How to get commercial... please help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KcLawnServices, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. KcLawnServices

    KcLawnServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have about 35 accounts... I just wanted to know how to get in the commercial side of it....

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  2. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    The commercial market is very competitive-at least around here. Keep doing what you are doing and the commercials will become available at some point. Step up your advertising if you want to grow a little quicker.
    Good luck
  3. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Get known. Actually, I have been in business for 25 years and have a ratio of about 95% residential and 5% commercial and it is good that way!!!
    Don't think you have to have commercial accounts to make money!!
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I do only commercial accounts.

    80% of them I went door to door asking for managers / property managers / owners and got my contacts that way.

    The other 20% have come along through word of mouth over the years.

    Only 20% because I'm by far at my limit of the accounts I can handle as it is.

    Just get out there and pound the pavement.

    Advertising will not get you the accounts as fast as just stopping in and asking for a manager / owner.

    If it's a commercial place that has space for lease, give the phone number a call and tell them you're an LCO looking to place a bid on the property.

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