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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy88, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Mowerboy88

    Mowerboy88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Getting a big business account Just bought a new scag.. how do i go about getting like the walmart,Walgreens ..etc.. who do i need to talk to get these accounts?
  2. Welcome to Lawnsite!

    With storefront businesses like you mention just walk in to the service desk and ask. Seems like each store is different. It can be different depending on which manager you get. So don't get put off by your first "NO".
    Persistence pays. Just bug them (politely) till they hire you.

  3. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    and to add to David's response, its probably too late to try and get commercials this time of year. you need to start trying as soon as the season is over and into the early part of the year. all the commercials get locked up pretty quick.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    This ought to be good.
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Welcome to LawnSite. What type and size of Scag did you purchase?
    Belt or Hydro? WB or ZTR? 36,48,52, etc...
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    You need to show the manager that your better than the current provider somehow, i'd shoot for next year.
  7. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    Our local Wal-Mart Supercenter pulls a rider out of inventory, and has one of their employees do the mowing because the manager is too cheap to spend the money to hire someone. :)
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    How about some demographics on where you live? Type of equipment you have as well. I see you have 3 years of experience, is this for yourself or for someone else. Like what was said all commerical properties are gone by now, unless you happen to find someone that is unhappy with their current lco.
  9. Mowerboy88

    Mowerboy88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 32" lesco
    261T -Echo line trimmer
    48" tiger cub hydro Scag

    This is all mine , i have gone around and picked up 6 commercial accounts in about 3 months but want alot more.

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