You should always choose Quality
When it comes to investing in commercial landscape management, you may have found that the cost can really run the gamut. One company might charge significantly more than another. You may even be wondering: What are the reasons for these disparities? Isn’t all landscape management the same?
The truth is, there are quite a few differences from one company to another and like most things in life, when you choose the cheapest company out there—you usually get what you pay for.
That being said, let’s dive a little deeper into some of the reasons why one company might cost more than another.
Differences in Labor
One of the main areas where cost can differ is in labor. Some companies pay their people less than others so that they can shave off cost for the customer. In theory, this might sound like it benefits you. However, you have to consider the fact that a lower paid worker is more likely to be less invested in doing good work.
When investing in cheap labor, landscape business owners aren’t thinking about skills of experience—they’re just trying to find whoever will do the work for the least amount of money. In the end, that doesn’t help you—it hurts you. That’s because these are the types of workers who don’t know what they’re doing or might be willing to cut corners just to get the job done quicker.
Again, it really does come down to getting what you’ve paid for.
Differences in Products and Equipment
Another cost differentiator is the company’s investment in products and equipment. There are some really big variations here—and they can have a direct impact on your results.
For example, a company that is cutting corners so that they can offer you a cheaper price might be running old equipment rather than investing in new, cutting-edge equipment that is going to deliver better results. Though you might not realize it, in the end, that does have an impact on you directly. You can tell the difference between a landscape that’s been maintained with top equipment and products versus one that’s not.
Differences in the Overall Experience
Another big cost differentiator comes down to the company itself. Are they investing in great people that can offer you an overall positive experience? Or do they have a shell of a company, running on the bare bones, so that they can offer you the cheapest price out there? Being available for you and highly responsive does take an investment in great people who help make up the company.
If you pay a little less for a company that doesn’t offer support and a great customer service experience, you might think it’s a better deal but when you can never reach them and they don’t go out of their way to fix a problem—it can be frustrating.
Avoid Shopping on Price
Though some companies might not want to let you in on these trade secrets—particularly those that have cut corner to charge you less—we believe you deserve to have an inside view into what you’re investing in. After all, at Carruther’s Landscape Management, we believe in transparency. Most of the time, companies that aren’t willing to talk about cost and why they charge what they do are those that have something to hide.
We’ve always been upfront that we aren’t going to be your cheapest option but that’s because you’re investing in top quality and service when you choose Carruther’s. And, as we said early on, you tend to get what you pay for in life.
The bottom line? Shopping on price alone is always a dangerous prospect. If you’re looking for the best commercial landscape management, it’s worth doing your homework and choosing a company that is going to get you the results and service you’re seeking.