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How to approach the big Wigs.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by juanisthebigdog, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. juanisthebigdog

    juanisthebigdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I was wondering how do you go about contacting the big stores to see if they need anybody to do there landscaping. For ex. wal-mart,home-depot,grocery stores, banks etc. I know that most of them already have somebody taking care of there work. But it would not hurt to ask.
  2. JustMowIt

    JustMowIt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    Usually just call the main branch & ask who is charge of landscape maintenance. It usually takes 2-3 call transfers or other numbers to call to track down the right person. Most companies are on 1-2 year contracts, and can tell you when the next time they are taking bids. Keep the contact number & mark it on your calendar to call back at the appropriate time!

    FYI- Pray that whoever makes the landscape decision is not "in bed" with a landscape contractor (i.e. their husband, friend, acquaintance ,etc.)

  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    true, this could kill you. if they are "in bed" then the price is already going to be dirt cheap, and when you finally submit a reasonable bid, its going to look astronomical compared the pennies they are paying now.
  4. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Bribe :angel: the property manager(my accounts cannot be underbid, they dont even look). They buy me, Not my service. :drinkup: And U must have all the big toys to impress em and great service. Oh ya, Planet landscaping LLC is so not dirtcheap.
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I guess you could say I am in bed with the person who does our spraying, fertilizing, clean ups and special ground work. I do it for my day job. We have an acre at our Plant and 3 at our Sales Office. One of the owners daughter's cuts the grass my wife and I do everything else. We get quotes from Weedman and other local companies and they go straight to my desk.

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