Had a good day today...landed my biggest job yet.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was doing a 4.5 yd mulch job this morning when my phone rings and its one of the bigger hotel chains in my area and ask me to come give them a quote for lawn mowing. I got their and before i left i had the job so i was really excited. The guy said they didnt want any big company sending in different guys every week and that they would give me the oppertunity.
    Its a little under 2 acres and hardly no trimming at all,also little if any edging. I flat out asked the property manager where i needed to be and he said the last company was charging 160.00 a week so i said that would be ok but gas has gone up since then and he agreed and said lets call it 180.00...now thats what i call a good catch dont you think? Any way it made my day and my week!!
  2. flattoplawncare

    flattoplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Hey Big,
    Good for you!!
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Congrats Man!!
  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    thanks buddy and i also got a 75.00 bi weekly one today also, it will probably turn to weekly though. I did lose 2 jobs this week but they were both small 30-35 and problamatic customers so i didnt really mind losing them. Today more then made up for it.
  5. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Good job! Sounds like a fair price!
  6. flattoplawncare

    flattoplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Man i wish i could be out mowing and doing cleanups and such.
  7. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    Right on BIG!
    those last minute 'calls' are always great when they end in your favor!

    THRIFTY LawnSite Member
    from (913)
    Messages: 208

    Sounds like your on your start to a great year! How many accounts do you have set up for this year if you don't mind me asking?
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Good job! Have yourself a beer!
  10. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    good job BigW. im kinda disapointed because i havnt got a single call this year,

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