search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 03-03-2008, 09:01 PM
tsmith72 tsmith72 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 14
Old Commercial References

I have been in landscaping for 10 years. I sat out the past 2 years to embark on new endeavors (real estate). Unfortunately, that wasnít a good venture. Iím now back into the landscaping business and trying to contract commercial clients. However, Iím running into the dilemma of providing references that will help validate my experience and customer service provided. Prior to my leaving the business I had several commercial clients such as Golden Corral, Good Year Commercial Tire, and some apartment complexes. Since my absence, these companies have switched management or are under new ownership. My question is how I go about acquiring commercial clients without my previous references or without directly/indirectly knowing someone who ďoverseesĒ the business????
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 09:27 PM
Jpocket's Avatar
Jpocket Jpocket is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,274
I would say just present yourself like a million bucks, talk the talk, and walk the walk.

Show them some old Contracts or Invoices or whatever to prove that you used to service the property. If thats not acceptable, you'll just have to treat it like its a totally new property.

Chevy trucks, Exmark Lazers, enclosed trailers.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 09:38 PM
mowerbrad's Avatar
mowerbrad mowerbrad is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan
Posts: 6,273
Just go in there and get the job just like you did the first time. Make sure to dress appropriately. If you have company apparell, wear it, it will make you look that much more professional. These big commercial companies are looking for services that are professional and reliable. Good Luck!!!
'07 Chevy 2500HD
2010 John Deere Z925A 54" MOD
2011 John Deere Quik Trak 647A
John Deere walkbehind
81"x18' trailer
Stihl handhelds
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 PM.

Page generated in 0.06308 seconds with 8 queries