I need a name for my business

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Ramster2000, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. Ramster2000

    Ramster2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I'm looking for a new name for my business. I an appealing name that people will like. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Some things I could base my name on are:
    1. I live in Bucks County
    2. I only do lawn care and mulching
    3. My town is Jamison
    4. I always do quality work
    5. I'm young(18)
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Forget about #3-#5 having anything to do with coming up with a company name. You live in Jaimson, PA (but maybe not forever). #4, all of us strive to do quality work (who wouldn't). And #5, you won't be 18 forever. Get the pic?

    But whatever name you choose, do a background name search so you don't accidently choose one that is already registered in PA...that could cause problems later.

    Good Luck.
  3. wayne volz

    wayne volz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49


    The only suggestion I have to offer on name selection is this.

    Do not use you given name. I made this mistake. It sounds really good at first, but creates some phone problems down the road.

    As your company grows and you may not be answering the phone yourself, everyone will ask for you when they call. Even though they don't know you, they will ask because of the name. Is ______ there? Not bad at first, but hard to deal with as your company grows.

    That is my two cents worth on that!

    Thanks and I hope you establish a good one.

  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    I rather like the idea of using your own name:

    Seems to work for:
    Raymond James (huge investment house)
    Charles Schwab (huge investment house)
    Dean Witter (huge investment house)

    Chrysler, Dodge, Olds, Ford, etc. etc.

    I think your given name establishes your identity the fastest.
  5. Commander

    Commander Banned
    Messages: 116

    When you get new cards made up with your name on it... I used to use the title "owner" I just had new cards made up with my name, and below that in italix "student of horticulture" just something to think about.
  6. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Wow and I thought I was the only one who thinks you should use your real name as your business name.LOL
  7. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    What is your goal with the name? If you are looking to get to the top of the yellow pages listing, that is a little limiting.

    As for names of businesses, the name of the business is given stigma on how it is positioned. Dan The Man Landscaping (yes there is one of these in the Columbus Yellow pages) is not as quality oriented as Daniel Landscape and Grounds Management. Presentation and how it is marketed are key. When you see Charles Schaub he is in his commercials with a $1K hugo boss suit in an office that cost more to build than my house.

    I just read an article about a company here locally Five Season's Landscape and everyone asks him, why the name or what is the 5th season??. Bill says in the article we made it up and everyone remembers it, job accomplished.

    I am using Ascapes for 2 reasons, one is that it makes many great tag lines "Help us help you Ascape from the things you dont like to do", "Let us turn your outter home into an Ascape at the end of the day and not another project on the to do list", etc.... and second, I get towards the top of the phone book (not sure if this is significant in Central Ohio or not)

    Couple that I like for you
    Jamison & Buck Lawncare (or Landscape) Management (feeds well off Cutter & Buck - gr8 rep for clothes)
    Creative Landscape Solutions (this was going to be mine, but is was taken in Ohio..)
    Yard Barbers (Is used here and seems to be well recognized by name.)
    Intergity Landscape (or Lawncare)

    Guess this is more than my $.02, ohh well.

  8. proscapeINC

    proscapeINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    How about Exterior Concepts
  9. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Is Jamison near Pitt.? Reason I ask is that in my area alot of comanies are named after certain things like the ocean, county, rivers, cities, etc. (Three Rivers Lawn Care). Don't know much of anything else in your area but you should get my point. Hope this helps.
  10. rdln

    rdln LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    "Penn State Yard Warriors"
    (might have some legal issues)

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