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Mike_In_KC 05-20-2014 07:29 PM

Need a name please
 
I am helping a buddy start a lawn service - just mowing and trimming no additional services. We need a name though. Both of us are Army vets who grew up in KC. I want to take advantage of the fact that we are locals without being racist\anti-immigrant as most all of the lawn services in KC are manned by Hispanic and Hispanic-American workers - which is cool. I doubt that "Two White Army Veterans Who Cut Grass" would work. Any ideas?

Oh yeah - I love my AAXs (now it is drum related)

MM

BacteriumFendYoke 05-20-2014 07:43 PM

Re: Need a name please
 
Los Pollos Hermandos.

You'll thank me eventually.

The Old Hyde 05-20-2014 07:48 PM

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Naked Guys Lawn Care...."Shine the Beacon, We'll Come Streakin"

Mike_In_KC 05-20-2014 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1261070)
Los Pollos Hermandos.

You'll thank me eventually.

Sounds Breaking Bad-ish

JimFiore 05-20-2014 09:54 PM

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How about:

Army Vets Lawn Care

We cut grass and kick ass


Might go over very well with a certain segment of the population. Other parts, not so much.

GRUNTERSDAD 05-20-2014 09:55 PM

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Might also get confused with the Veterans Administration

GRUNTERSDAD 05-20-2014 10:06 PM

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I just googled Kansas City lawn care for a list of what not to use. Check it out

Popcorn Mogul 05-20-2014 11:12 PM

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'Dorothy was high'.....?

Serious question: do you have a flamethrower? because if you want to be different, you need to kill weeds and clear snow with a flamethrower...

GRUNTERSDAD 05-20-2014 11:25 PM

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What was your job and you friends job in the military?

Mike_In_KC 05-20-2014 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 1261146)
What was your job and you friends job in the military?

We were in the same infantry brigade (at different times). I was a radio operator and for a while carried an M203 and SAW in a line company. He was a grunt the whole time.

JustJames 05-21-2014 12:06 AM

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The Grim Reapers

From the 'what does a drummer earn thread': The Undercutters

BillRayDrums 05-21-2014 12:24 AM

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Grout Cleaner. Tile Wiper. Mung Distributor.

BacteriumFendYoke 05-21-2014 12:28 AM

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Refried Redistribution Retribution.

Midnite Zephyr 05-21-2014 01:11 AM

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R.M.E. YARD MAINTENANCE

CreeplyTuna 05-21-2014 02:05 AM

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Lawn Commandos

http://multiglom.files.wordpress.com...commando03.jpg

GRUNTERSDAD 05-21-2014 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by BillRayDrums (Post 1261164)
Grout Cleaner. Tile Wiper. Mung Distributor.


They are a lawn service no pool boys, lol

GRUNTERSDAD 05-21-2014 02:55 PM

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Sorry Jon...Lawn Bermuda Shorts

alparrott 05-21-2014 04:02 PM

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I say go with a military unit theme, like "Lawn Squad", "Lawn Brigade", "Lawn Patrol" etc. paint your truck with a camo theme (use MultiCam, not ACU, that stuff looks like a computer ate a box of mints and threw up), and wear BDU cargo shorts and pants with old unit t-shirts to your stops (I know you must still have a couple). Folks appreciate vets in my experience, and so long as you do it tastefully, you can swing some great name and brand recognition out of that. Here's a logo idea to get you guys started... PM me if you'd like me to continue on with it for you!

GeoB 05-21-2014 04:54 PM

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Lawn Patrol is pretty good.

Drop the "The" as the old WWI air patrols at early hours were called simply "Dawn Patrol"

Now, there was a lady at the gym who had a sunrise tat at the top of her butt crack... and every now and then it would show, not too low but show.

Somebody asked her the significance of her sunrise tat.... and she replied... "why it's the crack of Dawn" - Her name was Dawn.

GeoB 05-21-2014 04:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Popcorn Mogul (Post 1261141)
'Dorothy was high'.....?

Serious question: do you have a flamethrower? because if you want to be different, you need to kill weeds and clear snow with a flamethrower...

Hah! A local pot grower burned his house down torching weeds up against his house with a propane torch... The FD showed up and he didn't want to let them inside at first and of course when the FD gained access... The PD showed up.

This entrepreneur stalled the FD a bit too long and the house was totaled. Not burned down exactly but totaled. I guess there was a significant crop inside under lights.

Muckster 05-21-2014 05:54 PM

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Vets Lawn Service - very simple

MrInsanePolack 05-21-2014 07:42 PM

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Another vote here for Lawn Patrol.

This thread makes me think of Full Metal Jacket. "What makes the grass grow?" "Blood, blood, blood!".

Operation Sweep and Clear
Weed Warriors
Grass Attack

BacteriumFendYoke 05-21-2014 07:54 PM

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This is my mower, this is my hoe...

tamadrm 05-21-2014 08:54 PM

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This is my lawn mower.There are many others like it,but this one is mine.Without it,I am nothing,without me it is useless.My lawnmower is my best friend,it is my life.I must mow all lawns straighter that my competition.

Another vote for lawn patrol,with that exact logo.Nice one Al.

Steve B

Popcorn Mogul 05-21-2014 09:09 PM

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Lawn Patrol is good. leave out the 'The' though...
when there is a 'The' in the beginning of a name, it's the same as when a woman starts a serious conversation with 'so'. - it's never going to end well...

alparrott 05-21-2014 10:26 PM

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"All the best bands were 'The Somethings'"...

Ah well. Better?

Mike_in_KC, let me know...

Mike_In_KC 05-22-2014 12:22 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alparrott (Post 1261545)
"All the best bands were 'The Somethings'"...

Ah well. Better?

Mike_in_KC, let me know...

Sorry guys have the flu and am down. I love Al's design and logo! Thanks so much - I will ping you after talking to my partner

Mike

Les Ismore 05-22-2014 04:46 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_In_KC (Post 1261064)
I am helping a buddy start a lawn service - just mowing and trimming no additional services. We need a name though. Both of us are Army vets who grew up in KC. I want to take advantage of the fact that we are locals without being racist\anti-immigrant as most all of the lawn services in KC are manned by Hispanic and Hispanic-American workers - which is cool. I doubt that "Two White Army Veterans Who Cut Grass" would work. Any ideas?

Oh yeah - I love my AAXs (now it is drum related)

MM


'A Cut Above' , or 'We Make The Cut'

Motto; We'll drop and give your lawn twenty

porter 05-22-2014 09:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by CreeplyTuna (Post 1261203)
Lawn Commandos

I am in love with this idea. Commit to the bit!

Bloobs 05-22-2014 10:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Muckster (Post 1261438)
Vets Lawn Service - very simple

That soounds too much like a lawn service for vets I think. ...

What about, the Lawn Corp Service

Midnite Zephyr 05-22-2014 02:39 PM

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Daft Grunt Lawn Care

Popcorn Mogul 05-22-2014 03:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alparrott (Post 1261545)
"All the best bands were 'The Somethings'"...

Ah well. Better?

Mike_in_KC, let me know...

True enough...

Yeah, looks flippen kief!

Smoke 05-22-2014 05:57 PM

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Green Beret Lawn Care

"The Infantry has Landscaped"

alparrott 05-22-2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoke (Post 1261775)
Green Beret Lawn Care

"The Infantry has Landscaped"

I would say a big no-go on this. The OP does not appear to be Special Forces ("Green Beret") qualified and SF guys do not like their name or image being claimed or invoked by no-qualified folks. There's a pretty active community of retired and currently serving special operators who make it their life's mission to call out folks claiming or misusing special operations names or imagery to promote themselves or their businesses. Better to leave that one be.

Les Ismore 05-22-2014 11:02 PM

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'Lawn Control'

On a mission to mulch

Honestly, IMO you're limiting your market with a military theme name, anyone with military consciousness will probably be able to do their own lawn, and anyone without military, or is anti military consciousness probably wouldn't choose a lawn co with a military themed name. I know I wouldn't.

Diet Kirk 05-23-2014 11:22 AM

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"Otherside Lawn Co."

'our grass is always greener'

tamadrm 05-23-2014 07:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alparrott (Post 1261862)
I would say a big no-go on this. The OP does not appear to be Special Forces ("Green Beret") qualified and SF guys do not like their name or image being claimed or invoked by no-qualified folks. There's a pretty active community of retired and currently serving special operators who make it their life's mission to call out folks claiming or misusing special operations names or imagery to promote themselves or their businesses. Better to leave that one be.

+1.Those guys ,rightfully so,tend to be a little touchy about use of their name and image.I know a retired special operator,and he would just go ballistic about somebody trying to make a buck off of a well earned reputation.

Steve B

GRUNTERSDAD 05-23-2014 09:35 PM

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Is your lawn a headache, Take a Mowtrim and relax.
Mowtrim Lawn Services. For what ails you.

Midnite Zephyr 05-23-2014 10:00 PM

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+1 Awesome, Gruntersdad! Lol

Mike_In_KC 05-27-2014 04:56 PM

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UPDATE

I am having major partner issues - and seem to be further away from starting the lawn service than I was last week when I asked for names. I am questioning some potentially under-handed tactics that my partner has espoused as it relates to under-selling the competition. I think it is a deal-breaker type of thing....

The response to my request for a name was outstanding and greatly appreciated - major hat tip for Al who designed an awesome logo and to everyone else who came up with creative and/or funny names. And yeah using the term "Special Forces" should only be used if you were in the Special Forces. The green berets do get touchy about this and you don't want to p1ss these guys off :-) I would compare using Special Forces to wearing a Hell's Angels patch if you aren't "in the club"....

MM


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