Make a bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by exmarklover, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. exmarklover

    exmarklover LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 44

    OK, I am new. I Just bought an ex-mark and am looking to get work at some local companies that have pretty basic lawns but I do not know how most contractors go about getting those contracts. Do I stop by and give them a bid, do I just stop by and say hi would you like a bid, or are they expected to call you. Oh, by the way I am looking only do 2 or 3 place on the weekend for some extra money. Not cheap either but fair market price. Thanks!
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    Just bought a new exmark for only 2 or 3 places? which did you buy? just stop in and ask them to answer you question.
  3. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Ask them if they are currently accepting bids for thier landscape maintenance. Most places of business will have thier bids all lined up by now or aroung the 1st of the year.
  4. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Totally unbeliveable.....
  5. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    ;) Heh heh heh...

    Maybe drop off a biz card...With a quick statement that you were in the area, an have a couple of openings if you would like a quote.
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Welcome to your competition boys!!!!!!!!
    And the hundred or so not posting with the same question.
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,542

    Just stop by and tell them your licensed to do the work, and have adequate liability insurance. That is the first thing they will ask about when they see your yellow page add, and inquire about service. do yourself a favor, forget commercial for a year or two and stick to residential.
  8. OP

    exmarklover LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 44

    I bought an exmark lazer. I live in the country and have a 2 acre lot and I wanted to buy a mower that would last a very long time, no to mentchon I love things that are made very well. I thought my wife would love it if I paid the thing off fast. I have given some thought to doing this as a full time thing, however this will give me a good Idea if I will like it or not. Thanks for some of the advice with out being condescending.:D Keep them coming I love to hear what you have to say.

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