What are commercial grounds maintenance contracts, and how does one win such a contract? We will answer those questions in this article by Keith’s Tractor Mowing, a trusted name in Fort Worth for acreage mowing, brush hog services, and commercial grounds maintenance services. Call Keith when the job that needs to be done is just too large for you to safely, or adequately, do yourself.
What are commercial grounds maintenance contracts?
For a commercial business, image is huge. No matter the service or product to offer to consumers, the face of your company, the actual physical appearance of the building which houses your enterprise, must look professional and have curb appeal.
Keeping the lawn mowed, keeping the flower beds maintained, keeping the trees trimmed and groomed, all of these things are crucial if the right image is to be achieve.
As a business owner, it is important to understand that there is no “boiler-plate” grounds maintenance contract. Each one is different. In drawing one up, it is crucial that every aspect of grounds maintenance that you desire be spelled out, in detail, in the contract, and that corresponding costs be attributed to those details.
As a professional commercial lawn maintenance company, it is important that you understand that every minute you spend on a job is an earning minute, so making a bid must involve payment for valuable time spent.
How do you win bids for commercial grounds maintenance contracts?
The easy answer to this question is to simply underbid the competition, but that approach will harm your company more often than not. As enticing as it is to do everything possible to win a contract bid, it is important to consider your time valuable. The simple truth is that no mowing/yard maintenance company wins all bids, nor should they.
So, how do you win such bids? Stay true to yourself. More often than not, your reputation will win you contracts. Reputable, trustworthy companies win contracts. Grounds maintenance contractors who have a track record for doing what they say they will do in a timely manner. Companies which have solid references within the business community, those companies will find themselves with more work than they can possibly handle.
On a micro level, it is important to understand the bidding process, because it changes with every bid you make, and to follow that process step by step. One missed instruction, one missed detail, and your bid will automatically be rejected.
Are they worth the effort for a commercial mowing company?
If you are a commercial mowing company, with dreams of becoming a large commercial mowing company, then it is our opinion that yes, commercial grounds maintenance contracts are worth the time and effort. You may not find instant success by bidding for them, and success will not instantly follow winning those bids, but in the long run, your quality work will be seen by thousands, and that quality work will bring in more work offers, and more, in a natural progression of healthy growth for your company.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth community, a name forged by years of quality work in ranch mowing, pasture mowing, pipeline mowing, and all other large mowing jobs. Call us today for a job quote, but only if what you want is the best that Fort Worth has to offer.