Name change

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by pjnlandscape, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Hey everybody. I have been in business for two years now and i am looking to change my business name from Peter J Nich Landscape to something more generic for advertising.

    I am undecided between these two

    -Proscapes Landscaping (Generic)
    -Nich Landscaping (my last name)

    Any suggestions?
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Change it to A.J.'s Lawn Care & Snow Removal

    I like 'em both though!
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  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,072

    Try something that's not generic or your last name. Stand out from the rest.
  4. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Well there is no other proscapes landscaping in my area but my family is very well known in our small town. We own a lot of commercial property and other businesses so I have really narrowed it down to those two thanks.
  5. LCCaptain

    LCCaptain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I was thinking about doing the same thing but was too lazy to remove the lettering from my truck. If your advertizing in the phone book/yellow pages, I would start the name with a number or the letter A. You will most likely be one of the first companies called for estimates because most customers are to lazy to look further.
  6. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    If your family name is known for honesty and good work, then use the name. Be careful, for example in my town there is a contractor with a less than perfect reputation. His brothers are also in construction, and they use their names as business names. There is a lot of confusion on which brother is the "bad" one.

    I have to think that the 2 "good" brothers don't understand that their brother has a bad rep, why would they? So they miss out on some business from a confused market.
  7. pjnlandscape

    pjnlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Thanks my name is well known and respected as being an honest and fair family as far as buisness goes. i have a similar situation with another family in town. the father is fair and respected, the son is i the police log every week but he still manages to make money.

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