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Magnets for Truck?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Young Pup, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    OK guys, I have a question about magnets for the Truck. I know it is only June but I am going to be getting some made up so I can put them on in July or August. I was wondering what I should put on. I do plowing and salting. Should I put on Snow and Ice Removal, Snow and Ice Management, Snow Plowing Services. Any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Btw this will be year number 3 for me.

    Thanks,

    JP
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2005
  2. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    Snow and Ice Management sounds the best to me, thats what i would go with. sounds the most professional.......bryan
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I started with "Plowing and Sanding", but changed to "Snow and Ice Management" because:

    1. The former is limiting. With the latter, I can add services and the name is still appropriate.

    2. It sounds more professional.

    3. The word "Removal" in the name implies removing the snow from the site. While I don't want to give the impression that I can't or won't, I also don't have the equipment for it.

    4. It's a play off the professional organization - Snow And Ice Management Association (SIMA). So if a potential customer or other contact has knowledge of SIMA, I benefit by their mental association.

    5. In this area, it's unique and sets me apart from every other "Joe's Plowing".
     
  4. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    Thanks BNC and Mick

    I was leaning towards the Snow and Ice Management. One becuase of the professional sound and like Mick pointed out the removal part is something I don't have the equipment for. But I do have contacts that can help provide that if it is needed. But here we really don't have a need for it.

    Thanks,

    JP
     
  5. spiviter

    spiviter Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 74

    Young pups Snow and Ice Management.....
    Make sure you have a good insurance plan for the season.....
     
  6. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I would be vague like your thread title and just say "plow" or maybe "snow". :eek:

    J/K you want to be informative without the "signs" looking crowded. They need to be easy to read from a distance and when moving.
     
  7. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    Whats with the sarcasm??j/k just put the word plow on the side of your truck theyll understand..lol
     
  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Middle of summer, burned out on jobs already. Too busy to think. Waiting for winter when I can relax in my truck.
     
  9. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    :) :waving: I feel the same way Flipper.I think we are not going to cut anything this week. Do them all next week and then possibly have the week of the fourth of except for those that are using water. Right now it is not many.
     
  10. caelach

    caelach Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    What do I know

    I'm new to this, but I would go with "Snow Removal Services". Sounds pro, but not too high falootin'. You are removing snow from the areas it doesn't belong, like drives and walks. But, like I say, what do I know?
     
  11. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Snow removal implies that your going to hauling the snow off site somewhere. Be very carefull on what you advertise...Rob
     
  12. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I would say that would be true for contracts. I would not worry about it for signs.

    I like to say year round property maintenance but if you only want snowplowing then I would just say that. Company Name (Or your name) and below it SNOWPLOWING and number.
     
  13. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    I agree with you. I have them already made and went with and Snow and Ice Management. Then the phone number

    Flipper with the year round property maintenance signs
    describe what all you would do? I just think someone might get the wrong idea as to what you do. See I don't do fertilization in the summer so I would not want someone to expect that if they called. Obviously I would tell them what all I do but I think it implies that you do everything.

    JP
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2005
  14. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    See, we basically can do everything outside of the walls of the house. We do decks and patios as well as new installs maintenance, material hauling, mowing, fertilizing. cleanups and snow plowing.

    I made my signs say that to attract business, then I can decide what to take on.
     
  15. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    Yep that about covers it. I like your thinking of "you can decide what to take on".

    JP
     
  16. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    To clarify, my newest signs actually say All Seasons Property Maintenance. The older ones say year round.

    I also just started using stake signs that I put in when I am doing a job and my contracts state customer must keep in for two weeks after job completion. Lets people see the work and finished product. I have gotten a few calls off of these.