Originally Posted by 123hotdog
I went to a mowing seminar a few years ago put on buy a guy in Ohio named Wayne Voltz. They went to service agreements on every account. Lost some but over all it bettered their business. I sorta adopted this policy. All my existing customers grandfathered in so to speak, but every new customer signs a service agreement, whether commercial or residential. Some won't sign and that's okay. The ones that do pay and pay on time and take me serious as a business and not the " lawn guy". This also allows me to weed out the dead beats.
Could you or one of the other guys post a copy of your agreements? I just completed my first season (did it without a service agreement), and I want to start using agreements next season...at least for new customers.