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How do Commerical Accounts Work?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zz4guy, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I've been through a year now of small to medium residential accounts. Their mowing frequency varies. Some want it every 10 days, every 14 days or every 7 days.

    I'm wondering what I should quote new commercial accounts at? 7 days? Or does it vary depending on the customer? I'll be going after the small - medium sized commercial accounts. Also what do they expect for billing? Every month?

    Any other tips for quoting getting commercial business? What do commercial customers look for in a lawn service? Thanks!
  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Commercial clients are going to expect the "full package" which should include: weekly lawn maintenance, pruning shrubs, weed control, fertilization, sprinkler system startup shutdown repairs & adjustments. Other items may include flowers, mulch & snow removal.

    They are also going to expect you to be licensed, insured & a certified applicator if your treating weeds, insects & lawn diseases.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Depends really though...'commercial' could mean a $1 mil+ account or the gas station down the street.

    A lot of them will tell you what they want done yearly.

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