Let me tell you a story of a landscape contractor...
Let me tell you a story about a friend of mine who owns a small landscaping company. Like many small business owners, he is in the field at least 80% of the time. After working a 10 to 12 hour day he visits with a potential client who called him the week before. It was a good meeting with and could result in a great project. He tiredly drives home where he says good night to his wife and peeks in on his sleeping kids before starting in on the bookkeeping. The next morning he's up at 6am preparing the crew and the trucks for that day's work.
In the back of his mind he's thinking about the landscape design that he promised the potential client he met the night before. He says to himself, “I'll get to that tonight. I'll go home a little early.” He leaves the worksite that day at 5pm instead of his typical 7pm or 8pm and arrives at home to find an irresistible opportunity to eat dinner with his kids. After dinner and helping put the kids to bed, he thinks about that landscape design, but exhausted from the days work he says, "I'll work on it tomorrow."
Days pass maybe weeks and he still has neither worked on that design nor called his potential client. Not because he doesn’t want to, it just slips lower on the to-do list. Eventually, it's been so long since his last meeting he is embarrassed to even call back. So he waits even longer. Next thing he knows, he has a voicemail in his mailbox saying, "We decided to call another contractor and are not interested in working with you anymore." He thinks to himself, “Well, I'm glad I didn't waste anytime working on that landscape design.”
But he did waste time and money. He wasted money from his efforts to get that initial lead. He wasted time on that consultation and fretting over getting to the design. He also wasted an opportunity and potentially marred his reputation. The end result, an unhappy person who when asked, “Who would you recommend for landscaping?” They might reply, “Don't call so-and-so. They won't get back to you anyway.”
I can help!
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! I have been there and know the challenges of meeting all the demands necessary in the short season we have to make ends-meet. I can assist you by providing your clients with the attention they desire to feel comfortable moving forward with their project. I will present them with a professional landscape design that will help them to see the big picture ideas and result in more work for you now and in the future.
This service can help you be more efficient and will more than pay for itself. I can provide you with a well-organized, detailed set of plans that includes a plant list, a materials list, and square footages. This plan and take-off information will help you to more quickly and accurately estimate your projects and install them.
What I am offering you is TIME.
Time to be with your family. Time to work on your business. Time to become more efficient. Time to enjoy what you do. The design might seem like an added expense. But is it? You are spending money when you go on that consultation. You are losing money when you're are too busy to turn that lead into a sale. You are loosing money when you are not there to manage your crew, manage your jobs and manage your customers. I think you can agree the whatever money is spent on my services will be recouped by a more efficiently run business.