is this the time of season to approach new clients?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tsi guy, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. tsi guy

    tsi guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    I have stop and called a few appartment complexes to see if there where interested in a quote for the up coming season, and they said thats to far a head. try back around march or a couple of weeks before they need cut.they said most people are worried about winter and spring is to far a head. I don't think it's that far ahead, so I'm just curious when is the right time to solicite your services
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    never stop......
  3. naturesway

    naturesway LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I would send stop by and then send them something in the last few weeks in February. Think of how many people they might have told to come back in March. Always stay ahead of your compitition!
  4. naturesway

    naturesway LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Send stop, What the **** sorry. I ment stop by and send them any info about your co. in Feb.
  5. Indy Kyle

    Indy Kyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    Around these parts they accept bids anywhere from September to early March. Everyone does it different. I even found an apartment complex that starts their contract in June. Meaning they might switch LCO's in the middle of the year!!
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    everyday of every year is the time to approach potential new customers...assuming you are looking for the work.
  7. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 985

    Too early? I sent out my first 3 bids all the way back in November. Sent out 7 more last week. Looking to do the rest the first weekend in February.
  8. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    I start around the second week in Febuary
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    This is kind of a hit and miss topic....

    Some Co's "that I have submitted bids too" Only take them in Jan. then there are others like you stated they dont want to be bothered wiht this untill it's time to cut...

    So what I have learned is Like Albery's Lawn & Tractor said...... NEVER STOP

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