Holiday Light Express 2016/2017

Mowerboy04

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Corunna Mi
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.
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Lawntkd

LawnSite Member
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.
 
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Mowerboy04

Mowerboy04

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Corunna Mi
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.
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.
 

Lawntkd

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

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

Mowerboy04

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Corunna Mi
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.
 
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Mowerboy04

Mowerboy04

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Corunna Mi
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.

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cmturner

LawnSite Member
Location
Bonne Terre, MO
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!!
 

hotrod1965

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
SE Michigan
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!!
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.
 
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