Looking for advice and opinions from everyone on the following topics.
My buddy and I are thinking of going into the lawn care/snow plowing business. Both of us have 2+ years working for lawn care business at various point in our lives.
Lwn care is a very saturated market so obviously we are going to have to market our services very well. My buddy is going to handle this end he is good as selling stuff. He is one of the top two sellers at the Verizon Store he works at right now.
Equipment is going to be my duty. I'm thinking to start out
two used Zero Turns- looking at Skags, Dixie Chopper or Exmark's
(I hate the walk behinds with sulkies)
Two weed eaters Stihl?
Two Stihl Leaf Blowers- preferably back pack type
Chain Saw Stihl Homeowners series maybe the farm-boss size if we can find one.
Gas hedge trimmers
Various hands tools
Services Mowing, Turf Care, Retaining Walls, and landscaping, snow removal, gutter cleaning.
Truck will be a 2003 6.0L 1 Ton Diesel I'll be getting off my neighbor who also has a trailer we will be buying as well. If this all pans out will be selling the Tacoma. We are just in the planing stages now though. Any advice would be appreciated.
For those of you who provide lawn-care what do you think sets you apart from the other competing companies?
Too those who receive lawn-care why did you choose the company you did?
General question what do you think the three keys to success are?
Thanks for reading obviously advice/comments are appreciated