Put the word out that you are looking for commercial mowing bids, and you will be inundated with bids within a few days. That’s the good news. The bad news is it is very hard to know which bid is the best and which mowing company is the most trustworthy.
Hopefully, this article will help you. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding, and affordable, acreage mowing. When the job is too large for you to do, but you want it done professionally, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name Fort Worth residents remember.
How are commercial mowing bids determined?
Understand this piece of information right from the start: There is no regulatory agency which oversees or even governs commercial mowing services. The local Better Business Bureau is about all you can hope for; with that said, this is a “buyer beware” industry where information is vital.
Our intent is not to scare you, or cast aspersions on mowing companies, but rather to make you, the customers, aware of what you are facing.
Regarding pricing, the industry average is approximately $75 per hour, but that varies greatly by region of the country and even from company to company within one city. The bid you receive is often a combination of several factors: The number of hours it is estimated to do the job, the number of machines needed, the transportation of those machines, and the distance to a job site. Again, note that all of those pricing factors are somewhat subjective and may vary from bid to bid.
Which of the many commercial mowing bids is the best?
There is no answer to this question, even though we are asked it often. If price is your only criteria, then obviously the lowest bid would be the best bid for you. If price is no factor, it then boils down to the reputation of the individual mowing companies, which we talk about next.
Which company is the best?
This question is much easier to answer, mainly because a company’s reputation spreads throughout a community rather quickly. If a company does an outstanding job, or if a company does a mediocre job, it is amazing how quickly those opinions are communicated to others. Things like Google reviews have greatly simplified the “writing review” process, and those reviews are posted for all to see almost immediately.
Our suggestion: Meet with representatives from several highly-regarding mowing services. Obtain a quote from each of them, with detailed information about what is included in that quote. After that, make your decision based upon your “impression” of the company representatives, and what appears to be the best bang for your buck.
Also, if you are well-established in the business community, we suggest you take your questions to a Chamber of Commerce meeting. We guarantee there will be a bevy of opinions at that meeting.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is locally owned and operated, and we invite and encourage scrutiny. Call us for lot mowing, ranch mowing, pipeline mowing, church mowing, or any other mowing job over an acre in size.