TLC: How long has your company been involved in the landscaping industry?
Over 25 years with our tree spades, stump cutters, brush chippers, trenchers
TLC: What are some of the mistakes you’ve seen landscapers make?
Buying equipment that is too small to fulfill their initial needs to save on the initial expense. Using a technology that is more labor intensive or antiquated to get the job done. Purchasing a piece of equipment instead of renting when there is low utilization and payout.
TLC: Does your company help find solutions for these mistakes?
Our company will recommend the right type of solution based on the particular need of the customer whether it is desired productivity, operating cost or versatility.
TLC: Does your company have a program(s) to help landscapers grow and diversify their business?
Since Vermeer’s product line is so diverse there are many ways we can help them diversify their business. For example a traditional lawn maintenance contractor may branch out into tree trimming or irrigation providing they are educated on the particular industry.
TLC: What type of advantages do you feel you hold over your competitors?
Vermeer Manufacturing has a diverse product line that meets a greater number of customer needs versus our competition.
TLC: What kinds of after-sale support or training do you or your distribution network offer?
Our distributors can train customers on the operation of equipment or they can help identify new technologies to help the contractor become more productive.
TLC: What trends do you see affecting the future of the landscaping market and how will your company address them?
Green industry contractors are looking for ways to become more efficient in their day to day operations. The green industry will also look not only to create a green environment but use equipment that create less greenhouse gases.
TLC: Finally, do you have a tip for an old pro or someone just getting into the business?
Rent or demonstrate before purchase. Look to partner with a company that cares about your business.