Holiday Light Express 2016/2017

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Mowerboy04, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    Hello Everyone,

    Long time reader on this part of the form, just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. My name is Alex owner of Holiday Light Express installation from MI. Have been doing Christmas light installs since 2003 or 2004 and worked with Hotrod when he had his installation business. We do a mix of both commercial and residential install and do some interior work as well. Look forward to join in on the discussions and sharing some knowledge.
    14224829_1591558427804544_4332416361523372668_n.jpg 14222362_1591558291137891_928231438227641962_n.jpg 14233087_1591558297804557_1600546758141425758_n.jpg
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    Few more pics of our work
    14192757_1591562327804154_7269278822135680747_n.jpg 14264142_1591562334470820_9128144551818108112_n.jpg 14199632_1591562331137487_956623991681440409_n.jpg 14199621_1591563387804048_4751539409276090526_n.jpg
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    Last few for now!!!
    14192720_1591558384471215_4091809529561776444_n.jpg 14199625_1591562961137424_4012209438507513052_n.jpg 14225347_1591558294471224_1950288863842602353_n.jpg 14232423_1591558437804543_5812281254055791468_n.jpg
     
  4. Lawntkd

    Lawntkd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Looks good! I'll ask a few questions.

    1. I've seen some Thumbtack bids that want reindeer and a sleigh etc. Where do you get that?

    2. Do you hot glue the extension cord to the brick (etc) as it leads to the timer/outlet? Ive heard of ppl using a staple gun.

    3. Where do you get most of your leads? My Google places listing is ranked high and Ive partnered with a few lead generation services.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    Hi Lawntkd,

    1. I don't get a lot of request for reindeer and sleigh but i don't live far from the worlds largest Christmas store Bronners. In the past i have gotten items like that through them.

    2. I do not hot glue my extension cords going to the timer. I just try to tuck them in as net as i can. I have hot glued C9 and C7 lights to brick to out line doors and windows.

    3. All my leads come from my website or word of mouth.

    If you have an other questions feel free to ask.
     
  6. Lawntkd

    Lawntkd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    What method do you use for second story and high peaks?

    Also, do you ever use a harness etc. for safety?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    We do use harness for some jobs and when using a lift. Most of our two story homes we can get from the ladder or roof, i do have a few homes that we use a lift for.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,448

    A little off subject but i read somewhere that a few of you doing lighting for weddings. Here's a few we did over the summer.

    unnamed (1).jpg unnamed.jpg 14203382_1591569714470082_7543589393525171679_n.jpg
     
  9. cmturner

    cmturner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I got a customer this year wanting me to outline a brick archway in front of their door, been researching and haven't found anything other then a hot glue gun. I've never done the hot glue thing. Will it clean up after I take the lights down? Also will it hold good through the season? Thanks in advance!!
     
  10. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    I hot glued lights on my brick this time last year.... they are all still there. So yes, it'll hold. (I left them up for product longevity testing)
    Best time to remove them is when it's cold, hot glue is more brittle when its cold so they pop off easier.

    He's a video. the bulbs around the garage and window are glued on.
     

Share This Page