Dig a Little Deeper
After getting past the basics of simply being insured and licensed, there is a lot more information you should begin to gather about potential landscape maintenance companies.
Diving in to the websites of each company can provide a ton of information that may be helpful. Some companies are focused on or set up to do only residential services, while this doesn’t mean they are a ‘bad’ company, they are not a good fit for you. If you cannot easily find a page or section of their website that specifically mentions commercial landscape maintenance, they likely very rarely provide that service. You need a company that is experienced in caring for businesses like yours.
On their commercial landscape maintenance page or photo gallery, check to see if they mention any of their current commercial clients. If you manage the property at a hotel for example, it would be helpful to know that a company has regular experience providing services to properties just like yours. Look for pictures, logos, or even a listing of what type of commercial companies your maintenance options have worked with.
If you can’t find the information you need on the website, but truly feel the company could be a good fit, simply give them a call. Don’t hesitate to ask specific questions that are qualifying questions to you even meeting with the company. You can also check reviews and visit their business profile on Google.
This is a large commitment and a decision you don’t want to have to go back and make a second time after the first company didn’t work out. The more time you spend carefully researching potential companies, the more likely you are to find a great fit for your business.