bidding LDS church properties

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jizon, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. jizon

    jizon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    does any body know anything about bidding on churches in utah? (how much, when, etc, anything that would help)
  2. myrtle12

    myrtle12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    say a short prayer and give them your price tag.
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    It should just be like bidding on any other commercial account unless it is different in your area. You would have to meet with the person incharge of hiring lawn companies for the church to get an idea of what they want done, when, how often, etc.
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Do the LDS churches pay in money or extra wives?
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,162

    If your not sporting Morman underwear thats a tough sell.
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    it doesnt matter if its a church pet store or a house each property is different so there are no exact numbers to give to everyone
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Because the church doesn't have paid clergy, things like building maintenance are taken care of by a FM or facilities management group. Most FM groups oversee 15-20 properties, churches seminary bldgs etc. Typically the FM group will take bids from 3 or 4 qualified companies. Usually the FM group contacts the companies, based on reputation. Church membership isn't really taken into consideration. The contract will go to the lowest of the 3 or 4 qualified bids.
    Most FM groups want one company to do everything property maintenance wise; Mow, sprinklers, beds, prune, snow removal etc.
  8. jizon

    jizon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering if you knew what time of year they take bids and if you have to bid each property individually or as a whole. I would really appreciate any info you know about the bidding process.
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    Wayne's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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