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Old 09-09-2007, 05:06 PM
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Well recently I posted that a property manager called when he saw CleanLawn's craigslist post and his lawn care provider had decided to go off to college and asked me for an estimate for two different rental business' properties. One of them had 4 properties all small sizes, the other had 7 properties all small sizes with the exception on an empty acre lot. Well we are getting the larger business with the seven properties and the property manager even asked for us to give him an estimate for his personal home and that will be included in the job.
After no response from Merchants after they asked us for a bid (which I had never done before) and I felt confident after talking with a neighbor who owns his own lawn care business that my bid was extremely reasonable for the work I was bidding on. Nothing except that they (Merchants) would look at the bid.
My nieghbor started his lawn care business part time after he finished his teaching job over three years ago and in the past two years he quit teaching to work it full time and his wife quit this past year to work the office end of it for him. When he told me I should do it (start my own lawn care business and never let anyone else tell me I couldn't do it), a close friend and me did just that. It was the end of June/ beginning of July. Nope not long ago at all. We have 6 signed yearly contracts right now and have done about 10 one day jobs and this big account for me, which is small stuff for you big guys is just fricking awesome to me.
I said I would let ya'll know how it turned out and I was kind of nervous because of the whole Merchants thing but I know what we have and we take care of people like we want to be treated if the tables were turned (we make sure of this everytime we step on to a new lawn). Craigslist has been awesome but ya'll on this website rock. You all help out so much I cannot express my gratitude. Thank you thank you thank you.
SOrry I am so excited we got this!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go CleanLawn !!!!!! * ** ** *
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Well what I thought was seven rental properties from this property manager turned out to be nine and the day (thursday) we started on their lawn care another property manager e-mailed me and asked me to consider putting in a bid for their properties. This one I am considering but it is a LOT more driving involved to get to the different properties.
I would love about three days of solid raining cats and dogs to get everything fully wet here. We were teased with it again today and Friday and nothing happened. I cannot remember the last time it rained, its been so bad here.
I want to work on some ideas for this spring. Fliers, advertising, questionaire for existing clients and new ones but I am going to target some of the well to do neighborhoods in the Hampton Roads area and see if we cannot land some of the million dollar home lawns. We are also continuing to purchase little by little more and more equipment as we grow and need more items. Its been fun so far and playing with our new toys in customers lawns makes it even more of an experience.
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