commercial mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JTS lawn care, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. JTS lawn care

    JTS lawn care LawnSite Member
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    i was wondering how do you go about getting commercial accounts set up for mowing.
     
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    Go around or call local businesses, and ask if they are taking bids for 2003. I have found that the best way to do it.
     
  3. JTS lawn care

    JTS lawn care LawnSite Member
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    how would you go about making a price for a commercial account for mowing.
     
  4. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Click on SEARCH, type in "commercial accounts" as your key words. Then click commercial lawn care and thread titles only in the search options box. Good luck
     
  5. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 136

    I keep my per man hour rate the same for commercial and residential. I cant see giving a lower price just to get a nice commercial account. You need to figure out what you need to make per man hour (while staying competitive) and then apply it to your bid. hope this helps a little
     
  6. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I actually price my commercial accts higher for the mere fact they tend to be very slow payers.
     
  7. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 136

    Lawns and Mowers

    Thats a good point most are really slow payers, and if you call they give you a whole speech about how it has to go from their office to the corporate office across the country and then to the accounting department and so on.

    anyways how I have been doing it has worked well for the most part. I have never missed a monthly payment yet. It seems that the big (national) companys are the really slow payers. This being my experience:)
     

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