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Old 03-17-2007, 12:21 AM
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protocol for subbing

I'm about to call for my first sub tomorrow and need a couple pointers:

1) What is the standard procedure for asking for a sub?
2) What is the normal mark-up for myself?
3) Should I call a couple of subs to give the client different quotes?
4) I assume I need to be there when the subs talk with the client, correct?
5) Do I need to help the sub during their work?

That should just about do it...If ya'll have anything else you would like to throw in I'm all ears.

Thanks for your time....
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:59 AM
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just my 2 cent worth, i don't sub out work if i can't do it i reffer it to someone else and i don't mark it up, i have a few friends that speclize in certain things like tree service, landscaping, lighting, irrigation, etc. and they reffer work to me.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:06 AM
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got it...i don't think there is very much reciprocity in my area though...thanks though
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:13 AM
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In my opinion subbing should only be used if someone else can do it cheaper or better than you and you are afraid you might miss out on the contract if you dont bring in outside help. I also would only sub out work if the customer really insists on only dealing with one person (meaning you who got the original request for service), in which case marking up the subcontractors work is just fine because you will have to answer to the customer requests and concerns. Just make sure you really trust the sub!
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:15 AM
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My client has stated that she wants one person to handle all of her lawn care needs and I said I could take care of her....Now I just need to know the proper protocol to go about hiring a sub
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:17 AM
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We are playing with the way to handle it too, so I am goingt o monitor this thread. I dont have any advice for you yet.
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:02 PM
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IMO
1. just call whom ever tell them what you want done, maybe meet them at customers house to show exactly what you what.
2. whatever you think you can get away with i guess, i'm not real sure on that on.
3. as the customer wants you to take care of her, i assume you/she means just do the work and send her a bill in that case i would let who ever you trust to do a good job do it and not tell her the quotes.
4. if your the one handling it (same assumption as in #3) your basiclly the middleman the customers tells you, you tell the sub. but i would be there if/when they meet.
5. my best guess that would be up to you and the sub company, it would be a good way to learn other side jobs and i doubt the sub company would care they'll get paid the same either way
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:22 PM
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I was going to post this somewhere else but read this.
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:27 PM
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I was going to post this somewhere else but read this.
good info thanks, is that a state specfic thing or nation wide?
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