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When is "too" early to gain snow accounts in the season?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,885

    Last year, we had most come in by END of october 08. Yet i had most bids out in early september, this year im thinking we might try to gain some accounts in July or even August :/

    I know no one thinks about snow in the dead of summer, but it would be nice to lock in some new accounts early.
  2. alcs

    alcs Member
    Messages: 35

    It's NEVER to early.
    I have been talking about snow and asking "who does your snow".

    If there is an opertunity take it.

    good luck.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Nicely said. I am working on somethings for this coming winter right now.
  4. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Its never too early. In fact some places have there contracts signed in July and August. I know I have one that needs the bid in by early July.......If you can get them to sign up now, more power to you
  5. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    It's been so dry here that I've been thinking and planning for it. Just bought a V-box! :redbounce
  6. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Its never too early to start, work on accounts all year long!
  7. plowing ri

    plowing ri Junior Member
    from ri
    Messages: 21

    i have been offering it to all my new lawn accounts and already picked up 2 resi drive ways
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It's been such a rotten summer here I may send mine out then do a little fishing to see if I can pick up a few early birds.
  9. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Just got the call yesterday that I picked up my fisrt contract bid of the season. Hopefully the next few months go as well and everybody else signs back on.
  10. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    The City I plowed for was so un-happy with last years plower that they will be re-bidding it again in a few weeks.

    I don't persue accounts. If they come up, I bid them. If an oppertunity arrises, I go after it.