National/ Local Banks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bulhead19, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. bulhead19

    bulhead19 LawnSite Member
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    Hey fellas. Just planning and starting to submit bids for the upcoming season. I have done a variety of commercial properties from burger joints churches government to office buildings. I always wanted to get into doing banks like M&T and Chase because there are usually several in the area to bid on for a package price. My question is have any of you guys done work or currently still work for any of them? Are all banks managed by those thieving management companies like wally and lowes? I'm just curious how they pay and if they pay well and what an average sized one goes for in terms of grass, snow and salt pricing. I appreciate all input.Thanks guys
     
  2. bulhead19

    bulhead19 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any experience with national banks..?
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Brickman has PNC and bbt they sub then out. At least in my area
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  4. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I worked for several banks over my years, still work for one as of today but I thinks its going to change.

    The basic concept of the banking system is there not open for business to be mowing anyone's lawn. There focuses is make money on interest loaned on property NOT spend money on property. The sad part is many times they are stuck in the middle and have to do the right thing and get the lawn mowed. Believe me when I say the banks ultimate goal is get any foreclosed/re-pro property off there books, And faster the better.
    The guy that cut there lawn can be a fine upstanding business man, but the bank only sees the lawn guy that is eating more into the losses they are involved with.

    Ok I may be painting a horrible picture of Banks. This nitch market is slowly changing witch is good I guess. The forecloses are down a little bit and the economy is not as bad as it was. So property is not siting on the books as long as it was just 2 or 3 years ago. Lets just say this nitch market now has to much turnover for me to put much hope for my future.
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think hes talking about the actually bank buildings, not foreclosures.

    But Thats still good advice
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  6. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    OOP thanks Whiffy;

    Now that's a horse of a different color.
     
  7. bulhead19

    bulhead19 LawnSite Member
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    I'm referring to banks as in the branch locations.
     

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