Happy October everyone! Will you be tricking or treating this year. I know that hopefully we will be treating all of you to dinner on the day after Halloween for our Customer Appreciation Bar-b-que. I hope you all are as excited as we are!
Winter Color: The planting date for winter color is after Oct. 15th. If you want us to plant some for you or would like to have them delivered to your house for you to plant just call or e-mail us with your color preference and quantities. For pansies, panolas and violas there are 36 plants in a flat. Planted they are $36.00 per flat with amendment or $12.00 per flat delivered. The flowers are being delivered next week!
Customer Appreciation Dinner: Please remember to schedule yourselves to come here on November 1st. It is a drop in from 4-9:00 p.m. We will have live entertainment, food and door prizes. Who knows maybe you will win some free plants or something elseJ
National Landscaper of The Year: We got through the interview process! I found out when Lauren (the editor for the magazine) was here that there were over 7000 qualified applicants! They then selected 150 and finally ended up with the 12 finalists! We are so excited to be one of the 12! This is a nation wide completion and in lawmans terms it is like going to the “Superbowl for Landscapers”.
Greens Industry Conference: Oct. 22-Oct. 27th Lewis and I will be gone to Kentucky for our National Conference. This is our conference where we go and learn about new items and products and get our recertification. Jeff Burleson (our Division Maintenance Manager) will be looking over and handling all of the maintenance questions that might come up while we are away. I will have access to e-mail however I will probably only be able to answer them in the evenings.
Contract Renewals: Most of our contracts run from January- December (fiscal calendar). If your contract with us expires December 31st, you will be receiving your renewal in the mail within the next 4 weeks. We are increasing our rates by 2% this year. This is still lower than the standard industry of 3.75%.
Property Contact Sheets: We mailed out property contact sheets last month. Please fill this form out and send it back to us. It is very important that we either have an e-mail address or a contact number for all of our customers. This information is never sold or given out to any third parties. If you send in your birthday it is only so that we can send you a Happy Birthday Card or E-mail.
Referrals: Don’t forget, if you refer one of your friends to us and they have work done or sign up for regular maintenance you get a $25.00 referral credit! Word of mouth and happy customers is what keeps us in business.
As always thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and for being our most awesome customers! J
Dana Shook & Lewis Bennett | 910-944-9412
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