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Complete property maintenance?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by OutdoorExtras, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I'm just getting back into lawn care after trying another business for a few years (Could not stand being inside all day:) ). Does anyone think there is a market for a complete property services company? What I mean is would small/mediumsized commercial accounts be interested in having one company handle the mowing, snow removal, window washing, office cleaning, parking lot sweeping, etc. I have experience in just about every aspect of these services and was thinking that much of the equipment requirements overlap and the services could be combined at times. I could also keep a list of dependable contractors such as electricians, plumbers, etc. to subcontract if the work was beyond my experience level. Any thoughts?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    You may want to advertise as just saying complete property maintenance as you don't want to make yourself sound like the handyman of the neighborhood. Like, i wouldn't put on my list of services, mowing, mulching, window washing, etc. stick with one thing for that, if that makes any sense at all!!
  3. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    No that definitely makes sense, I would not want to come off as a "jack of all trades" type of service. I used to do a lot of work for small apartment complexes and offices and they were always asking if I knew someone who did this or that. A lot of the owners were just too busy to spend time calling around and getting estimates, that's why I was thinking that a service to handle (either in house of subcontracted) all the the day to day property maintenance issues may have an edge.

    CURBAPPEAL NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    if you have capital to buy quality equipment for each service offered then go for it. But, I started with three services Lawn Care, Pressure Washing and Painting which was ok but had to settle for alot of non-commercial equipment in order to get the things i needed for three services. I wish I would have used my money to start one service with quality commercial equipment and then build the othe services onto it with the same. Offering more services did help a some but, Lawncare is more in demand here in my neighborhood.
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Those types of services are very popular here not only for commercial but for estate homes as well.
  6. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Seems to me you could advertise as Property Management. Just sub out what you can not do, don't want to do, or don't have time to do.

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