How do you make that initial contact to make a commercial bid?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by l3randonf, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. l3randonf

    l3randonf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    For example, let's say there is a church orgas station or a McDonald's that you want to bid on. Who do you talk to in order to even place your bid at a place like a church?

    For restaurants or gas stations, do you go on their websites or call their phone numbers and ask for corporate contact information?

    In my town there is also a Home Owners Association for a newly built sub division. Each homeowner pays 1200 a year! Some of that money goes to a fund that pays for every homeowner to have their yard mowed for them every week. How would I go about contacting them too?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    know somebody that knows somebody.
  3. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    It's all in who you know. Occasionally someone will contact you or see you on a job and drop by. Mostly who you know, It's all about connections.
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  4. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    Walk into company XYZ and say " Hi! My name is __________ with (company)PDQ and was wondering who I would talk to about your grounds maintenance.

    After that, either schedule an appointment with that person. If nothing was gained, send a Thank You note. They will call you eventually.


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