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Customer "broker"?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Kent Lawn Care, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. the subject line wasnt to thrilling.

    but anyways, has anyone heard of people/companies that you can hire to get the contracts for you? im hoping not one that just low-ball everyone to just get the accounts, but like a service where a commercial account calls in and you call you "broker" i guess you would call em, and they do the estimate for you, or they are the ones that go door to door trying to get business, and work off a commision? just curious, and im sorry if im beating a dead horse!

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2003
  2. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153


    I have 1 guy on comm. he is also one of my plow/salt truck drivers
    but a broker type I would have to think about that one. jm2c
  3. well, i dont know if youd even call em a broker, just someone that works off commision to get you the accounts. just didnt know the word im looking for :rolleyes:
  4. ih82plow

    ih82plow Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    The work I think your looking for is salesman.

    Sounds funny doesn't it.
  5. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    In Philadelphia, most giant lawn care companies sell every account they can and then sub out the work. I have been contacted by subs who offer me all the work I can handle but have never taken them up on it.
  6. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    There used to be a guy in the Cols Ohio area, that was a major player in the landscaping business. Not the 1st piece of equipement to his name, strictly sub'd everything out, just took his cut and ran.
  7. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Maybe he earned his money. I have had the same 3 commercial clients for 14 years. The positives are: I have grown with my clients, I always get paid, successfull comfort zone. Negatives are: Higher gross profit with greater risk.