Does any of you that own tree services have those slow seasons?
We can’t seem to beat the slow seasons. It always seems to be right around tax time. I was just wondering if any other tree services has slow seasons and if you don’t mind sharing, how do you stay busy with tree services during this time?
We have went from making $8000 a week to $20,000 a week in our busy times, yet every year around February until May or June things always slow way down. We are in a area that has a lot of trees and as I have stated, during the best parts of the year, we have no problem staying busy. So what’s the secret to staying busy all year around? I would love to get some feed back from you guys that face the same problems.
We are offering man hour rates to apartments and property management businesses on all of our tree services, so
that we can stay busy, but nothing seems to keep us busy through the slow season. Even offering an annual maintenance program. People are registering for that, but it doesn’t really keep us busy all of the time either.
having an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau
Doing very good work at a very fair price. We still get our prices beat by the guys that are not insured and don’t do things right of course. If you don’t have any bills it’s easy to do cheap work. Most of the guys that are doing cheap work in this area are either on drugs or bad alcoholics. I wouldn’t let them work on my yard much less a tree, but of course there are a lot of homeowners that will not listen to reason until something gets broke. Those guys will get in a truck and leave.
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I am looking forward to reading all of your advice. I know that some of you guys get so busy that you have to put your customers off for up to 3 or 4 weeks. We have never had that problem. We may get booked for a week, but never any longer than that. Please share your secrets.