Neighborhood Associations

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BeautifulBlooms, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    Anyone have any recommendations on how to contact certain neighborhood associations. I know that someone must come in contact with those people because of howmany accounts some businesses have in one single neighborhood. DO I simply have to get a job there and thena sk that customer who is in charge of their neighborhood association???

    Anyone ever had any experience with this?
     
  2. brothers lawn care

    brothers lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    thats a good ? what we are starting to do here in florida is a campaign if you will lol .. before these communities slam the door on everyone try to visit the sales office if they have one to talk directly with the insiders and drop a proposal. the other way in we are going to try and are currently working on is to get a lot and block map of the said neighborhood and check with the local tax collectors web site to get the add. of these homes and do a direct mailing to every home in the hood! we thought of 2 types 1 without prices and 1 with a special package for yearly accounts.. hope this helps .....
     
  3. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Just ask--- ask someone how the hood is managed--self or management company. They will know. Not sure about Wisconsin but NC ( and we are so behind that all others should be) has a GIS site that has all the by-laws on it. Check that out.
    Most Realtors will know about the management of the hood as they need to know that to sell it and prorate dues. Check the yellow Pages and look up property management. Some might have a sign at the entrance.
    Finding the contact person is the easy part---figuring out the cost ( 40-50 hours worth of work) is the hard part.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Chris.S

    Chris.S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    You could try your local Chamber of Commerce or city mananager.
     
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    The easiest way to get alot of business in a new hood is to get the contract for taking care of the model homes. Great Advertising as they usually let you keep a sign on the propoerty "maintained by XYZ landscape..."

    Iwould target the HOA near the shop and run ads in their newsletters Cheaper than door hangers, and once you got in to some work the neighbors will talk...It worked for me.

    Marc
     

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