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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Greenery, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Hi all, Well i've been managing a larger full service lco now for 5 years and this year i'm going on my own part time and transitioning into full time next year well thats the plan anyway. I plan on offering weekly mowing, core aeration, overseeding, shrub pruning, spring/fall cleanups, mulch renewal and when I go fulltime I will add fert/weed control. I allready have 90 percent of the equipment i'll need. The only thing i'm having trouble with so far is selecting a name. I've got a small list here and I would appreciate some input on what you guys like/dislike and why. Also any suggestions are appreciated. Greenway Turfcare, American lawns, Simply Green Lawncare, Lakeview Lawncare, Scenic Acres Lawncare, United Lawncare

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    First go back and edit some commas (,) in there. I vote for Greenway.
  3. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    lol whats wrong with my commas. I think I like greenway turfcare also the only thing holding me back on using that one is there is a greenway lawncare a couple of towns away.
  4. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    American Lawns & Simply Green Lawncare would be the two that I would pick from... just my opinion!! :weightlifter:
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Word of caution......be very careful since you a re currently working for an LCO and now you will doing it part time, assuming you will keep your full time LCO Job, make sure you don't "pilfer" customers, or appear to be doing any thing "shady". Resist the urge to borrow client lists, and other company data.

    Does your current employer know of your plans? How will your employer feel when they find out that you are moonlighting on the side? These are things that you need to think about. The issues will arise, and you need ot be ready to handle them.

    I know that when i found out that one of my crew leaders was running on the side, and competing directly with me....I was pissed. I was even more pissed when I found out that some of the jobs had been done on my time using my equipment and my people.

    Greenway Landscape Services...
  6. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Yes I have thought about these things and I consider myself to be a pretty honest guy. I will only be servicing areas that he does not cover which happen to be all the areas surrounding where I live and as i've allready stated I already own 90 percent of the equipment I need I don't have any plans on using his equipment whatsoever and definitely not on his time or with his people. Thanks for the words of caution though.

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    My DBA name is Simply Green, so that sounds good to me.
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I did not mean to infer that you were not honest....but when your boss find out about the side work, he may think otherwise, even though you have done nothing improper.
  9. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I know you guys have some more input on a name lets hear it. Don't be shy
  10. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    have you checked yet to make sure all of those names are available?

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