home show

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bigviclbi, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

    Went to a home and garden show at a local middle school sponsored by chamber of commerc e. Got 3 paver driveway estimates and a couple other leads for various things. Was very happy, if I get one job it will have been worth it the show cost $75.00. Anybody else get jobs this way?
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
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    Yes, They can be great places to get jobs or just get your name out to the public. Its important on where you are located in the show, about 1/3 of the way through gets the most "visitors" to close to the beginning and ppl just rush by to get out of the crowd. To close to the end and there thinking about leaving. Also the presentation that you have set up can make a big difference in the response, have plenty of cards to have potential customers fill out with anything they might be interested in and FREE pencils for them to do it. Its a quick and effective way of building up a customer base + it will provide hundreds of potential leads. I found it to be very cost effective. payup

  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We usually do a couple of shows each spring. They are pretty small, so our location really doesn't matter too much.:D

    We set up a nice booth, our combined 4 spaces are usually 16'x16', and try to make it so people can walk through and look at things.

    Always have brochures/info cards ready, and be ready to take their info as well. Last year we handed out CD's that we made that had a version of our website on it, and anyone that was given a CD we made sure we got their info to contact later.

    There's always price shoppers, but you'll be able to tell the ones that are interested in having work done. Make SURE you follow up on those people. We try to get back with them within a week of the show; in fact, we try to set appointments at the show as much as possible.

    Good luck!

  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    To tell you the truth we have never been able to "pin" any direct work from the show...nothing worth talking about at least.
    We believe the general exposure is worth it.

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