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Doing work for large chain businesses

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by pooter, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. pooter

    pooter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Does anyone know the best way to get a foot in the door doing seal coating for large companies, for example K Mart, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, ect.? I been researching it online and haven't really learned much about it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. salopez

    salopez LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    one way is to get in with a property manager for the company that owes the land the store is on. or find a large local/regional retail company and get in with them...then use that connection.
  3. BIGBOY2008

    BIGBOY2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Buddy up to all the local store managers and stay in close contact with them.
    Sooner or later one of them will move up into a regional managers position and that might be your entry point into doing the parking lots for all the area stores.
  4. sealcutter

    sealcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 255

    I know most of the big stores will get with a supplier Like Sealmaster or Nira, and cut a deal. From that point they will get a price from one of the manufactures largest user of their products to aplly it like Macadam or Unitex. Sometimes you need to be certified to some of the material down, you can't even buy the stuff the put on some lots. Some of these jobs need to squeegee first coat and spray second coat. I watched that co. Macadam do a mall lot over the summer they had some equipment show up 2 squeegee machines and 4 tri ax. spray trucks. What would of taken my crew a week to do, was done in 6 hrs with the second coat.
  5. pooter

    pooter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    wow thanks for the info. I didn't know how it really worked

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