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Old 09-27-2012, 10:13 AM
C Jovingo Landscaping C Jovingo Landscaping is offline
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Looking for Fert & Squirt in Canton, OH! Have some questions.

Have had several current clients (5 of 15) ask me if I do apps. They were interested in me doing for next season. I also plan on going fulltime next season & would like to sub any apps out from any new clients that want full service. I don't want to jump into apps right away with certifications/license & additional insurance.

Is there a standard protocol for app rates between LCO & Fert & Squirt Co, when the LCO gets billed for the apps? Like...does LCO get better app rate for providing multiple jobs. Is there a % that is added to the rate by LCO when billing client?

If your in my area (Canton, OH) & interested in doing my apps, PM me.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:28 PM
C Jovingo Landscaping C Jovingo Landscaping is offline
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Bump! If you do apps for LCO or are LCO that subs out apps, let me know how it works in your situation . You don't have to be from Canton to reply. Just want to know if I sub out apps, how does the whole thing work?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:00 PM
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I am in NE Ohio, not far from you. I do a handful of apps for another company and I bill them (although I am required by law to leave certain info at the property that I am applying). I believe that they up charge on the cost to the customer but I do not know for sure or what amount. I am not crazy about the idea though because as far as that side is concerned it is my reputation on the line. I don't want to be known as over-priced.

My charges to them are my standard charges. I do not give a price break for them to make money off of my labor and my materials. I have worked hard to come up with good price points and they are what they are. I do fertilize the two owners yards as well. I think the benefit for them is they are able to offer full service to these customers that are looking for that. Also, I do offer full service lawn care and they know that I will not compete with them for their mowing. I just do the fert/squirt and aerating services. They don't push to offer these but when they are asked, they contact me. It seems like both sides are happy.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:13 PM
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Thanks, that's the kinda info I'm lookin for, cuz I have no idea. So doing apps for another LCO, would you prefer to bill the client direct? Where are you from? On cell can't see your location.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 PM
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Sorry I haven't responded until now. Been super busy!

I am from the Akron area. I service from Medina to Stow to Tallmadge, Akron, Green, N. Canton, Uniontown, Hartville...

I would prefer to work directly with the customer for multiple reasons (better customer relations which will help in several areas like a better relationship, dealing with potential lawn problems, additional services like seeding, aerating; easier for accounting and record keeping; simpler billing, etc.), but like I said I do bill another company for some jobs that I do for them. I would rather that than not have the customer so all is well.
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