What to Look for When Hiring a Landscaping Company for Your HOA
Whether you are looking to hire a landscaping company for your community for the first time or you are looking to replace the company you currently use, choosing the right one is important. Not all landscaping companies are created equally, and they aren’t all good choices for HOAs or condominiums. While HOA companies often award the job to the lowest bidder, doing so isn’t always a good idea. You could find yourself saving money but sacrificing way more quality than you would like. While it’s vital to stay within the association’s budget, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality and service to save a few dollars.
If your board is looking to hire a new landscaping company, here are a few things to look for.
The Right Credentials
Anyone can start a landscaping business, but not everyone obtains the proper credentials. Before you hire a company, ask about licenses and certifications. These credentials help you weed out the amateurs from the professionals. A company that places value on having these documents is also more likely to provide reliable, high-quality service.
More than Just the Basics
Some so-called “full-service” landscapers do little more than just mow lawns. And chances are, you need more than just someone who will cut the grass in your community. Look for a company that handles everything from lawn care to hardscapes and lighting. Even if you don’t need all of their services now, you will know where to turn if you need to add them in the future.
In most cases, the longer a landscaper has been in business, the more dependable they will be. A company with extensive experience has a proven track record of not just getting customers but keeping them. Landscaping is a highly competitive field, and if a company doesn’t offer quality services, they won’t be around long.
While there are numerous other factors to consider before hiring a landscaping company, these guidelines will help you narrow down the field to find a reputable company that you can depend on. Working with a professional management company is also a good way to ensure that your community’s landscaping needs are in good hands. Community managers have existing relationships with the best local landscaping companies, and they can often secure special pricing for the communities they manage.
If you are interested in learning more about all that a professional property management company can do for your community, contact us today!