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truck signs paid off.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    My new truck signs paid off. picked up a few new accounts and even a new commercial for next year. Currnt LCO isnt doing a good enough job. Too bad its the end of the season. Oh well ill have them to look forward to next year.
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    sweet!!! One of the many types of advertisements is having your commerical vehicle (with signage) looking clean and sharp all the time. It really shows a lot about the company. How has those lawn signs been working out?
     
  3. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    You're right, tiedeman...I need to get out there and wash my truck. As Donald Trump says, "a guy trying to sell a dirty car is a loser"
     
  4. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    My magnetic (unprofessional, according to some) signs have paid for themselves many times over. Although I think the quality of work I provide actually made the sales. The signs just provided the means (phone number) for the new customers to contact me.

    Last winter when I was plowing driveways, I must have gotten 20 phone calls from neighbors to do theirs. Quick and easy money...

    Derek
     
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    i will agree that it was the work. but sign gave them a number.
     
  6. Racer99

    Racer99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Would like to see a PIC of your signs?
     
  7. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    You got that one right...:D
     
  8. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    here is a pic of it for you. Just plain and simple

    picture 047.jpg
     
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I've only received one call from my truck signs since I've had them on (about a year?).
    Kinda disappointing. I was expecting a response more like Chefs.

    And I've never got a single call from my trailer sign since I've had it on (about 2 years or so). Very disappointing since I think it's a really nice sign compared to a lot of the ones I see around my way. Not to mention all the ones with NO signs at all.

    Oh well, I feel like they make me look more professional then some of the other locals, and they didn't cost much. So I still think they're worth it.

    Conrats to you Chef!
     
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    Here is how I look at it. I tried a number of different advertising ideas this spring, nothing real expensive. If I was able to gain one reguler customer from each then I was satisfied.

    -I did some door hangers last Fall, about 50. I got 1 plowing customer from that. $25 spent + time, made about $300. Good investment!

    -small ad in local advertiser for 2 months this spring that went out to 10,000 homes. Spent $200.00 but got $100.00 back due to the unprofessionalism of the sales person. Got only one regular customer but that included a $450 clean-up/mulch job, and byweekly trimming and maintenance. Total earned for the year will be well over $1000.00.

    -magnetic signs were $65.00 - got me a $40.00 per week regular customer with potential for high dollar extras.

    Derek
     

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