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Commercial Mowing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by hoylebros, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    I am looking to get into the commercial side of mowing this year. The thing is I guess is that I don't know where to start. Like with restaurants, hotels, apartments, do you just go in and simply ask? Have you guys had success doing this? Thanks for any input!
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    If you don’t know anything about mowing professionally I recommend only mowing residential. You normally only have 1 shot to show people you are good at what you do. Since there is thousands of residential needing someone to mow you won’t hurt yourself to bad if you tick someone off….on the other hand there are only so many commercial properties. Loosing one of those it will be hard to replace
  3. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    Well there was a time that everybody on this site didn't know anything about mowing "professionally", and I am just asking ways to get a foot in the door so I can place a bid. I am willing to do whatever, just looking for suggestions. Thanks.
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    walk and inside, and ask how you can place a bid.

    i do it all the time.
  5. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    You are right and…..9 out of 10 of us that have a successful lawn service worked for someone else, went to collage for this, or both.

    I am not putting you down at all so please don’t think that….i am simply saying a business is not something to rush into without knowing what you are doing
  6. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    You have to walk in, be persistent. and did I mention, be persistent?!!! I have accounts that took me 1-2 yrs. to get and I did a ton of leg work to get them. I have one now that's not even built yet but I was the first to drop off my info. and that's what it takes. They don't come to you.
  7. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    Thanks for the input guys. Thats what I am planning to start doing in the upcoming weeks. Wish me luck!

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