drumming up summer service business

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by HBFOXJr, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does any one from the northeast to mid-atlantic area, have any tips for stirring up service work in July and Aug with new or existing customers?
     
  2. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Besides kicking over heads at 4:00AM? lol

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Selling otter pops door to door?
     
  4. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Go to a senior citizen center and give a free seminar on water management.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would try to push back some service until later in the summer. Replacing leaky system shutoff valves. Flo-Pro search-and-destroy missions. Backflow upgrades. Through-the-wall system shutoffs.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hank is pushing back to winter work..if we can "crutch" them thru.
     
  7. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Speakin of Hank. Tell him I found Widmer Hefeweizen and am using the appropriate glass to drink it as I peruse for tidbits of knowledge.:drinkup:
     
  8. Mr.cactus

    Mr.cactus LawnSite Member
    from Brea CA
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    Offer a deal
     
  9. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Send out "Summer Adjustment" post cards 0r letters. Offer the service at a discounted price from the typical turn on charge. You readjust the clock for summer watering, check coverage. You are bound to find an area that could use another head, raised head or a head moved due to plant growth or new shrub work.
     
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would go with this suggestion....
     

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