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Old 12-20-2009, 04:15 PM
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for the large part in my area, comercial bids (business,condos etc.)
are only accepted for complete services - including mowing, treaments, mulch,
s + f cleanup, although often am now seeing winter services seperated.

over the years i have mostly only gotten comercial accts from either being subbed
by a landscape contractor, or just reffered by the contractor.

true full service landscape companies are nearly extinct around me
(although- in the recent downturned economy in my area, ive seen a couple
trying to go back to being full svc)

i would apreciate a few tips on angles of soliciting some desired commercial
accts- cold (without inside contacts) /very small scale

thanks
Josh
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:06 PM
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yeah , contacts will be made to ask if they will entertain the bid. sorry, i did not think of to tell you, assumed i guess
OK, That's how I do it. Commercial props are hard to bid without knowing what they want ahead of times. I run into many that have quirks & others properties that are bidded together, or they want more/less apps than the norm.

I've always found that just figuring out WHO to talk to is the hardest thing of all!
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:06 PM
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Sorry this Question is not in line I have only 1 com property do you charge less for them than you do residential lawns in a similar size
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:56 PM
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Sorry this Question is not in line I have only 1 com property do you charge less for them than you do residential lawns in a similar size
Charles Cue
The only time that I reduce the price for commercial props is when it is very large or easy to do!

Otherwise I use the same pricing!

Ohhhh yeah!

When are you guys going to start marketing or trying to get this work?

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:27 PM
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The only time that I reduce the price for commercial props is when it is very large or easy to do!

Otherwise I use the same pricing!

Ohhhh yeah!

When are you guys going to start marketing or trying to get this work?
Thanks RC I wont start till feb people to me just seem interested to early
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:55 PM
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One fella got me 12 properties (he works for a property managment group) that totaled over $2200/yr...and needless to say that he is getting his lawn done for free. He is one of my smaller lawns...so that was a cheap way to pick up some business!
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That doesnt sound like a very good deal to me. $2200 divided by 12 = $183/customer and say you just cut 35 times per year that is about $5.22 per cut.

UNLESS you meant to say 12 properties that totaled over $2,200/year EACH.
That sounds more like it that would be about $62 per cut on 35 cuts. For a total of $26,400 for the year.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:16 PM
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That doesnt sound like a very good deal to me. $2200 divided by 12 = $183/customer and say you just cut 35 times per year that is about $5.22 per cut.

UNLESS you meant to say 12 properties that totaled over $2,200/year EACH.
That sounds more like it that would be about $62 per cut on 35 cuts. For a total of $26,400 for the year.


If you read this thread...you will see that I don't cut!

This is for 4 applications/property ONLY!
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:20 PM
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That doesnt sound like a very good deal to me. $2200 divided by 12 = $183/customer and say you just cut 35 times per year that is about $5.22 per cut.

UNLESS you meant to say 12 properties that totaled over $2,200/year EACH.
That sounds more like it that would be about $62 per cut on 35 cuts. For a total of $26,400 for the year.
You didnt read the hole post RC does not cut lawns this is lawn care apps
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:37 PM
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you cut your own lawn though right rcreech???what do you use?
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:14 PM
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you cut your own lawn though right rcreech???what do you use?
I used to sub out my lawn becasue I could get it done cheaper then doing it myself.

Good friend in the mowing business mowed my 3 acres for $65.

Then my Dad and I broke down and got a mower together.

I have a Lesco 60" now.

Should have let him keep doing it!!!!!
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