think it says a lot about the impression your company displays. I already have the doors done on all my trucks. Wanted to do something a little nicer for the trailer. SCOTT
     
  4. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

    Hi DFW Area Landscaper,

    Although we may have some bias since we offer these services as well. Here is something to consider. When you look at competitors in your area, are you impressed with the way their vehicles look or does that not play in as a factor?
     
  5. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Image is everything...pay the $$$ for the nice logo and lettering!! You will take much more pride in your vehicle and your business. We put our name and logo on just about every piece of equipment that we own.
     
  6. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I would like to add that Gopher does great work and is a big asset to our industry.

    I was going through a very hard time deciding on a new name for my company. As most of you know, I thought I was set on Turf-King. Gopher was already working on a logo for Lawn-Tek when I changed my mind and thought I wanted turf-king. When I decided to go back to Lawn-Tek. I just couldn't put gophers guys through my indecisive behavior again. That is why I went with Design Outpost. It had nothing to do with the quality of gophers work.

    If anyone would wants to buy the Logo, name and www.truf-king.com. Contact gopher for price. He owns the rights to it all.
     
  7. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Talk to your sign guy if you are using a professional. When I went in to buy our signs I asked him to draw something up and he made my logo for no charge. Also if there is a printer you use alot for business cards and such ask them.
     
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    What I've seen on Design Outpost is very impressive. I am considering doing a logo on there as well, DFW. I say go for it.

    As far as image goes, yes it is important. But don't focus too much on your image and forget to make your service as good as possible as well.

    :D
     
  10. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    ++++What I've seen on Design Outpost is very impressive. I am considering doing a logo on there as well, DFW.++++

    I posted my logo creation forum with Design Outpost last night. It's amazing...two thirds of their customers are landscapers. I wonder how many of their customers are coming from LawnSite.com?

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     

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