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Acquiring Large Bids

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brentcausey, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. brentcausey

    brentcausey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    How do y'all find out about open bids in your area? I hear alot through word of mouth but is there a better way to hear about large apartment complexes, businesses, etc. ?

    Thanks, Brent
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Through word of mouth is one, also I watch the classified's in the paper, that has landed 3 big contracts. And finally, I will call the company or gov. agency and find out when they are doing it next.
  3. dutchhook

    dutchhook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    go to the local supermarket and look for the rent magazines they have at the exits. It might be something like rent 411, or ForRent magazine.
    They're not bids, but you'll get a site, address and phone number to call, or better yet, drop off a brochure to the property manager and it's easy.

    Best of Luck@!

    Steve Hoogenakker

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I was just calling property management companies today...some put me on their mailing list for future bids, and others told me to send or fax them information. Just print out a list of property management companies from superpages.com, yellowbook.com.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Great timeing.......

    I have been all day putting togather my co. info....

    last season, and frome time to time I just walk in to places and ask...

    when do you accept bids on lawn care.....

    they give me the time and the info on who I send the bid too...

    so far I have landed 4 this way.....totaling 40,000.00

    not bad for a country boy........
  6. brentcausey

    brentcausey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Yeah - I was thinking about calling some local hotels and businesses. Thanks for the input.

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