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Blmtlandscapes
03-18-2009, 06:30 PM
What do you guys do if you win a bid for commercial or high end residential but shortly after there is severe weather such as an ice storm that adds a lot of branches and debris making the spring cleanup a lot harder. Is there a clause in your contracts that covers extra work during extreme circumstances, do you contact the person who approved your bid and explain to them there will be an increased price? thanks

Think Green
03-18-2009, 09:44 PM
We state it in our contracts, that any natural act of "GOD" and or Nature that is out of our control, will be subject to price increases. Excess limbs and twigs or misc. trash will be charged accordingly and fees will apply. The customer is notified before the work is done for the extra costs.
We offer an incentive to all customers who will help us keep their lawn clean....

IRRITECH
03-18-2009, 09:59 PM
Is there a clause in your contracts that covers extra work during extreme circumstances, do you contact the person who approved your bid and explain to them there will be an increased price? thanks

Yes, and no

openbook
03-19-2009, 02:02 AM
That's a good point. What about customers who don't do any tree pruning and you are always picking up dead branches?

meicher806
03-19-2009, 11:50 PM
We state it in our contracts, that any natural act of "GOD" and or Nature that is out of our control, will be subject to price increases. Excess limbs and twigs or misc. trash will be charged accordingly and fees will apply. The customer is notified before the work is done for the extra costs.
We offer an incentive to all customers who will help us keep their lawn clean....

yup thats what we have


That's a good point. What about customers who don't do any tree pruning and you are always picking up dead branches?
start charging them, they will pay, or they will pick them up, or they will have you prune the trees. Make sure you notify them of any new charges, before hand