Holiday Lighting

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by fraggle, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. fraggle

    fraggle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Anyone doing holiday lighting in NJ? and if so, how are you charging and what are your rates. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks....
  2. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    I've never hung any holiday lighting...I have done some Christmas lights though.
  3. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    we're not in NJ but we do a little bit of holiday lighting for both residential and commercial so here are a few points from my perspective for what its worth:

    - its still a difficult sell
    - we try to get the stuff up no later than thanksgiving
    - wish I never started doing this because given the revenue it generates its not worth the hassle as it gets in the way of finishing leaf removal
    - pricing it is a way to know exactly how much time a new account will take to decorate
    - be aware that call-backs will likely be necessary when a string goes out...and its usually when its about 15 degrees with a wind chill below zero
    - taking them down in January is not my idea of fun (make sure YOU are the one who packs them away as you can then mark which ones go where for next year and so they are not tangled which will save you time next year.)

    I would think long and hard if you really want to get into this add-on service.

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