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New Accounts

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jbis1782, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. jbis1782

    jbis1782 Member
    Messages: 44

    When is a good time to start trying to get new commercial and industrial snow accounts.
    Thank you
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    About a few months ago.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  4. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    says it all... you will have to knock on a lot of doors to find any big stuff that isn't locked up.
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Most of what's left now is the price shoppers and procrastinators. I just picked up a nice one here, came as a referral from a current customer. Proof that there's still a few good ones out there here and there, but most of what's left isn't worth the time...

    If you don't have a solid route locked up yet, it may be time to start thinking about subbing this year... Or working for USM... :laughing:
  6. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    Do you have WC and Ins?????
  7. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    You definitely missed the boat..............
  8. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    As before the late comers are usually price shopping or procrastinators...
  9. jbis1782

    jbis1782 Member
    Messages: 44

    I know it is to late for this year. I have some government contracts for schools and parking lots for this year. I was actually looking ahead to next year.the building end of my company is slow and can put more endloaders to use next year pushing snow. Thank you for the feed back
  10. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Now that's planning ahead... and here you came across as some newbie. No offense, but we hate to see more builders getting into the game since the gravy train has dried up.:D
  11. jbis1782

    jbis1782 Member
    Messages: 44

    My company has been plowing for 10 years now. I just never had to bid on work that much because of the government contracts. Dont get me wrong i am not a builder that is just getting in the game. I actually lost a contract to a builder that went bankrupt and still owed my money. He started a snow plow business under a different name and is low balling the bids.
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I'm afraid like other's said...a little too late. We're looking and calling places for mowing next year. I like to stay a season ahead.