Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Management Companies


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-21-2011, 02:45 PM
ataboyj ataboyj is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 41
Rep Power: 7
ataboyj is on a distinguished road
Default Management Companies

Is there a management company that give out the lawncare for fast food? What are some maagement that are out there???
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 12-21-2011, 04:44 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Do you mean like doing the lawn maintenance for a franchise like McDonalds?

If so, you would most likely have to contact the owner of the building, or even their head office. It seems to be different depending on where you are. Ronald refuses to make an appointment with me for more information, he says I look like a clown.

McDonalds seem to handle things through the store owner, but Burger King from my experience/conversation you will have to speak to someone higher up.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-21-2011, 06:08 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I say why bother with fast food joints. There cheap, slow to pay, have high expectations and low budgets. Go after shopping plazas. One small mall will pay the same as 5 fast food places.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-21-2011, 06:16 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 5
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

I have had hit or miss results with fast food results in the past.

Sometimes you can deal with the manager directly, while other times the owner of the fast food joints do the hiring. When I have had good results, is when I have dealt with the manager. When I have had bad results, in which the owner takes over the maintenance hiring from the manager.

Normally when the owner takes over the hiring he/she will hire one company to maintain all of their properties.
__________________
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Website
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,037
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Don't alot of these fast food restaurants have an owner who owns multiple sites? Then don't they usually want a bid on all the sites at once? Even ones that might be out of your service area?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2011, 12:09 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 5
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Don't alot of these fast food restaurants have an owner who owns multiple sites? Then don't they usually want a bid on all the sites at once? Even ones that might be out of your service area?
Yes, like I mentioned above, when the owner takes over, its a nightmare. I know of companies that come to service the local McDonalds that drive 1 1/2 hrs away to just service this one.
__________________
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Website
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2011, 02:31 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I bid per push snow removal on 8 coffee shops. I didnt get it and was told I was $20 higher per store then the guy whos truck kept breaking down last year.

This is why I dont like dealing with them. They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2011, 02:37 PM
TiedemanLLC TiedemanLLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 5
TiedemanLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I bid per push snow removal on 8 coffee shops. I didnt get it and was told I was $20 higher per store then the guy whos truck kept breaking down last year.

This is why I dont like dealing with them. They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
It's funny that you mentioned this, because I read an article in one of the large trade magazines this past year how clients may start to settle on sub par services if they are cheaper. Just crazy
__________________
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Website
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-22-2011, 02:46 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiedemanLLC View Post
It's funny that you mentioned this, because I read an article in one of the large trade magazines this past year how clients may start to settle on sub par services if they are cheaper. Just crazy
It really is, I guess they can bribe another contractor with free coffee when the guy doesnt show.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,037
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
They wont pay a extra $20 for quality.
To put that $20 into perspective, how much do you think that company was charging

Furthermore, it would have been great if you left it open to them to call you when their chosen contractor was broken down.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seo and ppc for landscaping companies justinmg77 Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 11 08-23-2010 01:15 AM
Asset companies wdcutter General Business Discussions 4 10-19-2009 06:24 PM
Contracts with Property Management Companies eckscape Starting a lawn care business. 2 09-11-2009 10:48 AM
Sport Team Management Vs. Business Management Steve General Business Discussions 3 03-10-2006 11:36 AM
why do companies fail? 1manCrew General Business Discussions 9 06-25-2003 09:53 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Today 10:27 AM
by Steve
6 334
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Today 10:24 AM
by Steve
4 103
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
Today 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 138
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
Yesterday 02:23 PM
by Andy S.
16 2,048
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 122
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 116
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 115
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 103
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 392
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 108
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 371
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 123
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 238
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 365
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,582
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,725
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-07-2016 08:44 AM
by Lawnline
5 1,750
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,206
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 287
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 410
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,748
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,896
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 367
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 668
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 381
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 992
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 358
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 354
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 932
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,846
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy