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What do you guys think of my trailer lettering idea?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by keepoffthegrass, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    Hi, I am looking for input on my idea. below is a picture of the lettering i plan to do on my trailer for this year. It is not strictly mowing. My plan is to make enough money this year to buy my own truck so dad doesnt have to bike to work everyday and i can start my lawncare business next year. My business plan for the next 5 years includes having 2-3 residential crews similar to JustMowIt's but based on a 99-200? gmc/chevy 1500 v6 work truck. they will get custom made ramps and trimmer racks and get really nice lettering. these crews will run 36" WB's which is best for my area. More crews will be added as routes fill up. I then Want to get a commercial truck/trailer setup similar to Hazell lawn Cares. I will start and run that crew when i get out of college. (horticulture & landscaping). I feel i have the perfect area to do this. There is constant development going on thousands and thousands of subdivision homes as well as commersial and high end estates.

    Anyway back on topic- With this lettering do you think i can get by registering my business. yes i will have insurance and yes i will pay taxes so please no bashing hammer !!!

    The first pic is my current "rig" (you'll see why when you click it haha), the second is my lettering design.:)


  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    The design needs some color...like green perhaps.
  3. G.L. In Ont

    G.L. In Ont LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    It looks good, but there's a lot to read there. It would be great if it were parked somewhere, but while it's moving you wouldn't be able to read everything. I'd make the phone # bigger and your name and pick another way to bundle all those services or just pick a couple.

    GL canada
  4. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    Thanks for the suggestions, will take into consideration. keep them coming.--------Korey
  5. CutRight

    CutRight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Id put just your business name and phone number on the side
    keep it simple

    and on the back gate put all the things you do, try to tone it down to something like
    Full Maintainence Services offered,

    keep it simple so people dont have to work hard to see your sign. if its too much theyre just not going to read it. straight forward to the point.

    i dont know about the "student for hire!" you may get discriminated against, also people may think that since your a student your work will have a low cost. thats just my first impression. dont get me wrong im currently a college student myself. but as the owner of my company i am a professional, not just a student.
  6. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    I personally would not use :STUDENT FOR HIRE" for two reasons that I can think of right off the bat."

    1. If you are thinking of this as your lively hood business and not just a summer job, or if there is any chance of such, you will have to change the name when you are no longer a student.

    2. It does not say Professional in any way.

  7. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Think about dropping the student for hire, it screams out I'm for hire cheap.

    It does not put forth a professional image.
  8. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Drop the Student your saying cheap. Where are you going to school for landscape and hort?
  9. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    I'll be atending St. Clair College, Windsor campus. canada
  10. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    Thanks for all the advice. My original intentions were to do this just this year to save up and start my lawn care company next year. I also did not want to register a business or anything this year, I just wanted to make some money using my dads truck and the equipment that I already own. I would be willing to register it as a business just for this year though. Does anyone have any ideas for a name other then student for hire?

    Kelch Services
    Kelch Property Maintenance
    Kelch Enterprises
    Kelch ???

    Any good ideas?

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