How do you Find Commercial Accounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Wondering how I go about finding commercial lawn service bids. thanks :confused:
  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Start knocking on doors and making phone calls and be insured. :weightlifter:
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    gotta be more to it than that.

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    There isnt
  5. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590


    Its even harder for me to get in some where power washing . . . its always we have a guy or its handled at the main office yet no one knows where that main office is lol
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Vist the account that ouwant In person...forget about the phone calls...Make sur your truck Is washed...ware a shirt with your company logo on It...If you don't have one get some:hammerhead:...have some well made biz cards...If you have your trailer looking good bring taht with you...make sure Its clean...mowers too:weightlifter:...wash your hands and comb your hair...lookk like a baggy T-Shirts...relax and walk right Into the front office with your biz card ready on hand...Introduce yourself to the nice lady at the front desk and present her with your card(maybe a date will be the out come lol) Ask to speak to the manager...If he's busy ask the nice lady at the desk if she would forward your card to the manager..and don't flirt with her...just tell her to have a fine day...There ya go easy as pie...If you want work present yourself well and go get em

  7. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    that to me is considered a type of "cold calling" .. . sorry i guess i should have been more clear

    As far as just leaving the business card and walking away . . i never do that. . .(well i mean unless you have to) but i like call first and just set up an appointment that way YOU KNOW you get to talk to the man in charge
  8. S.A.L.

    S.A.L. LawnSite Member
    from NOLA
    Messages: 226

    All of the commercial accounts are already taken, dude!
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    go in and say i will cut it 5 dollar cheaper you will have them easily.
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    thats the truth on 99% of them

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