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Good way to attract commercial clients

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigcountry01, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. bigcountry01

    bigcountry01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Anyone know? Ive been in business for 3 years now. Not doing too bad ive got about 40 full time mowing accounts.Only 3 of those are commercial though. I would like to have a lot more commercials but im just not sure how to get them. Does anyone know a good tactic?
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    not sure if it will work for you, But I talk to everyone I see,

    and my radio ad's are kicking
  3. bigcountry01

    bigcountry01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    not sure i can afford a radio ad. Sounds pretty expensive. Ive only herd one ad around here for a mowing co
  4. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    *knock knock*
    "Hi, I'm X from X Landscape & Lawn.... will you be accepting bids next seasons, if so, when can I submit them. Thanks for your time. Have a nice day."

    Very rarely will you attract a commercial property. Residential yes, but not commercial. I'm sure it happens, but it's rare.
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    Get in the right persons face, and repeat. Takes time, sometimes years.
  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    in my opinion commercials arnt worth it. I make more on residentials.
  7. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    Yeah, and this coming from experience....you can lose your shirt on a commercial account that doesn't pay or in some cases, pays late. You wont lose your shirt on a commercial who doesn't pay.....99 times outta 100 anyway.
  8. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead: Well... which are we blabbing about on here, commercial or rez..???? or all of the above...?? :rolleyes::hammerhead::dizzy:
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,137

    40 resi's? I would just stick with them, add a few more, and forget commercial. Too much pump and dump with them, no loyalty even for a superior job.

  10. bigcountry01

    bigcountry01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    ya but i need some contracts. I dont do contracts with residentials. Around here there is just to much competition. Why would they sign a 12 month contract with someone if they dont have to? I do have good customer loyalty though. Contracts would be nice to bring in money during the winter

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