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Would another Landscape companies sign on a lot you service bother you?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    It bothers me...

    A customer i picked up a 2 acre lawn account in a big development the end of August this year, now has contracted out a rather large patio and walkway being installed in his backyard.

    The client never asked for a quotation and only has be service his weekly lawn cutting, no other jobs related.

    This company comes in, they were there today while i cut the lawn, and installs a pretty big 4' sign outfront close to his mailbox, its the size of one of the larger "house for sale" realtor signs they hang up when trying to sell a high end home.

    My gripe is that in no way shape or form can you see the patio from the roadway at any angle. People in this development will drive by, see my pristine manicured lawn thats taken me since August to bring under control, and theyre going to see this Landscape companies fancy sign sitting out front . Its the same as using my "work" even if its just a nicely cut lawn to advertise for their company.

    I dont go sticking up my signs unless people driving by can see my work if theyre viewing my sign out front.

    Its not my property and realistically i have no say in what goes and what doesn't but wouldn't this rub you the wrong way? A. because my client contracts a company thats over 30 miles away in jersey and B. because theyre advertising now on an account i service and will be doing their snow removal and fertilization/aeration next season?:cry:
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Ask them to take it down. Better yet, ask the homeowner, its his house.
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Do you do patios? Do they do mowing?

    Did you inform the customer of other services you provide?
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,341

    Hey guy where's your sign!!!!!!!!! You should at least have something letting people know you service that lawn. I have my signs out and it pays. Learn how to market yourself a little better.
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    If the patio cannot be seen from the street at any angle respectably ask the homeowner to remove the sign for proprietary reasons. and inform them you also do hard scape. The sign might be written in their work contract as a right to advertise while the work is performed so they might not be able to take it down.
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    yeah im sure thats the case

    And yes, i can do the work this company is doing, theyre actually a nursery/tree company and possibly it could just be because i didnt go to this customer and say hey, i can install patios and pavers.... Yet my trailer has a whole slew of available jobs... some of these customers are never home during the day to see it though :/
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    when you do your billing you can include a comprehensive list of services you provide to all your customers..

    I like your trailer
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    You'll be there for a long time. They and their sign will not be.

    Put the shoe on the other foot. If you were doing a patio at a house where someone else mows, would you not put the sign up while you are working the project?
  9. Fairway Land & Lawn

    Fairway Land & Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Go get a couple signs of a little larger size made, and put yours on either side of their sign. (blocking their sign) Problem Solved. Deffinately ask the homeowner first, so when the pissing match starts they are aware.
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    GOOD POINT This is a good post I retract my eariler post and support this one. let it go ...........

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