Hospital bidding

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Schrock Lawns, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,492

    There is a reason why companies only allow bidding by LCOs that already have the men and equipment before they bid. It cuts down on every jackwagon with a mower and a dream wasting their time. Ill call bs on anybody that says they were handed a large contract and then had to screw together a company on a moments notice.
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  2. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    It may happen, but probably rarely & without success. When I got laid off from lawncare winter '99, I went to work for my cousin painting commercial/retail. He had bid a 100,000 sq ft Lowe's going up in our town & lied about equip & employees. He had 1 employee & 2 small comercial sprayers. Biggest thing he had painted before that was 30,000sq ft Staples. He got my brother, an uncle, myself & purchased more equip on Sherwin Williams acct. The only reason he was successful was the construction company cut him regular monthly checks & even at that we had to wait a couple times to get our whole paychecks. If he had to wait 90 days to get paid the business would have failed before the job was complete! We endend up painting Lowe's for 12 yrs & the painting company went out of business 1yr after my brother & I quit. My cousin was semi retired about 1yr after the first Lowe's at age 26 & didn't want to go back on the road fulltime painting at age 37. The crew of 3 that he had remaining was not that efficent & he was losing money. He didn't want to go out on the road to babysit.
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  3. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Shrock, not trying to bash, but you have no idea what it takes to run a business. Your dad bought all the mowers and everything, you just run them. The companies who mow the hospitals, have been doing it for a very long time and have to man power to make a profit and get the jobs done like stated before. I don't run a business and neither do you. In fact I haven't read a single 18- kid on here actually paying taxes and running a business. Me being one of them. I mow to pay my bills each month and have some spending money for myself.

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