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Old 07-16-2009, 05:23 PM
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are you guys BONDED??

was just speaking with a potential client and she asked me if i was licensed, insured AND bonded.

i'm licensed and insured, but i'm not bonded. was wondering if most of you are bonded.
i'm not sure why i would need to be bonded when i carry 2 million in insurance...
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:32 PM
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to answer your Q.... NO.

I was asked once and I told the Gentelman that we havent never had any kind of issue in that area..... as in if an employee steals from a homeowner.
he gave us the job
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:32 PM
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it was a strange question because it's a commercial property and there's nothing to steal. only thing i can steal is some blades of grass.
i was just wondering if its worth spending the money to get bonded.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:34 PM
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The homeowner doesn't know what bonded means. Call her bluff and say "why in the **** would I take a bond to cut your yard?"

edit: just saw the commercial comment. Some require it in a contract.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:45 PM
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I have only had one customer ask that. I said no I am not bonded but I did show her my insurance paperwork.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:55 PM
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I thought a bond only pertained to inside work.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:08 PM
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I thought a bond only pertained to inside work.
A bond is insurance that you will do what you promise. Think of a bail bond. Someone posts a bond and his held accountable if you fail to deliver.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:12 PM
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I have only had one customer ask that. I said no I am not bonded but I did show her my insurance paperwork.
If she wasn't signing a commercial contract, you should have told her that she needs to be bonded as well before you sign anything....then leave (because she's a pita and a moron).
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:18 PM
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why would they require me to be bonded tho.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:18 PM
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We have a contract with our State Dept of Transportation. We are bonded because we are required to be. A bond means the bond company will find some other contractor and pay for the work that has not been completed to be completed as according to contract specs. Trust me it is a nightmare of a process to get your company bonded.

Matt
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