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I am thinking and planning out a Christmas light installation service.
It seems that to do this quick and cheap you just do the roof lines and some trees. Do you think one guy can do a regular small house in 2 hours? Would i have to pay them as roofer or regular construction job?

Anybody have experience in this please share. I am think a couple hundred homes.
 

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Where are you located?

I know a guy in Orange County, CA. that will be looking for someone to hang his Christmas lights.





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I think its a great idea. I think you need to do what the customer wants and charge accordingly. If you tell them you only do roof outlines and a tree ... might restrict your market audience.
I don’t think you could do it in 2 hours, unless you are using new out of the box lights. Thinking about my lights ... have to untangle them no matter how careful I was last year. Then check for bad bulbs.
And my house is “small” ... but it’s 2 stories.
 

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I am thinking and planning out a Christmas light installation service.

It seems that to do this quick and cheap you just do the roof lines and some trees. Do you think one guy can do a regular small house in 2 hours? Would i have to pay them as roofer or regular construction job?



Anybody have experience in this please share. I am think a couple hundred homes.


If you’re on the install side, you don’t want to do it quick and cheap. Quick maybe.


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There is a guy around here that does it. He provides the lights and hangers. Does not seem to take him long. Put them up around Thanksgiving takes down first of the year.

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Around here in Brooklyn NY/staten island some guys make a few 100k a season doing it. Google dyker heights Christmas lights

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I know someone who does it an makes good money. Has a trailer with giant rolls of lights, does whatever customer wants, most times lights are disposed of at the end. Takes too long to roll up and store, time is money.

I believe minimum cost is $1500, some commercial buildings it’s $30k -$40k

A franchise here that also does it is Christmas Decor
 
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