Meeting with a Private School on Friday. What to Bring with me?

KrayzKajun

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Harvey,LA
I was contacted last week by the highschool i graduated from. The new director/principal of the school wants to have a new building landscaped and the front of the school re-landscaped. his secretary(who is my buddies mom) mentioned to me that they are possibly looking for the work to be a contract for several years. based off what she told me, it seems they may want to contract out the full turf/landscape maintenance of the school.

Im guessing even Catholic schools are realizing its cheaper to contract out instead of paying a grounds crew.

This is a first for me. I have bid packet i use for commercial properties, but thats used when i know exactly what scope of work im bidding.

So im thinking of putting a Company info packet together to bring with me. Include: company overview and history, copy of my licenses & insurance, residential and commercial references.

anything else i should include?

i have a meeting Fri morning with director/principal.
 

Mikegyver

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Longview TX
What you mentioned. Wear a company polo and bring a good attitude. Look everyone in the eye, speak with confidence, and ask the Lord for guidance. Good luck, you will do great.
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Ditto that. You might also bring a calculator, 2 sharpened #2 pencils, and scratch paper. JK man good luck!
Mike
 

TheChiefsLawnCare

LawnSite Senior Member
I would deff bring yourself. Maybe a pen.
 
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KrayzKajun

KrayzKajun

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Harvey,LA
wonder if i should wear my lucky Salt water crocodile cowboy boots? wore them for my pesticide and arborsit test and passed on first try. lol
 

Mikegyver

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Longview TX
HAHA. IDK about the boots. Think it is that you are just super sharp and the boots are irrelevant!
Seriously...when bidding or making sales calls I dress up in new (or newer) dark blue jeans, a long sleeve button down, and dress shoes. The client appreciates a level of professionalism.
Mike
 
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KrayzKajun

KrayzKajun

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Harvey,LA
Yeai definitly need to wash my truck. I wish I had a long sleeved button down shirt with my logo on it. Only have short sleeves.
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Mikegyver

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Longview TX
Forget the logo...just get a plaid long sleeve button down from academy for 15 bucks. Comfortable and look sharp!
 

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