how to compete with other landscapers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by maddogg578, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. maddogg578

    maddogg578 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    im going to start with a little money so how can i compete
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Do you carry a Landscape Contractor's License?
    Does your State mandate a license?
    I don't understand a little bit of money to start as being a licensed individual in landscape services. However, you can carry the license and start off small with filling small niche's and performing services to your current customers.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I'd start with getting any licensing you need for spraying, I don't think Indy has any requirements for landscape contractors in general, but look into it.

    Start out by doing maintenance and work your way up to installs. Most companies around here don't want to deal with the smaller jobs, so go find them and get your feet wet.
  4. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    It takes time to build your business up. Just do what you can, and find a service that is profitable for you. Keep selling that service, and buy more equipment with the money.
  5. jwsland

    jwsland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I agree with the above posts!
  6. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    Do a good job, see where that gets you.

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