Bid response time...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jajwrigh, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Do any of you find that some commercial locations wait until the last minute to inform you if they accept your bid or not? Or is feedback usually prompt if they want your services this season?
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I have many customers that sign contracts in october. And I have had some that wait until 2 weeks into the mowing season to give us the go ahead. I hate those that wait.
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Thats what I figured....I am fairly confident on a few of my bids and I am getting a little impatient. Things are just begginning to green up around here so it won't be long.
  4. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 242

    are you the one who was telling me to be patient two weeks ago????LOL! Hope all is well for you Jason. Don't worry be happy, it is only goning to get better in Indy!!!
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    me too, it;s been 1 week.

  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    When large accounts come to me at the last minute, I decline them. I can't jump through hoops at the spur of the moment, I have to plan my business out just like theirs
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    We need more like you tiedman then maybe some of these cooperations would realize we run business also. Now if there willing to double the money I could probably re adjust my schedule.:angel:

  8. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    I do the same thing...But I am content with my residentials, an dont really want to pick up any commercials....I have alot of high end residentials, an I really prefer them to commercials, Its a a little more personable.

    Plus the fact that I have been underbid relentlessly...I just dont even bother.....

    Commercials are looking for the cheapest price, an for a few years now I haven't even come close. So I dont waste my time anymore........
  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Im glad there are lots of Companies with your attitude out in the business world. Someone needs to do all those residential customers.

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