Picking a business name

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Turfdoctor1, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I was wondering if anyone would be wiling to comment on the name "The Turf Doctor--Professional Lawn Care and Consulting."

    Thanks for you comments. Please be honest, they won't hurt my feelings.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    waaaaaaay too long. you could barely fit that on a check if you typed it, nevermind if joe blow tries to scribble you a check.

    Go with something short, ie., Turf Doctor. Then add "professional Lawn Care and Consulting" as a tag line.
  3. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    thank you for your reply. That's actually what i meant. The Turf Doctor as the name, and Professional Lawn care and consulting as a tag.

  4. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

  5. Bennett H&L

    Bennett H&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    i like it kinda kewl
  6. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    are you a doctor? 12 years of school, doctorate degree, where did you graduate and what was the course of study.

    Doctors get to use that title because they earned it. I know it's catchy and there isn't anything keeping you from using the title but I think a better choice is still out there.

    If you are a real turf doctor then its a great name.
  7. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    thanks for the replys everyone. please keep it up. to answer your question. i am not a doctor, but i have a master's degree in Horticulture (emphasis on turf management from the University of Arkansas) and will be starting my PhD soon, most likely.

    my company is not going to be a mowing service, either. i am trying to market myself as a consultant, based on my experience and education. I will only be doing chemical applications.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I see it all over the place, doctor this or doctor of this etc. you need something more unique. IMO good luck
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Don't even try it - especially if you are doing chem.. Youi will have your money invested in logo, cards, stationary, LLC, licensing, among a host of other things, and as soon as Lawn Doctor franchise gets wind of it, they will shut you down. It's already happened to a member here. Cute name, but I would pursue something else.
  10. The Cowboy

    The Cowboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    Try TurfMaster or Lawnmaster. Sounds kinda like Servicemaster. After all you have the masters degree.

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