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I'm relocating my landscape company???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by capekev, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. capekev

    capekev LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi guy's, I have a small landscaping/lawn care company that I've been operating part time after work & weekends. 10 lawn acct... My wife got a new job and we are going to be moving closer to her work. I am giving my lawn acct's to my buddy who has an established lawn care company I just need to know how to gain new costumers in the area we are moving to. Here is the catch, I am going to make this my full time business, I am laid off from my union job and will not be returning due to this sucky economy.
    I am going put an add in the local paper & pay high school kids to go door to door with around 20k to 30k of door hangers, I want to make them say something about how I'm not a new landscaper, just a landscape company that has moved to this area. ANY IDEAS??? Hows this " Homer'slandscaping has moved to Springfield, and is now offering lawn care discounts to all new costumers" I'd like any and all feed back positive,negative, and if you have any other ideas for me, that would be great! I really appreciate this site, and all of you experienced professional who take the time to help out us newbies. I only need help with the marketing aspect. I have over 15 years of field experience, maintenance, Irrigation, construction, ext. and I've learned the hard way how to bid and price out jobs. I can repay any marketing advice given to me by giving field advice in Irrigation ext....
    Thank you in advance for your help!


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  2. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Letting them know you are just new to area & not new to the business is a good idea. Perhaps get a few old clients to write a brief note about how they liked your work and put a few of those on your flyers. Also put the customer reviews on your website (if you have one). I put my customer comments on my about me page here.. http://georgialawncare.com/about-us
  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Sounds like the old and new business are still in the same state. I would word it "Homer's landscaping is expanding to the Springfield area" If it comes up about the old location or accounts. Your "Associate" is now handling those accounts, while you are building the business expansion.
  4. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    offer a 5th cut free promotion. and a free cut if an existing customer signs up a friend

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