How to Choose a Commercial Landscaping Company in Memphis: 5 Important Tips

Michael Hatcher

Dec 16, 2021 10:43:58 AM

How to choose a commercial landscaping company?
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OK, time for some serious tips for choosing a commercial landscaping company.

You probably already know to ask for references, check the company’s Google reviews, and see if their website is professional and inspires confidence. (If not, please do all those things.)

But why not take a deeper dive? Check out these tips for choosing a Memphis commercial landscaping company:

1. Can They Handle the Job? Ask Them

Sure, this might seem a bit bold, but you need to know this bottom-line fact.

Not every Memphis commercial landscaping company is equipped to handle every customer’s needs.

FedEx Warehouse aerial view of landscape

Do they have enough people? (These days, especially, that may not be the case.) Do they have enough equipment?

Ask what they have in place to ensure they can meet your property’s needs.

2. Sit Down for a Chat

Hiring a commercial landscaper is a big deal. It deserves a face-to-face meeting.

Set up a meeting with company representatives, in person or over Zoom. Get to know each other and make sure you understand exactly what services you’ll be getting.

property manager and hatcher manager walk property

Do they have current clients whose properties are similar to yours? What services do they provide in-house vs. subcontracting?

Here’s where you get those references, too.

And don’t forget the bottom-line question: Why should you hire them? How do they stand out among their competitors? Hopefully, they’ll impress you.

3. What’s Their Plan for Your Commercial Property?

Hiring a commercial landscaper can be stressful. How will they create a detailed plan for your property? Or will they?

At Hatcher, we have a plan.

Once a customer signs on with Hatcher, we gather key Hatcher people together for a meeting to devise the new client’s detailed property map, from exactly how many people we need to do the job to how many hours it will take.

hatcher landscaping team meeting

We also discuss those little details that are important to you. What’s your property manager pet peeve? (Or, let’s be honest, pet peeves.)

We identify that from the beginning, so you stay happy.

4. Ask About Their People

Their people will be on your property. Often. Who are they? How long have their employees been working there?

account manager inspects property at amazon warehouse

Will you get a brand-new crew or a seasoned, experienced crew? And are those crews in the country legally?

Ask if the company uses e-verify and does drug testing for employees.

5. How’s Their Communication?

How to choose a commercial landscaping company? Communication is huge.

How will they communicate with you? Ask for details.

We take photos of your property before Hatcher crews visit for the first time. We take photos again 30 days after our work begins.

landscape professionals take notes at commercial property

Property managers get a report detailing the difference that’s already been made, and our plans for the property moving forward.

It’s just one example of the frequent and detailed communication between Hatcher and property managers.

If it’s raining, we’ll send you an email to say, “Hey, we got rained out so we’re not coming today. We’ll be there tomorrow.”

Chances are, you’ll hear from us before you need to reach out.

Ready to Hire a Memphis Commercial Landscaping Company? Trust Hatcher

Of course, you’re in this to make sure your property is safe, functions well, and looks great.

You want less stress, more time to spend on your customers and business, and peace of mind.

Ask the right questions as you’re hiring a commercial landscaper and you’ll get a bonus: you end up looking as great as your property.

We’d love to tell you more.

Download the commercial property trends reportAre you ready to boost the appeal of your commercial property and turn your landscaping worries over to a well-prepared team of pros? Talk to one of our commercial landscaping experts today! We’ll meet at your property, create a custom plan, and get you on your way to enjoying a beautiful, worry-free property.

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Michael Hatcher

Written by Michael Hatcher

Michael Hatcher is president of Michael Hatcher & Associates.