If you are thinking about starting a commercial lawn service, this article will deliver some valuable information you will need. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, rockin’ the Fort Worth area with affordable and professional acreage mowing. Call us if the job is too large and you want it done right the first time, every time.
The initial steps in starting a commercial lawn service.
You have two choices: you can do things the right way, or you can take shortcuts. I think you know which way we suggest.
If you want your business to grow, you need to stay within your capabilities. If you are new to the business, do not claim to be something you are not. If you need training, get it. We definitely suggest a business license and a solid bookkeeping system.
Considerations about equipment are important. If you purchase quality machinery, it will last you a very long time with proper maintenance. If you use second-rate equipment, or equipment not designed to do the job you are asking it to do, the expense down the road will cripple you.
During COVID we saw a huge increase in commercial lawn maintenance services; some were qualified; many were not, and those who were not qualified are most likely no longer in business. You can learn from that history or you can learn from the School of Hard Knocks. The choice is yours.
Start small as a commercial lawn service and grow into success.
If all you have is a residential mower and a leaf-blower, we suggest you only bid on jobs which can be done quickly with those two pieces of equipment. Taking on a huge expense by purchasing new equipment is a horrible way to launch a business. Going into debt with the HOPE that you will do enough business to pay off that debt is a fool’s mission.
Succeed at your first job, succeed at your second, and allow word-of-mouth advertising to serve you at no expense. This is a slow way to grow a business, but it is much less expensive and carries very little risk.
Always remember this important point.
This is the most important lesson we can teach you about commercial lawn cutting, and it is based upon our own experience in Fort Worth. Your reputation is based upon your people skills and your job performance. Every customer should be treated like they are the most important customer in the city. This might seem like overkill but believe us when we tell you it will pay huge dividends down the road. On the flip side of that important point, if you treat customers like they really don’t count much, or you do mediocre work for your first few customers, we absolutely promise that your business will suffer drastically in the very near future.
Your word should be gold, and you must never promise to do something and then not deliver. Period. End of discussion.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
In the Fort Worth area, the name Keith’s Tractor Mowing stands for outstanding customer service, and our reputation is solid among homeowners, farmers, ranchers, cities and businesses. When you want the very best in lot mowing at a reasonable price, call Keith’s Tractor Mowing.