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Plow or Blow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kemmer, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    OK, well, im trying to decide what im doing this winter, i currently have a chevy 2500HD and a toro snowblower, im try to decide wheather to get another good snowblower, and freeze in the elements, or get a plow and sit in a nice warm cab. I run a small lawncare company and i have a few people that i blow there drives. if i decide to get a plow, what is the best way to get customers? ive read the forum and ive learned alot, just askingfor some advice.

  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,816

    I would get a plow you can go by word of mouth, advertisings get those magnetic signs maybe
  3. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    yea, just wondering how many customers did u have when u started?
  4. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I started my first season working for a friends landscape company at $55/hour..did not make much money but learned a lot about equipment and techniques, especiall in a large lot. I went out to commercial business's and called on the maint. dept for contracts.plow will make u money.
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,816

    i started out doing roads for the city through a fiend then i had some comm lots and driveways
  6. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    I started doing about 10 driveways on my street with an ATV. Same as you I got tired of freezing, so I got a plow for my truck. Go get you a plow for your truck! Now I do mostly commercial accounts. I grew through word of mouth and a newspaper ad. Don't forget those signs on your truck!! :waving:
  7. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Started out having a few lawn customers that wanted them cleaned, now they are done last(do them just because I don't have the heart to dump them.

    Found my first commercial customers by walking into every new store and restaurant being built in my area. Convinced the manager I was the best. Got 7 out of the 8 I bid.....