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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Service Checklists and RFPs


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-30-2007, 01:46 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hey gang... I was just wondering if anybody uses service checklists to leave behind at the customer's property after you've been there... to say "We were here and this is what we did:"...

...also, do any of you have RFP forms (request for proposal) that you print out and give to customers in case they want to ask about your services in the future? Do you think it would be beneficial to create one and put it on your website so a potential customer could print and send to you? I'm thinking that the main ones that would use this would be potential commercial accounts...

Thoughts?
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 12-30-2007, 02:49 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hey Patrick,

Heres what I was working on tonight, I guess Great Minds do think alike. I put together a door hanger that states "We were there and preformed such and such services today, please call about any issues or question you may have" Thank You!

Here is a link to a new page on my website.

What do you think? Be sure to check it out top to bottom and all links to other pages with in the site. This will look about the same wiht the exception of the NEW FLASHER to draw attention to the new links REQUEST SERVICE and LOGIN to request service you don't have to have a log in. check out the coupons page.

http://www.rrlawncare.com/services.html


Let me know what you think?

Thanks Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2007, 09:33 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hey Tim! I think the new stuff on your site looks GREAT!! Is there a way you could put the new box with Login and such on the front page, too? I think that may be beneficial in keeping some of your visitors occupied.

With the new login system, what exactly is that for? For them to pay their bill online? What are you using to do that? Is there a way to incorporate that into your existing site design instead of being on a blank page?

...and do you have an example of the door hanger you were working on? I'll be doing one as soon as I get finished here in a few minutes... I'll share mine when I get it finished. = )
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2007, 11:28 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,771
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]do any of you have RFP forms (request for proposal) that you print out and give to customers in case they want to ask about your services in the future?
What kind of information would be put on such a form and how often are these used?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 12-30-2007, 01:45 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This is a Door Card/Hanger We will leave when we services a customer. EVERYTIME we are there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2007, 11:55 PM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Dec. 30 2007,7:28)]
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]do any of you have RFP forms (request for proposal) that you print out and give to customers in case they want to ask about your services in the future?
What kind of information would be put on such a form and how often are these used?
I'm not sure... that's one reason why I was asking. We (my partner, my wife (office manager) and I) were talking the other day about submitting a bid for our church's lawn maintenance. My wife, having worked for one of California's largest landscape companies, said that a lot of times, commercial jobs will have bid packages. Sometimes, they'll submit a RFQ or RFP (request for quote / proposal) to different companies in the area to get them to bid on the project. I was just wondering what everyone else has encountered.

.....and those door hangers are great, Tim!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2007, 01:43 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Oh ok now I get the question.

Most property management frims have standard practices which are YOU request to be put on their bidders list and once you have been accepted they will send out a bid package clearly stating what services, how many times, and or how much. You will bid from their specified package. Each one maybe a little different but mostly they are the same.

I send out letters of request; to be placed on the bidder list.

here is a copy o f the letter



As far as what is in these packages? I can be as much as FULL Maintenance; cutting, fert, pruning, hedge trimming, shrub/tree care, mulch, watering, etc.

If you are wanting to know what to present to the Chruch I would start off basic; cutting, mulch, weeding plant areas, lite pruning, hedge trimming.

Then list options for other services as an adder to the monthly fees; fret, shrub care, watering etc. when needed.

With the options they can choose to do or decline or at the least they have a quote for those services if they do decide they need any of them.

Does this help?

This is what I do. Go big and let them cut it back, you never know you may just sell it all to them if you present it this way. If you don't let them know you do provide all these services then they may or may not ask and hire someone else who does.

Here is that letter to a business requesting to be placed on the bidders list.

Hope this helps
Tim
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pond...
xandrew245x
04-22-2014 03:29 PM
Today 05:57 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
4 88
Mangwi Landscaping
bondservojc13
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Today 05:41 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 46
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
04-22-2014 08:22 PM
Today 04:56 AM
by Dan Tanner
6 151
In a bit situation need...
googus
04-22-2014 08:01 AM
Yesterday 10:03 PM
by googus
9 171
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
Yesterday 07:23 PM
Yesterday 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
0 32
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Yesterday 07:11 PM
by acrajchel
15 344
New Trailer
bobwill2009
Yesterday 12:46 PM
Yesterday 06:46 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
2 72
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Yesterday 06:02 PM
by bobwill2009
13 875
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Yesterday 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 221
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Yesterday 12:17 PM
by bobwill2009
79 25,345
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
Yesterday 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 196
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
Yesterday 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 177
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
04-22-2014 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 585
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
04-22-2014 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 870
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
04-22-2014 03:36 PM
by xandrew245x
19 1,010
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-22-2014 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,718
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-22-2014 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 448
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 138
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 359
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 608
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 233
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 150
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 350
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,886
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,216
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 368
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 231
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 105
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 89
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 185
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 248
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 267
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 288
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 239
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 640
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 806
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 151
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 349
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 132
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 790
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 294
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 235
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 371
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 277
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 156
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 286,849
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 533
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 540
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 243
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 502
» Popular Tags
4x4 ads article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas light hanging courtesy call craigslist credit card cultivation customers decorating echo exmark ferris financing florida flower bed cultivation price four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely health holiday holiday lighting how much to charge introduction kansas city labor cost lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business show lawn clarksville leaf marketing mechanic monthly mow mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new start office management payment podcast property management company reo requests riding mower scag schedule selling seo snow starting a business steve stihl tree care turfgrass consulting upsell walker winter money making ideas yard clarksville
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 AM.

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