Wanting to go more commercial!?!?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Xcellent Lawn, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Xcellent Lawn

    Xcellent Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have been cutting lawns for 8 yrs now and do mostly residential work. How do I go about getting into more commercial work? More apartments and such.. Any suggestions
     
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Start knocking on doors just like you did to get the res. accounts. You will need to start with the smaller businesses to begin with.
     
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Commercial is the go, but still need some quality residentials.

    Just talk to the manager of the commercial places, he can help you. Best to check out the prop. first so when you talk to him it shows you have genuine interest. Try to get a personal meeting with him/her too after the phone call, they usually say likes and dislikes of their current guy.
     
  4. Xcellent Lawn

    Xcellent Lawn LawnSite Member
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    With out the knowledge of estimateing the bigger jobs...How do I go about that...? Are church's good to get in to?

    Thanks
     
  5. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Like I said you need to start with the smaller ones first and work your way up. If you have no track record of commercial properties you will find it tough to get the larger accounts.
     

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