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Old 05-20-2014, 07:29 PM
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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?

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:48 PM
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:10 PM
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Old 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.
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Might also get confused with the Veterans Administration
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I just googled Kansas City lawn care for a list of what not to use. Check it out
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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...
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What was your job and you friends job in the military?
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:42 PM
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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.
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The Grim Reapers

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Grout Cleaner. Tile Wiper. Mung Distributor.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:11 AM
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Grout Cleaner. Tile Wiper. Mung Distributor.

They are a lawn service no pool boys, lol
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:55 PM
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Sorry Jon...Lawn Bermuda Shorts
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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!
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Old 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.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:58 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...
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.
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Vets Lawn Service - very simple
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Old 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!".

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

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

Ah well. Better?

Mike_in_KC, let me know...
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:22 AM
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"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

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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)

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Vets Lawn Service - very simple
That soounds too much like a lawn service for vets I think. ...

What about, the Lawn Corp Service
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:58 PM
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"All the best bands were 'The Somethings'"...

Ah well. Better?

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True enough...

Yeah, looks flippen kief!
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Green Beret Lawn Care

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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.
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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.
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"Otherside Lawn Co."

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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.

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

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