Let’s talk about commercial lawn mowing contracts, and in particular how you can secure some nice-paying commercial grass cutting jobs. This article should give you the basics you need to at least get your foot in the door of a possible customer and make you competitive in your bid. If you have more questions, you can call us at (817) 991-4318. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing in Fort Worth, Texas, and we would be happy to share our knowledge about acreage mowing and experience with you.
How to find commercial lawn mowing services
Do you want the easy way or the hard way? The easy way is to become involved in your local business community. Belonging to the area Chamber of Commerce will go a long way towards securing your first commercial lawn mowing job. Sign up for other business-related organizations as well. Get to know local business owners. Tell them what you do. Secure their trust. Do not push for business at first. This is all about networking and gaining a trusted position in the community.
Too slow for you? Social media will also help. Set up a website if you don’t have one already. Keep that website current. Share photos of jobs you have done in the past. Think of what makes you unique in lot mowing and tout those skills. Again, this will take time, but it will be time worth spending in the long run.
Faster still? Get in your car and drive around looking for businesses which can use your talents. This is the old-fashioned way of attracting customers, but it still works. Pound the pavement and knock on doors. Let customers actually meet the person behind the business, and dazzle them with your people skills.
Or look for a professional commercial mower who has the experience to handle your lawn mowing contract and who carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance. If you need to bids for highway mowing contracts, look for an experienced tractor mower who has done that type of work.
How to bid for a commercial lawn mowing contract
Bid too high and you will not gain a contract. Bid too low and you won’t cover expenses. How do you bid for a large lawn mowing contract?
Bids are based upon the amount of time it will take to do the job, so our suggestion is that you walk the property to be mowed. Look for areas which may slow you down and cause delays. Estimate how long it will take you to do the job and construct a quote based on that time frame. Do not undercut yourself. That is a quick trip to bankruptcy. Instead, give the business owner your quote and at the same time explain the benefits of working with you. Make the customer understand what his/her money will buy them, and why your talent is something they need at any price. Ultimately you are not selling your company or your service; ultimately you are selling yourself.
These brief suggestions should help you as you set out in search of customers. We wish you well and we repeat our offer to discuss further this topic. Give us a call . . . Keith’s Tractor Mowing in Fort Worth, a trusted name in our community, trust based on quality work and reliability. It takes time to earn a trusted reputation, but it is time which will pay benefits for years afterwards.