Should it be this hard? Yea, I am sure it is!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TheTurfTender, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 130

    I stated my lawn care company about......60 days ago, and I am up to 15 clients. I have had 7 landscaping bids, and have had used 4 different guys.

    Maybe I need to be a little more patient with these guys, but if I am giving out a bid, what should I expect. If a guy called me with 3-4 bids in 3 days I would be all over it!

    I'm just venting a little, but I have a ton of referrals to give out, and I need to know how to secure a good, dependable landscaper! Do you all have any tips I should use? How do you deal with guys calling and giving you bids?

    Thanks a lot.

  2. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 130

    FYI - The jobs have been:

    1 Blueprint
    1 Patio
    4 Mulch Replacements. 1 is for 2000 sq ft
    1 is trimming and upkeep - Should I be doing that ;)
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    sorry for being blunt, but a 60 day old company with ony 15 brand new clients is not someone i would EVER consider "subbing" work from....
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    yer i dont think i would be jumping all over this stuff either. try and find a "new" landscaping company and you guys can feed each other work. Your "big" mulch job is only a long mornings work for a decent crew at a well established company
    Dont take this the wrong way cos thats great that you have 7 possible jobs already. I wouldnt even look at any mulch jobs for anyone. If you have to go measure for mulch then we are typically wasting the profit in the job. Mulch isnt a great profit center for us. We will give people a per yard price and guessestimate over the phone.
  5. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 130

    Ok - Thanks...

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