A Nice Little Surprise Phone Call....Bid.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MMLawn, May 3, 2006.

  1. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Back in November, I along with 4 other larger companies that are mainly commercial only service companies were contacted and ask to bid a very large commercial property. Of course the "big" three, Brickman, Tru-Green and Budd were among the 5 companies, then mine and another larger privately held local company. Well, the bid was awarded to one of the "large" public companies named above of course.

    Well, yesterday the client calls me and ask if my bid is still good. Of course I say yes and they ask for a meeting. We meet today and I learn that they are very unhappy with "old big-boy and the quality of their work" and ask if I will sign a three year deal with them. I do.....

    My bid that I agreed to still honor? $180,000.00 a Year........ :cool2:
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    you should have added on the 5% re-application fee! that's $9K
     
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dammmm 180k , whats the property like?
     
  4. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That a boy Mike! Now you just have to prove to them that the smaller companys can out perform the "Big Dogs" any day. Strive for quality and the $$ will come.
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Whoa Thats Big Money!!!!
     
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Nice........
     
  7. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    From one windfall to another...Someone up there indeed likes you Mike. A hearty congratulations is in order!!!:clapping: :weightlifter: :usflag:
     
  8. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
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    Geesh ...do you cook em dinner too?
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: Well
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    That IS great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so happy for you!
     
  10. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 448


    I can only assume that your reputation precedes yourself, and they know you'll not let them down.

    Congrats!! :drinkup: :drinkup:
     

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