Obtaining a church mowing contract is not terribly easy. It seemed, back in the day, that most churches either had a pastor or a congregational member willing to cut the church grounds for a ridiculously low amount of money, thus effectively pricing acreage mowing companies out of the competition. It became necessary for commercial mowing companies to hone their sales pitch and present their field mowing services in such a way as to seem too appealing to pass up.
Church mowing is basically acreage mowing with precision. It is large-scale field mowing but with an intricate touch. It calls for a pro, a pro like Keith’s Tractor Mowing. Call us at (817) 991-4318 if you are in the Fort Worth area and you are looking for church mowing you can rely upon. Call us too if you simply have questions about church mowing.
What church mowing qualifications you should have
The first thing you must have is experience! Church mowing contracts usually call for specific requirements regarding specifications. It requires careful cuttings around structures. It may call for certain sections to be cut at one height while other sections be cut at another level. Rarely, if ever, is a church mowing contract given to an inexperienced commercial mowing company. How, then, can a company expect to obtain a church mowing contract if they have no experience? Tout your other strengths and also tout other acreage mowing jobs you have done. Give the hiring committee something to judge you by.
You must have the proper equipment to do a fast and accurate job. You cannot bid for a church mowing job and only have a push mower. Churches want to know that the mowers will be in and out with a minimum of disruption to the church members and employees. Many churches have day care centers. Many have organizational and planning committees meeting on church grounds. Toss in Bible study classes and other events, and it is easy to understand why speed is of the essence.
Competitive pricing is important
You must be within the “ballpark” with your pricing. Too much and you will not be considered. Too little draws suspicion. If you are on the high end of the pricing spectrum, you better have the qualifications and experience to justify the extra cost. If you are on the low end, you better have the experience to prove that you are not a slash-and-dash company. Churches check references. They call around for recommendations.
Make your sales pitch
Ultimately, bidding for any commercial grass cutting job, it comes down to you. Why are you the best commercial cutter for the job? What can you provide that other commercial mowing companies cannot provide? Why are you worth the risk? If you can answer that question convincingly, you are well on your way towards securing a church mowing contract.
We are a trusted name in commercial mowing in the Fort Worth area, and that trust is based on experience and reputation. Our work speaks for itself. We complete a job to the exact specifications called for, and we do it at a price which is fair for all concerned. Call us if we can be of assistance.