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Property Pro 1975
08-29-2008, 10:07 PM
When do people start looking to secure bids for commercial accounts I've heard, now , October , Spring . New guy need all the tips I can get.

HBLandscaping
08-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Property Pro ,

Im wondering the samething. Im looking into getting a few commercial accounts for this next season, but haven't had much luck getting any advise on here. Good luck

westsweeper4
08-30-2008, 06:10 PM
You could always go in to a company and ask them when they start taking bids.

Seems like its the same thing your doing here.

mowerbrad
08-30-2008, 06:58 PM
Companies start taking bids at different times. Some may start taking bids toward the end of the season (ie, October) while others may take them during winter (ie. January). Your best option is to go to the business that you would like to submit the bid to and ask to talk to the person incharge of the grounds and discuss submitting a bid with them.

bohiaa
08-31-2008, 10:00 AM
u guys dont need to worrie so much about getting the bids, nake sure you know what your doing and can handle it....

I've seen several small co's get into trouble real quick trying to Jump the process

Property Pro 1975
09-01-2008, 04:12 AM
u guys dont need to worrie so much about getting the bids, nake sure you know what your doing and can handle it....

I've seen several small co's get into trouble real quick trying to Jump the process

The bids are what pay the bills ! Not to sound disrespectful. When I start getting some then I will worry about being able to handle it. But I have gotten a contract through a guy having to much and not showing up regularly and a guy lose one to be called back because the other guy did crappy work and he raised his price 75 dollars. thanks for the feedback

Property Pro 1975
09-01-2008, 04:15 AM
Those are a few examples to show you I understand what you are talking about.

bohiaa
09-01-2008, 05:24 PM
The bids are what pay the bills ! Not to sound disrespectful. When I start getting some then I will worry about being able to handle it. But I have gotten a contract through a guy having to much and not showing up regularly and a guy lose one to be called back because the other guy did crappy work and he raised his price 75 dollars. thanks for the feedback

I have a contract I will send ya. If you Pm me with your email address.

Look it over very carefully, this proptery I picked up for 76,000.00 a year.
the Co. that had it bidded it at 27,000.00 I happen to know of this person and today he's working at Walmart. he's being sued because he didn't finish the contract out.

Gentlemen. know what your getting into. it's very sad when things like this happen. If you think you have the resources to go for the bigger jobs and you get a big head and bid it out for 27,000.00 and it cost 30,000.00 outta pockett, your in trouble.......

Good luck

Flatop
09-01-2008, 10:14 PM
I concur with mowerbrad. Go to the business and ask when and if they will be seeking bids. Make sure you have all the necessary paper work in order.
Bohiaa, can you send me a copy of the contract at gdval@yahoo.com. Much appreciate it.

dfdsuperduty
09-02-2008, 01:36 AM
If possible could i take a look at it I have one and would like to be able to compare it against another lco jillssnowlawncare@sbcglobal.net thanks in advance :drinkup:

pdenney11
09-02-2008, 01:55 AM
I have a contract I will send ya. If you Pm me with your email address.

Look it over very carefully, this proptery I picked up for 76,000.00 a year.
the Co. that had it bidded it at 27,000.00 I happen to know of this person and today he's working at Walmart. he's being sued because he didn't finish the contract out.

Gentlemen. know what your getting into. it's very sad when things like this happen. If you think you have the resources to go for the bigger jobs and you get a big head and bid it out for 27,000.00 and it cost 30,000.00 outta pockett, your in trouble.......

Good luck

Would you mind sending me a copy of this contract please? preston.denney@sdga.edu

westsweeper4
09-02-2008, 02:16 AM
This thread is going to go pages now that all the lazy bums see that there is a contract is available.....

Good luck Bohiaa

Property Pro 1975
09-02-2008, 10:08 AM
I have a contract I will send ya. If you Pm me with your email address.

Look it over very carefully, this proptery I picked up for 76,000.00 a year.
the Co. that had it bidded it at 27,000.00 I happen to know of this person and today he's working at Walmart. he's being sued because he didn't finish the contract out.

Gentlemen. know what your getting into. it's very sad when things like this happen. If you think you have the resources to go for the bigger jobs and you get a big head and bid it out for 27,000.00 and it cost 30,000.00 outta pockett, your in trouble.......

Good luck
Point taken ! Thats why I love this sight because I can learn alot from guys thats been in the business for a while. I would never attempt a job of that scale, I wouldn't even know were to start. I live in KY and the bids I'm looking at are in our local industrial park. These jobs with 2 people can range from 1 1/2 hours to 5 hours. Also like banks, residential ,shopping centers, and some apartment complexes. I work full time right now and I look to maybe try to make a living in it in April will just have to see. My biggest problem will be having to turn down a bigger job because I don't make enough to quit and wont have time to mow it and work at my regular job. I hope to get that big one day maybe. I know it wont be any time soon. Thanks for the valuable advice.