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Do you continue to pick up customers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RollTide11, May 15, 2008.

  1. RollTide11

    RollTide11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Do you continue to pick up jobs later into the summer if not when is the general cutoff month, because I still need a lot more customers.
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

  3. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Why are you in business.... I thought it was to pick up customers, what ever time of the year it is. Usually for most people its a no brainer, I dont know what happened in this case.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    The further you get away from when you did your main advertising blitz the less calls you will get. I passed out door hangers in early March and got a flurry of calls all of March and the beginning of April. The last call I got was last week and I landed that job.

    If you have a commercial phone number and advertise in the Yellow Pages the phone will ring all year.
  5. RollTide11

    RollTide11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I think cpel is a little off subject. I wasn't asking if I should quit picking up customers when they call lol. I was wondering when do they stop calling. Thanks for the legit answers guys.
  6. tras

    tras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    They never stop calling, i continue to pick up season long clients as well just one time and vaction mowing all year.
  7. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 985

    I get most of my customers June-August. When other companies sell out, or they are sick of doing it themselves, or blah blah. I never pick up many over winter or early spring.
  8. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Nonstop. I'd say 50% of our landscape installs sign on for maintenance too. Every year I say around this time no more, and threaten to throw my cell out the window. In reality I know that is not the way to grow a business so I persist. By June things tend to fall into place and we catch a groove. Spring is always hectic, everyone want stuff done yesterday, so it's 7 days a week for a while.
  9. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    We pick-up 75% of New clients mid march to Lat e May. Then a few here and there in the summer. Then the lovely leaves that everyone loves to do,the calls start back up October to December.
  10. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Most new customers are in Mar-June but we continue to get new customers year round. The phone rings much more March-September though...

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