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scraper69
02-07-2005, 05:09 PM
when do you start sending out your lawn maint. contracts for the season. and have you noticed if you send too early. you get no response and have to continue to follow up. What about request to bid, proposals for new lawn maint jobs, and what do you find is the best advertising early in theseason?

PMLAWN
02-07-2005, 05:20 PM
We write 12 month contracts that have an auto renew so unless I raise the price we don't need to contact. I go about 2 years before uping the cost so only 1/2 of them come up each year. Send those in Jan.
For new business we push flyers all year but in spring we put out in mid Jan.-mid Feb and March 1st.
We are going full speed (mowing) by March 15th.

scraper69
02-07-2005, 07:57 PM
i find that too early, they dont respond when its snowing!!!

Summertime Lawn
02-07-2005, 08:29 PM
Sent out all contracts last week and already seeing reponses. It helped that I did it when it was unseasonably warm out.

YardPro
02-07-2005, 08:32 PM
we auto renew all of ours.
they are still bound by the same contract.

rodfather
02-07-2005, 08:59 PM
Best way IMO is "evergreen" with any changes...then again, I don't use contracts.

Lawn-Scapes
02-10-2005, 01:11 AM
Best way IMO is "evergreen" with any changes...then again, I don't use contracts.

I don't get it.. what is "evergreen"?

rodfather
02-10-2005, 08:38 AM
I don't get it.. what is "evergreen"?

Continual, automatically renews itself every year unless attachements/changes are made...

Lawn-Scapes
02-10-2005, 10:56 AM
oh.... :)

Expo???

rodfather
02-10-2005, 10:58 AM
oh.... :)

Expo???

Thursday, March 3rd at the Meadowlands Convention Center. Great show!

Lawn-Scapes
02-10-2005, 11:05 AM
......... I just saw your other reply with the date. Thanks


So no advanced tickets are necessary? How many days is it? Going every day? Is there some sort of plan in place to meet?

rodfather
02-10-2005, 11:08 AM
......... I just saw your other reply with the date. Thanks


So no advanced tickets are necessary? How many days is it? Going every day? Is there some sort of plan in place to meet?

Tom, pay at the door ($18 I think), 1 day only, can meet at open lunch/table area. Paul Aponte will be with me too.

rodfather
02-10-2005, 11:09 AM
If I hear anything more from my Ferris Distributor people, I will pass it on...Meadowlands Exposition Center, Plaza Drive, Secaucus

Lawn-Scapes
02-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Tom, pay at the door ($18 I think), 1 day only, can meet at open lunch/table area. Paul Aponte will be with me too.

Well... that makes 2 fellas I can look forward to meeting. I could also meet you aong the way, as I would be traveling 78 anyway. Breakfast maybe?

Premo Services
02-15-2005, 08:24 PM
we auto renew all of ours.
they are still bound by the same contract.

How do you put the wording for the auto renew part.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

specialtylc
02-15-2005, 09:07 PM
I have 90% of our contracts signed and sealed in october.

Turfcutters Plus
02-15-2005, 11:08 PM
what are contracts?I'm glad i don't need them. :dizzy:

specialtylc
02-15-2005, 11:46 PM
what are contracts?I'm glad i don't need them. :dizzy:
Yea, I bet you only do residentials.

Turfcutters Plus
02-16-2005, 12:04 AM
90%res.10%comm.Commercial owners are the cheapest s.o.b.s.I make more $ mowing res.accounts.I have a tight route,and getting tigher each year. :cool2: