1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dsaldivar, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. dsaldivar

    dsaldivar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been asked back for an interview on a commercial account I'm bidding on. The commercial account is a housing community with 52 units and the committee (4 ) wants to have an interview with me.

    Has anyone here gone through this type of process with a committee?

    Can you share with me what type of questions they might ask.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

  2. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    We have extensive experience with these committee type interviews. Unforunately, NO, I will not share.
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    don't change your price.dress real nice.don't ware your work clothes.talk like you have a brain.bring in your biz info lic,insure,refs,how many years you have being a landscaper.how many people you have working under you.equipment info helps sometimes.put them on the top of your list because they may ask you to perform the work on a certain day and time of the week.
    just basic things they wanna know.they wanna make sure you don't do things half @****.also they want to make sure you or your workers don't have records jail time.

    i have a set of condos and they want it done every friday and i can't start until after 9 AM and i have to finish by 6 PM.also if it burns up real bad they have me come every other week until september which stinks.if i rip up the grass with the mowers i have to replace the damage.i have to replace anything i damage.they also don't want the grass done like speed racer.

    it took me 2 years to get this place because they want someone with a minimum of 5 years in the landscaping trade.

    just be yourself and you should be fine.

    not all of these places are the same.some ask crazy stuff and some are just laid back
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    ...then exactly why did you bother to post anything. You could at least help him via email if you don't want it on the open forum. The above statement was a waste of time and space. :dizzy:
  5. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    I hear you Hoss.

    That was about the most ignorant thing ive read on here.

    Unless, of couse, it was a late april fools joke. If not, highly stupid!
  6. Doh!

    Doh! LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Make sure you ask them why they are switching companies. With that many units it will be hard to please everyone there, but you need to address the concerns that the committee has, since they are the decision makers. They are probably interested in addressing particular concerns, like " the last company left ruts" or " they weren't on a fixed schedule".
    With 52 units worth of buying power, I wouldn't come down on your price, Really, they should plan on spending more than they did last year since if they are switching for quality reasons.
  7. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Both an April Fools that I forgot to return to AND a stupid waste of time and space.

  8. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    Hoss I'm with you.

    Everyone needs to read that post and if/when Totalcare asks a question everyone needs to reply with a statment like his/hers.
  9. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    I repeat....

    I T W A S A N A P R I L F O O L S.
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    id suggest u go in looking like u know how to do things right. u are offering a service for a price. know what u have to offer ,and what u will or wont do.be positive and upbeat ,and look people in the eye when discussing things.
    just another day ,and another acct.
    good luck.

Share This Page