Meeting with a Private School on Friday. What to Bring with me?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was contacted last week by the highschool i graduated from. The new director/principal of the school wants to have a new building landscaped and the front of the school re-landscaped. his secretary(who is my buddies mom) mentioned to me that they are possibly looking for the work to be a contract for several years. based off what she told me, it seems they may want to contract out the full turf/landscape maintenance of the school.

    Im guessing even Catholic schools are realizing its cheaper to contract out instead of paying a grounds crew.

    This is a first for me. I have bid packet i use for commercial properties, but thats used when i know exactly what scope of work im bidding.

    So im thinking of putting a Company info packet together to bring with me. Include: company overview and history, copy of my licenses & insurance, residential and commercial references.

    anything else i should include?

    i have a meeting Fri morning with director/principal.
     
  2. What you mentioned. Wear a company polo and bring a good attitude. Look everyone in the eye, speak with confidence, and ask the Lord for guidance. Good luck, you will do great.
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  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ditto that. You might also bring a calculator, 2 sharpened #2 pencils, and scratch paper. JK man good luck!
    Mike
     
  4. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would deff bring yourself. Maybe a pen.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    wonder if i should wear my lucky Salt water crocodile cowboy boots? wore them for my pesticide and arborsit test and passed on first try. lol
     
  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    HAHA. IDK about the boots. Think it is that you are just super sharp and the boots are irrelevant!
    Seriously...when bidding or making sales calls I dress up in new (or newer) dark blue jeans, a long sleeve button down, and dress shoes. The client appreciates a level of professionalism.
    Mike
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anybody else?
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  8. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wash Your truck and put that shinny crap on your tires. Gota look good when you pull up! Good Luck!
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeai definitly need to wash my truck. I wish I had a long sleeved button down shirt with my logo on it. Only have short sleeves.
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  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Forget the logo...just get a plaid long sleeve button down from academy for 15 bucks. Comfortable and look sharp!
     

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