Lawn care at car dealerships

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJK, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone do work at dealerships? If so who did you contact to get the job? Thanks.
  2. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    Bump anyone?
  3. the guy that washes the cars.
  4. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 356

    What you knew they guy, and he referred you to who so you could bid on the job?
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    probably the owner. theyre usually always there.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    Why would any one want to?
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I do 3 of them.

    I want to, because they pay good money, plus they're usually lit up 24 / 7, with no residentials around them, so if I'm behind, I can mow until 2 am if need be to get caught up on stuff that isn't lit up.

    I contact the owner (if franchise / owner operator) or the dealership's general manager.

    Just go in and talk to the main receptionist. Ask to speak with who's in charge of accepting bids for lawn maintenance.

    Even if they say they have their own guys already doing it, tell them that you believe you can provide a better service and have a better looking property, thereby increasing their sales.

    They're sales people, you'd better be a sales person as well.
  8. Drivefaster35

    Drivefaster35 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 367

    I take care of a few dealerships in this area, what LwnmwrMan22 is exactly right and its one of those you either know somebody which I did or you buy from them which I also do. Dealerships love to do business with people who do business with them, and also bring new business to them through refrences. It's in both of your bes intrests to make each other happy.
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Somewhat funny, but I do the local GMC dealer, Ford dealer and Chevy / Caddy dealer, and buy my trucks from Dodge. :D

    I also mow 9 banks, and bank and one that I don't mow. :D
  10. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    I use to do a very big dealership.....pain in the a$$...they had about 150 to 200 cars and only enough room on the lot for about 3/4 of them...the rest were on the turf and when I would come to service them they would have two guys move cars and trucks around the whole time I would be mowing....I did charge accordingly but it became a head ache that was two years ago and since I did it theres been about 5 other lco's that have done it and got tired of it also....I know 4 of the five and warned them but they thought it was worth untill they did it for a couple of times

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