Your commercial landscape often makes a first impression on customers, clients, and potential tenants, so you want it maintained correctly. When you speak with a commercial landscaper about your maintenance contract, be sure to include the following five things.
Think about the exact services you want the company to provide. Do you expect them to mow your lawn twice a week or twice a month? Is snow removal to be included? How often? Do you want the health care of your plants to be part of the maintenance plan? Get specific with the details.
Ask the landscaper to include references in the contract so you can take a look at some of the work they’ve done or are currently doing. Don’t be afraid to contact those property owners to see how long the landscaper has been providing service and what the property owner thinks about it.
A bid is an estimate of how much the job will cost, but there are some parts of the bid that should be precise. For example, if you have three different areas that will require mowing on a weekly basis, one company might bid it per area per week. Another company might bid the total area per week or per month. As you can see, the amounts would vary drastically. Precise information with exact quantities is the best way to get an accurate idea.
You may want to require proof of qualifications from your commercial landscaper. You don’t want to be stuck with a company that does half a job for a few months, then disappears with your money. Ask the landscaper to include licenses, insurance, education, and experience in the maintenance contract.
Hopefully, nothing bad will happen, but if it does, you’ll want a way out of your contract. The clause may include something like the right to end the contract with a notice of 30 days, written by either party if there’s an unresolved conflict.
Getting Started with Your Maintenance Contract
To learn more, or to get started with your maintenance contract, contact Rocky Mountain Custom Landscaping by calling 970-409-1245 or emailing us today. With the professionals on the job, your commercial property will help you score big time on those first impressions.