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How to bid commercial jobs?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by pineymountain, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. pineymountain

    pineymountain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Do you just drop off a proposal? Should you ask permission first or just do it and give it to them?

    When do contracts usually run? I am assuming any and all times.
     
  2. White Oak

    White Oak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    if you have to ask how to put a bid in for a commercial account. You might need to learn the industry more. Commercial is not for everybody, most of the times you have to have contacts.
     
  3. pineymountain

    pineymountain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    That's very possible, but I'm talking small scale accounts; a gas station, small business, etc. Not apartment complex size accounts.
     
  4. White Oak

    White Oak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    in that case, go inside of the establishment and ask to speak with the owner/manager. They are the ones to help you. Make sure your dressed for the part. They might have you give them an estimate instead of a bid. You would treat this just like you would a residential. if they want a bid, write one up (do you know how to do that?) submit it. if they dont contact you back after the bid is submitted, that usually means you got underbid.
     

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