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What Rural Lifestylers Want From You

Get Up to Speed on Issues Facing Landscapers

Limited work visas, restrictions on equipment and sharing the labor pool with the construction industry are all challenges that dealers should watch.
Landscapers across the country are facing a variety of challenges, including a lack of experienced workers, made worse by worker visa restrictions; restrictions on noisy equipment; and the ongoing issue of keeping fleets up and running.
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What Rural Lifestylers Want from You

10 Years of Understanding Rural Lifestyle Customers

Here are the stand-out stories and best takeaways from our long-standing series that helps dealers better understand their customers.
Knowing your customers allows you to become more than salespeople and develop into a solution provider for them. You need to know their needs, help them find the equipment to satisfy those needs and follow up with service and parts to keep them working on and enjoying their properties day in and day out. By doing that, you can earn loyal customers.
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What Rural Lifestylers Want From You: Working Together

Mat and JoAnn McCleary of Frog Construction specialize in maintenance and land clearing projects and depend on a fleet of tractors and their dealer.
Mat and JoAnn McCleary of Whidbey Island, Wash., both worked full-time jobs when they started Frog Construction, a landscape maintenance and construction company, and several other business ventures. Their businesses allow them to do what they like best: work outside, be independent and meet new people.
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What Rural Lifestylers Want From You: Ken Kozminski

An equipment dealer helped printing executive Ken Kozminski acquire the equipment — and the confidence — he needed to enjoy his passion for hunting and the outdoors.
Ken Kozminski says it’s easy for equipment dealers who are good listeners to up-sell items to rural lifestylers: “People who are passionate about what they’re doing have a tendency to spend more money on the things they enjoy.”
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