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Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 PM
jshardy jshardy is offline
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Non Compete

We are in the process of purchasing a smaller lawn maintenance company. Does anyone have a copy of a non compete contract that they are willing to share. Thanks
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:42 AM
Monroe74 Monroe74 is offline
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Non Compete

All thou non competes are nice on paper they are only for honest people. They aren't worth the paper they are written on. All he has to do is say he is working for his wife or son and he is back in the game. Consumers are free to go where they want.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:23 AM
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Ways to protect include not paying 100% for the client list. I would pay part up front, part in 6 months and part in 12 months based on how many clients stay with you.

I also think no raid / no solicitation is more effective. He can compete he just can not chase your clients. You can try non-competes but I would just try to keep him out of your service area by 10 miles for 2 years. People have a right to work and eat.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:30 PM
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Agree with Duekster. Non-Competes aren't really enforceable so look for other ways to accomplish the same thing
Servicevines is an outdoor marketplace where Pro's and customers meet and fall in love.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
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What about something for employees? Shouldn't they have to sign something that says they won't use my equipment and do side jobs with it or something along those lines...
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