RWF, Inc.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

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    tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Picked this up all black, which looked nice but not our color. Now it's blue, lettered and out to work. Needed a small truck and happened to find a better deal on this 2013 crew cab vs a regular cab. Pulls a dump trailer and can take care of smaller projects........small mulch jobs, enhancements etc, then plow in the winter.

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  2. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks great. You've had many trucks painted to match your fleet. How far into painting door jams, under hood, inside body lines, etc. do you go with these trucks?
     
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    tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Left the jams alone on this one since it was black. The others we have painted are white so I did the jams on them. Under the hood I don't care about but they paint the whole exterior. The bed on this truck is even base coat + clear coat automotive paint.

    Every truck, with the exception of the dedicated snow trucks, is painted blue. The box trucks are wrapped but I still painted the hoods blue for the heck of it because it needed something blue on it.
     
  4. Shorelandscaper

    Shorelandscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
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    Sharp looking truck
     
  5. JimBob_IA

    JimBob_IA LawnSite Member
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    Very nice. Just another indication of the quality of your operation! Well done! I think many of use would love to see a fleet photo if you could gather most of your equipment in one place.
     
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    tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    I'll probably get around to it this summer. I've been meaning to do it for a few years, just haven't had the time or space. Not to mentioned getting everything in one place. I'll probably do 2 pictures, one of the fleet and another of the snow equipment. We have a lot more equipment than we need, but we're now positioned to grow with it. We can do a lot more revenue with how we're setup and not need to buy much equipment, if that makes sense.

    One physiological thing I wonder about is putting such a picture on our website. We're at 30+ vehicles now + equipment and don't want to come across as the "big" company and shy away business. I don't think of us as big and we try to keep that small company feel with our clients. People are funny.
     
  7. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
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    There's a lot to be said for this- That small company feel is what everyone wants for their business. At the same time a nice fleet pic on your website gives a very professional image.
     
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    tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    I've been all over the place lately but thought I would post some random pictures from the season so far. Had a cookout for those that work for you yet? Get on it.......it's almost July. We've got another coming up and they love it. Great way to unwind/build relationships and pick up a fork vs a shovel.

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  9. McClean L&N

    McClean L&N LawnSite Member
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    How is LMN working out for you? We're looking into OHR options as well as streamlining our estimating and are considering LMN and Manage 360. What made you choose LMN over manage? Both look like great programs and recently had a chance to see manage work first hand. I've heard pros and cons regarding both and am interested in your opinion and experience thus far.

    Looks like you're having a great season!
     
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    tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
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    From what I've gathered, both are lacking from being a complete software. Complete meaning design/build and maintenance. LMN spoke my language and I went to one of their seminars that broke things down (good selling tool for them). Manage 360 is better geared for design/build though they have a maintenance module. At the time, that module was not ready and it's only recently been released. LMN has small things that annoy me but they're constantly making updates though and have a pretty quick support team. I think both handle design build well and I think LMN is better at property maintenance but maybe 360 has got that rolling now, I don't know. Either one should serve you well though. CLIP is like Windows '95 and support help takes a lot of time. Those are my experiences anyway.

    To get a little side tracked..........We're collecting data upon data this season to get much more in tune with out numbers which is a headache in itself. My recommendation to anyone is to implement this things sooner vs later because it's harder and harder as you get bigger. I'm just throwing a number out but after $500k in revenue I think you should have a software in place. Prior to that you can probably work just fine with spreadsheets and your accountant. Once you cross $1m and $2m and so on, the game just keeps changing and software keeps you from going nuts. You simply can't be everything to everyone and you rely heavily on information and communication through your organization. We make some dumb mistakes from time to time still but we're identifying them. I'm going hands off on maintenance for a while and people + software give me the confidence to do so.
     

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