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Old 09-15-2011, 10:20 PM
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congrats amen send some mojo to tampa fall is around the corner and the scary winters for florida boys
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:21 AM
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Good deal, I'm really happy for you. I know you have been pushing for this for quite a while. I know you will do a great job for them. Just remember to throw your perceptions about $$ out the window. if you would typically replace a dead/struggling plant with a 5-g plant quote them a 15-g chances are good they will do it. Get the best quality flowers and plant that you can find.

You are right they all know each other but they don't always refer. Not sure why just seems to be how it is. The people who also work there pool guy, personal assistant, groomer, auto detail-er they will refer you if you can develop relationships with them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:26 AM
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Good deal, I'm really happy for you. I know you have been pushing for this for quite a while. I know you will do a great job for them. Just remember to throw your perceptions about $$ out the window. if you would typically replace a dead/struggling plant with a 5-g plant quote them a 15-g chances are good they will do it. Get the best quality flowers and plant that you can find.

You are right they all know each other but they don't always refer. Not sure why just seems to be how it is. The people who also work there pool guy, personal assistant, groomer, auto detail-er they will refer you if you can develop relationships with them.
Thanks AZ

Yes, I have been anxious to get into this market, and by the grace of God, I now have the opportunity. Getting the 1st one is the hardest part, it seems like the rest is easier and easier as you acquire more and more people are aware that you exist. Not sure about your neck of the woods, but a lot of companies that do the high-end stuff don't do that great of a job. Some have really nice showcase work, and others do shoddy work.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:35 AM
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Awsome bro. You been after these folks for years. Thats great man.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:59 AM
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I guess that conversation with the office assistant went well
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:16 AM
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What a nice feeling when you land these jobs. This to is the model my business follows.

At the start of this season, I had one high end account. Now the neighbor to that account has hired us when his new 25k sq ft house is done. Also, one of my plow accounts that I've been trying to turn full service, informed me yesterday that they would like me to take over their maintenance starting next spring. Things are starting to look good!!

I figure if I can find 8 of these accounts, I will be happy.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:07 AM
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I guess that conversation with the office assistant went well
It did! Thanks everyone for the congratulatory wishes.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:07 AM
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congrat diamond! hard work does pay off!
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:57 AM
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:16 PM
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Congratulations. But just remember to remind these people that you will fire them long before they fire you. I have seen the catastrophe caused by homeowners thinking that they own the landscape professional. Been there, done that, and that is why I am self employed.
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