Did you ever drive by a retail store, restaurant, or apartment complex in Manchester New Hampshire and think to yourself, “I wonder if they’re still in business?” The plants are half dead, weeds have taken over the mulch bed, and what’s left of the lawn is crabgrass. An unfortunate shift in the way commercial property maintenance is being done lately, has been to outsource the responsibility of grounds maintenance to a property management company from another state.
This may look good on the books: the idea of someone shopping around for the best price for maintaining your commercial property. But, the ugly truth is that a high-visibility property with poor curb appeal is losing customers daily. Having commercial grounds maintenance managed from someone who has never been to New Hampshire, let alone your place of business, means a lot of seemingly obvious things can go unchecked, and turn off potential customers. This translates into lost revenue for your business.
The new trees that had been planted died. Did they get replaced? No. The landscape company simply mulched around the dead tree. Lawn irrigation heads are spraying cars as they drive by because they have not been adjusted. It is a poor reflection on this place of business, simply because there is no local oversight for this property.
We take pride in our neighborhood. We grew up here in New Hampshire and have lived here our entire lives. We recognize the value that a “clean and green”commercial property has for attracting new business for our clients. We check our properties on a regular basis and make notes on issues we see that might need to be addressed. A critical eye is very important for managing our customers’ bottom line. Not only that, local business owners and managers will be able to reach us by cell phone anytime, especially during a storm.
This excellent quality of our commercial landscaping services does not come at a premium price, however. We are sensitive to a business owner’s budgets, and have established a “Good-Better-Best” maintenance strategy that focuses on the primary basic services, all the way up to detailed maintenance services like routine weeding and seasonal color.
Regardless of the level our clients purchase, our policy is to always monitor the properties we maintain with the eyes of a customer. We like our commercial customers to be “clean and green”- their landscapes as well as their bank accounts!