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New Commercial Accts

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by rcreech, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    for the large part in my area, comercial bids (business,condos etc.)
    are only accepted for complete services - including mowing, treaments, mulch,
    s + f cleanup, although often am now seeing winter services seperated.

    over the years i have mostly only gotten comercial accts from either being subbed
    by a landscape contractor, or just reffered by the contractor.

    true full service landscape companies are nearly extinct around me
    (although- in the recent downturned economy in my area, ive seen a couple
    trying to go back to being full svc)

    i would apreciate a few tips on angles of soliciting some desired commercial
    accts- cold (without inside contacts) /very small scale


    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    OK, That's how I do it. Commercial props are hard to bid without knowing what they want ahead of times. I run into many that have quirks & others properties that are bidded together, or they want more/less apps than the norm.

    I've always found that just figuring out WHO to talk to is the hardest thing of all!

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Sorry this Question is not in line I have only 1 com property do you charge less for them than you do residential lawns in a similar size
    Charles Cue
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    The only time that I reduce the price for commercial props is when it is very large or easy to do!

    Otherwise I use the same pricing!

    Ohhhh yeah!

    When are you guys going to start marketing or trying to get this work?
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Thanks RC I wont start till feb people to me just seem interested to early
    Charles Cue
  6. DKJLawnCare

    DKJLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    That doesnt sound like a very good deal to me. $2200 divided by 12 = $183/customer and say you just cut 35 times per year that is about $5.22 per cut.

    UNLESS you meant to say 12 properties that totaled over $2,200/year EACH.
    That sounds more like it that would be about $62 per cut on 35 cuts. For a total of $26,400 for the year.
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    If you read this thread...you will see that I don't cut!

    This is for 4 applications/property ONLY!

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    You didnt read the hole post RC does not cut lawns this is lawn care apps
    Charles Cue
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    you cut your own lawn though right rcreech???what do you use?
  10. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    I used to sub out my lawn becasue I could get it done cheaper then doing it myself.

    Good friend in the mowing business mowed my 3 acres for $65. :dizzy:

    Then my Dad and I broke down and got a mower together.

    I have a Lesco 60" now.

    Should have let him keep doing it!!!!!

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