Terrible stripes and big accounts?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bmxerss, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. bmxerss

    bmxerss LawnSite Member
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    I go to this very hospital complex that has a very nice gym, and normally when you have a very nice and modern hospital you would want top notch ground managment. So i walk out of the gym and notice strips... bad stripes. picture a drunk man on a walk behind thats going way too fast, yes, they were that bad. lol. That made me wonder how can guys keep big accounts like this?
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    They might be doing it in-house. Usually a hospital has a pretty good sized maintenance staff.
     
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Well I would imagine that most companies have higher quality standards than that company, and that the company you saw may be in over their head. When I or another company gets a big property, you have to quote it for the time it would take you to do it nicely, not how fast you can cut the grass and haul a$$ out of there... Some companies dont care aslong as the check comes in the mail each month
     
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    I think Darryl has it right, I would bet they have their own grounds managment department. That's how most of the hospitals around here do it anyway.
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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I didnt think about that... Thats much more likely
     

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