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What to do about a name

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mattmus4357, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I have been in the business the past two years, but this will be the first year that it is a "real" business. I haven't done any landscaping in the past, but I am looking to get into the small scale landscaping projects. So now to the question. Right now my business is called Mustain's Lawn Service. Since I am applying for a business license should I leave it that or should I change it to Mustain's Lawn & Landscaping. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Fert33

    Fert33 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Central Pa
    Messages: 133

    Hey Matt,

    I'm just starting out as well. I have also had the same thoughts. I am definately adding landscape to my company name. I guess the question is do you already have equipment lettered? Sometimes changing what people are seeing can be a negative. I don't think so in this case though. It is an added service that you are providing it can only help. If you get calls for bigger jobs than you can handle right now, your schedule is full.
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Add landscaping to your name. If you plan on eventually offering it as a service (you should get educated about the services you offer) then you won't have to change it.
  4. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks guys. That is what I was thinking as well I just wanted to get a second opinion.
  5. rcracer

    rcracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Not to look like a fool but is your brother mitch the quarter back that played at University of Arkansas for a year. I am from Arkansas originally and just wondering.:usflag:
  6. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    That depends, do you like him or hate him?:confused:
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    it really doesn't matter.

    I get checks all the time made to King Landscaping, King Lawn service, and even King Grass.

    the name of the company is KinG Lawn Care.
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    put landscaping if you are going to offer it, you should reg both names so no one else can take it
  9. rcracer

    rcracer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I like him I played at Decatur Ar not to far from Sprigdale. Of course we werent very good. No I just wish he could have stayed at Arkansas but I am shure he knows what he is doing. He is starting for USC right? Take it easy and good luck with your buisness.
  10. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,306

    Make sure you get your contractors license also.

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