Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by LGL, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    Hey everyone, need some direct advice, don't hold back. I have about 60 accounts, work is a wide variety of account style. I would like to start bringing on more of the quality accounts and dropping the lesser, also very interested in the medium sized commercial stuff. I have a few now, and its going well, like anyone, would just like more. I have solid equipment, trailer, truck, etc. My thought is a mailer to isolated areas every other month for say 6 months for the residential, not sure about the commercial. Thinking a porfolio and just cold call the places I like. Your thoughts? Thanks for any input.
    Gary
     
  2. I did direct mail and got bupkis. Huge waste of money. I would go to your current customers and ask for referrals. In my experience, the customers with nicer yards and that have some money tend to refer more,..just my experience.
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  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your route is full why put any effort into new business, it will come on its own.

    I havent spent a penny on advertising sinc Feburary, and I actually picked up 2 weekley irrageted accounts during our dry spell here in bamaland.
     
  4. Black Betty bamaland?
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  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Roll tide.

    How u doing?
     
  6. Gator bait! Doing well, long week. Got another long one next week. How bout urself?
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  7. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
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    My friend , If you have 60 accts. in the Jax. area , You have nothing to worry about . With a 21" wb and a 34" Phazer, you must be working 20 hrs. a day, 7 days a wk. Good luck! Walt
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know everybody comes on here and says I want "better quality accounts". What's the difference if its makes you money? I have the gamut from biweekly ,non irrigated, Bahia nastys right up no lawn hand gardens and mini-estates. bottom line they all turn a profit. To me a quality account pays on time and doesn't pester me with chit chat.:usflag:
     
  9. Just curious, how often do you cut those Bahia yards in winter?? The one I had way back when I only got 2 cut 2x from nov-April. It was EOW in summer.
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  10. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    Ha! I hear you about everyone always wants more. I'm not complaining about the work I have, thats for sure. I just feel like its time to go in a different direction.
     

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