Just landed a big one

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. djlawncare

    djlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    congrats amen send some mojo to tampa fall is around the corner and the scary winters for florida boys
  2. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Good deal, I'm really happy for you. I know you have been pushing for this for quite a while. I know you will do a great job for them. Just remember to throw your perceptions about $$ out the window. if you would typically replace a dead/struggling plant with a 5-g plant quote them a 15-g chances are good they will do it. Get the best quality flowers and plant that you can find.

    You are right they all know each other but they don't always refer. Not sure why just seems to be how it is. The people who also work there pool guy, personal assistant, groomer, auto detail-er they will refer you if you can develop relationships with them.
  3. Thanks AZ

    Yes, I have been anxious to get into this market, and by the grace of God, I now have the opportunity. Getting the 1st one is the hardest part, it seems like the rest is easier and easier as you acquire more and more people are aware that you exist. Not sure about your neck of the woods, but a lot of companies that do the high-end stuff don't do that great of a job. Some have really nice showcase work, and others do shoddy work.
  4. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Awsome bro. You been after these folks for years. Thats great man.
  5. Plantculture

    Plantculture LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I guess that conversation with the office assistant went well :)
  6. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    What a nice feeling when you land these jobs. This to is the model my business follows.

    At the start of this season, I had one high end account. Now the neighbor to that account has hired us when his new 25k sq ft house is done. Also, one of my plow accounts that I've been trying to turn full service, informed me yesterday that they would like me to take over their maintenance starting next spring. Things are starting to look good!!

    I figure if I can find 8 of these accounts, I will be happy.
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  7. It did! Thanks everyone for the congratulatory wishes.
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  8. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    congrat diamond! hard work does pay off!
  9. Thanks bill!
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  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,132

    Congratulations. But just remember to remind these people that you will fire them long before they fire you. I have seen the catastrophe caused by homeowners thinking that they own the landscape professional. Been there, done that, and that is why I am self employed.

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