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Women Landscapers?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lifesaverbuddy, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. lifesaverbuddy

    lifesaverbuddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I am one. Any others out there?

    Do you hire women workers?

    If you were a customer would you hire a self-employed female landscaper?

    Any other comments?

    Please be truthful, but not rude. Thanks for your input.
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Welcome, If I had seen her work, then yes she would be hired, I think if your clean and professional the jobs will come....by clean I mean, ripped jeans, trashed vehicle etc.....
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Hi, I've always hired women rather than men / boys, customers luv women!!!!!!!!! You're generally nicer, friendly, dont use rough talk, work with your shirts on?.......Consider this 98% of the people home during the day are?....."Women"!!!!!!!!!!....How can you go wrong......"Perennials, native plants, rock gardens, should go very well in your neck of the woods"....Best of Luck & dont be a stranger- Regards Saxon :cool2:
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Yes I would hire a woman. Like No Cutting said, women do give off a certain image that men do not, which I believe does have an appeal to the female clients. Good luck this season. Welcome to LawnSite!
  5. CuttingEdgeLawnService-SL

    CuttingEdgeLawnService-SL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I am a independent woman mower and i make pretty good money doing it too. when i first started i thought that people would only want male mowers but i've got many customers and they are very satisfied with my work.
    :waving: GOOD LUCK!
  6. lifesaverbuddy

    lifesaverbuddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks for your input. This is one of my biggest fears.

    Thanks for the welcome too. I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I am 21, in my 2nd year as an Engineering Student, and have just moved away from my wonderful boss of 3 summers. I wasn't going to landscape this summer but I just cant stay away from it, so here I am trying to go on my own for the first time at the last minute. I don't have anything ready yet...no cards, no fliers, no truck yet either. But I will get it all done and quick as I can too. I guess the biggest thing holding me back is a name. The obvious is "Lisa's Landscapes" and I like it, but I'm scared they wont call just because I'm a woman. I dont want to use my last name, no real reason, it just doesn't feel right. So, any thoughts? I also have "day-mares" (nightmares) about customers calling and hanging up immediately when they hear my 12 year old girly voice(This is not unfounded. I really do have a childish voice!). My other day-mare is that they wont rent me a bobcat because they dont trust me with it! Rediculous, I know, it's just cold feet. Any thoughts, comments are welcome.
  7. lifesaverbuddy

    lifesaverbuddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    Please note that I am only landscaping, not mowing. It's a tough decision, but I cant afford a trailer and I dont want to be lifting a mower in and out of the truck all day. I'm tough, but not that tough!
  8. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    if they're hott, why not? :D
  9. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Why is this NOT a surprise.
  10. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    You bet! I have an all female crew this year so far and it is going extremely well!!

    Customers really respond positively to women on site, the truck stays cleaner and smells fantastic day in and day out.

    I really like to see women in the trades and encourage it in every regard. I do realize there are some physical differences between men and women that prevent women from doing some of the work in the same fashion as men, however I find that the pros far outweigh the cons.


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