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It is March right

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by addictedtolandscaping, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. addictedtolandscaping

    addictedtolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 569

    So I am at a convenience store yesterday, picking up a nice fresh java, a guy sees my truck, next thing I know flagging me down not to leave and starts asking me about decorating a tree at his home this year. Go figure, I was headed to look at a driveway excavation project and got asked about holiday lighting, in March. Wow and I was afraid the service would not work here.
     
  2. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    Yep. Already working on a few projects, and already have sold a ton of lights...
     
  3. christmas79

    christmas79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I'm still taking lights down! :weightlifter:
     
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,749

    You have to be joking.........

    We sold work in January, neighbors and friends that saw us doing the take downs.
     
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I have had more than a few inquireies as well. The important thing in this biz is to have advertising on trucks year round and quickly follow up on any off season leads and close sales even in march -september. Those folks are usually pretty serious about lightinng and hiring someone. My goal this year is to try and start out of the gate with 10 new customers before Sept 1st. hopefully that will ease pressure on me in the "on season".
     
  6. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    We just finished up yesterday. In Illinois, we had a hard winter for removing xmas lights. Even yesterday, we had some gutters that were still full of ice and had to chip away to remove the lights.
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 9,406

    Gotta love those customers who plan ahead. Sure beats the ones who wait until the last minute.
     
  8. christmas79

    christmas79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    We got 21 left to go! Your right there was a lot of ice in the gutters. And we had here 52" of snow this winter!
     

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