Let’s start by stating what we believe to be the Number One truth with regards to commercial lawn care bids: businesses only care about the bottom line.
No, that is not true of 100% of businesses in the United States, but it is true of a vast majority of them. The Profit and Loss statement is the deciding factor when choosing among commercial mowing services and signing a commercial mowing contract. Any commercial lawn care business which ignores that fact will find it very hard to obtain a contract for work.
We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, servicing the Greater Fort Worth area, and after a couple decades of residential mowing, area mowing, lot mowing, and church mowing, we know a thing or two about the process of commercial lawn care bidding. Call us for more information after you read this article.
How to win a commercial mowing bid
If the bottom line if all-important, and all commercial mowing companies know that, how do you win a bid without bidding so low as to cripple your company? You sell the business on you and what you have to offer! Sell them on your service! Convince the potential customer that you have the skills and professionalism they need. It’s all about marketing and sales skills, and that’s a bottom line you can count on.
For business owners, what can you expect to pay?
It is practically impossible to answer this question. There are so many factors which go into a commercial lawn care bid i.e. the square footage, obstacles, contour of the property. And then there is this consideration: what do you expect from a lawn care company? Are you just expecting your lawn to be mowed? Are you expecting actual lawn care, as in soil preparation? Are you also expecting tree trimming, flower bed care, etc.? Before you ever call companies for a quote, have a list of things you want them to do. Even with that list, however, the company will still have to come out to your business and walk the lawn in question. Only then will you obtain a true job quote.
A word to the wise before you quote a bid
For those of you just staring out in commercial mowing, heed this word of advice: if you don’t think you have the skills to do a particular job, don’t bother bidding on it. Your lack of skills will show up in inferior work, and word spreads quickly around the business community. One subpar job might lead to such poor reviews that you will find it hard to ever win another commercial bid.
About Keith’s Tractor Mowing
We have been winning the hearts of home owners, farm owners, and business owners with commercial mowing bids in the Fort Worth area for over twenty years. We don’t promise the lowest price, but we do promise a fair price and excellent service for businesses within a seventy-five mile radius of Fort Worth. Being in business for over twenty years points to professionalism and trustworthiness and really, isn’t that more important than the bottom line with regards to the appearance of your property?