What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Respond to a call, visit property for bid, meet and or communicate results to discuss needs or required work. Will explain process to accomplish the work.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA in Business Mgmt. however this work is a learned process over years of experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Any additional work, as pruning shrubs, trees, Laying sod, spring and fall clean ups, leaf clean up etc...accomplished at a team rate of @ $ 65 per team hour/2 people. Regular yard mowing is based on size, shape, obstacles etc..and priced a mow value.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My job was eliminated as a manager in distribution in 2001. I then started my business in Jan of 2002.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Home owner associations, businesses, and private residences ,
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Layer sod, planted rose bushes, cleaned beds, pruned shrubs and installed 3 yards premium mulch. 3 hours with 2 man teams.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Talk to two pros about your job and analilize what they tell you to determine their knowledge of their skill.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How do they care for the plants, grass etc.. Once installed. Is is the best thing to do. Where do they want the bed installed, is there irrigation needs prior, dig alerts for gas lines or electrical. Flag areas ahead of time.