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Gift basket for big job...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by exmarklover, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. exmarklover

    exmarklover LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 44

    So I got a contract for a large factory. After my first cut I am sending them a $100 gift basket. Has anyone out there done this? I thought it might get me on there good side so they have no thoughts of not going with me again in the future when some low baller comes in (my great lawn care aside) . Or maybe give them the gift basket at the end of the year to say thanks and that would be a little more fresh in their minds. Will this set me appart from alot of great lawn care profesionals around here? Or what are you guys doing (other than a good job).
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    wait..a Thank You for choosing________Lawn Care card is sufficient for now...don't look to hungry or too overly grateful, they may think something is awry.End of the season / contract negs. isn't a bad time to brownnose a little..<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/3/3_4_16.gif' border=0></a>..especially if it's a large contract
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Last season I picked up a decent size condo complex and I put together a nice flower planter and left it at the guys front door who gave me the job.It cost me about $25.00 total and I think it is well worth it.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Who specifically are you giving the gift basket to btw?
  5. exmarklover

    exmarklover LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 44

    The gift would be for the company as a hole.
  6. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I agree with impactlandscaping, a nice thank you card is just fine. Let you service say the thank you. The company are looking for great work not gifts.
  7. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 308

    I can hear those in the office now, My stomach is killing me. I think it was something in that Gift Basket. Who is it from?????????????

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