Accepting New Bids/Proposals for Community HOA Ground Maintenance

Discussion in 'Employment' started by csmlawn, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Men before I would
    do that I would grow a beard wear a hat and get a fake Magnet to put on my companys name so my other customers and competition Would know it is my account
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  2. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Exactly I don't work at fastfood window taking orders I sell, my reputation is not something I can buy and business is something you run because it is your Bisiness , but some just care about the check, I d just hate to try to close 1st class account selling them best service they had ever had and see that customer 20 minutes later driving by your shiitwhole account with grass up to your neck. Great credebility. This guy is to lazy to call out of phonebook, you have to dial, wait, answer questions, maybe he is so well known that he ran out of lawn guys that would want to come(lol)
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  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
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    How do you KNOW that it NEEDS to be cut weekly?
     
  4. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any grass type you read up on will tell you aprx schedule, each crew I got mows at least 200 acres a week, I have been mowings my self for a while, so my opinion comes from more then guessing, if you read his request, he wants weed control and fertilization done too. If some one gets their account and trully delivers all services to the spec of a client want ,we both know biweekly is just not proper for grass and not fair for contractor. In fall once leafs start falling I can just imagine what turf will look like.
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  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I cringe adding to yet another hijacked thread, but OMG are you wrong in regards to this discussion. You are basing your opinion on something other than GROWING grass and being able to develope a plan SPECIFIC to a givin situation. Just because they want fert doesnt mean they want a pound at a time. Your responses are very narrow minded. I am responding as someone who developes SOLUTIONS for customers while you are someone who demands that the customer accept what you offer.....no real biggie, just understand that we are not wrong. I've maintained some of the most high profile properties in the northeast over the years. ( world headquarters of some of the largest companies in the world and currently one of the most expensive homes in the US) I can assure you that a plan can be developed for ANY situation. You do things one way.....not the only way.
     
  6. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is to funny !!
     
  7. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you please share what package you would offer for this client, and what measures would you take not to hurt your business doing this account. What if you do bid on it and it is granted , you will hold it only for one season and get booted just like all other guys, because hoa tenants complained that you didn't perform as they expected ?
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  8. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats for you to figure out..it's your business. I haven't a clue how you structure yourself. Those are the challenges of running any business. Maybe you are too small or maybe a job like that isnt right for you at this time. Any job can can be great or horrible for someone depending on where they are with their business at that moment.
     
  9. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am not in that state wouldn't even care to touch it with a 10 foot pole, accounts like that ate trouble and I asked you because you made it sound all sofisticated. Like you said I have a narrow mind thinking. In my world there is yes and there is no, black and white , so yes I do stick to my own rules. Someone who had to create I'd, login post and then respond to posts and I am talking about client is someone that is in my opinion fishy customer. But like you said you have a solutilion for every customer. I don't think he wants solutions, he wants your back, your insurance, worksmancomp, for the price of a lollypop. Someone who uses market to dingle infront of you like a carrot, is not someone I mess with.
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