Hiring landscaping contractors for a commercial property should be done through a process of fully researching and vetting the possible companies. A bit of time spent in making a choice of service provider will have a significant impact on how well maintained the grounds of the property will be throughout the terms of the contract.
Too often, property owners and managers hiring landscaping services choose a service based on recognition of the name. While this may provide a top landscaper, it may also be a contractor in the area with a big marketing campaign and very limited experience
To avoid this type of choice in landscaping contractors, focus in on three areas of the service. Much of this information can be found online, which makes it easy to narrow down the possibilities.
Inability to Contact the Right Person
When calling in or emailing a landscaping service, it should be easy to get in touch with the right person. Be very concerned about services where calls are not returned in a reasonable amount of time or the person you need to speak with is always unavailable.
The best landscaping contractors place a focus on customer service and satisfaction. Not providing this for potential new customers is a very serious sign.
Lack of References
For commercial landscaping contracts, it is not unreasonable to ask for a reference in your area with a similar property to maintain. A top landscaper will provide this information and will also provide information on the website about past and current projects and customers.
Work in Your Area
While the basic services offered by top landscaping companies are the same, landscaping and grounds maintenance practices, vary greatly by geographic location.
Always take the time to ensure the contractor you are considering has a proven track record in your area. Larger companies may offer services across several states, which is also a key factor to consider.