Getting Work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    Where do you think you can get lawn care work the easiest?

    1) Metro Area (500,000 +)
    2) Big City (300,000 - 500,000)
    3) Medium City (100,000 - 300,000)
    4) Small Town (10,000 - 100,000)
    5) Retirement area
    6) Wealthy area
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    my choice is .... 4
  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    I live in a number 4. Work is fairly easy to come by. I have a friend who operates in a number 2 and he seems to find work fairly easily as well.
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I live in A), and I don't think it's too hard. All a matter of advertising. But my ball game is a little bit different. We're in and out of a yard in 10 minutes with me and my employee and we just got 27 bucks for that kind of yard. Sometimes I wish I was mowing 3 acre lots with a ztr up north where its cool, rather than in-n-out in 10 minutes with (2) 21s.
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Target the working class, new homeowners, the elderly, the handicap, and new development areas. They are always looking to have work done.

  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I live in 3 and its very easy to get more customers.

    that said it all depends on the part of the country that you live in. every one here is working their but off to pay for their morgage. the median sale price here just went up to $640,000.
  7. MiracleMan

    MiracleMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I live in a 4 and we always have work. However, I think anyone who's on the ball, does good work, gets referrals and charges reasonably (not cheap) will always have work. I've been in business 11 years and we've been successful due to those exact qualities. Some here try to outbid us or get the inside scoup on a job. We just quote it and welcome the business. If we get it, great, and if we don't, it wasn't meant to be. I'll never undercut or try to take business away from anyone just to get a job. There's plenty of work for everyone.
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