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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by RedMax Man, Jun 1, 2008.
Looks good. You do good work, be proud of it.
Tools of the trade...
Thanks, I'm trying to make a good impression on the industry and a good reputation to customers. I find to much of my competition doesn't care about who they are or what they do.
Yeah, that's good. It pays to do good work all the time. By the way, I really admire how clean and professional your rig and equipment is.
Stripes are awesome!!...How many hours do you have on the stander now??
How did you grow so much in three years? Was most of it from references or what did you do that made you get so many more accounts?
Thanks, I try to keep it all maintained and ready for work, not falling apart and barely making it through the day.
38 +/- and i'm getn the hang of it.
To tell you the truth I mow alot less then some may think. I have 25 accounts now. I lost many this year to customers cutting back to save money or getting a "more affordable service". I'm always working on getting more maintenance accounts while i also do alot of other work besides just mowing like landscaping and cleanups etc. Many have come from referrals and i've passed out flyers, business cards, put out signs and even just knocked on doors. Haven't done any commercial advertising. I'm in a tough area so the accounts don't come easy, alot of competition from other pro's and "hacks" lookn to make a quick buck with customers that only care about a cheap bottom line price and nothing else that comes with it.
How does the knocking on doors do? I was thinking about doing this but I wasnt sure if it was unprofessional or what not and if people would get mad. Which one of the techniques seems to bring the most people in?
Well i would really only do it to neighbors of clients that you already service if you see something they may need done and they already kind of know who you are from seeing you work near by maybe.
The referrals are the best. Sometimes if you offer incentives to current customers say give em a free cut if they refer a friend to mowing their lawn for the season or 10% off a job. Makes em feel like they are getting something out of it. But if they already like you and your work alot then you rarely have to ask them that, they will just tell anyone they know when something comes up that involves landscaping.
Customers rarely hire a complete stranger, often they get the contractor they use from seeing them service someone they know or getting reccomended to them.
Wow looking good. Good job man keep it up!!!