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Boilerplate commercial work agreement

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Will explain a little more in another thread. Do any of you have a standard boilerplate agreement that I can use, for work on a commercial site? New building, lots wrong, long punch list, and they have called me to fix it. I am looking for a standard agreement form to email them (I can modify with my info) with my rates, expectations, and so forth. Much appreciated if I can use one. Thanks.
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you done a survey of the system?
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sure did. Will give an analysis of it this weekend. But I need some kind of agreement form to cover my ass. I don't typically work on commercial stuff like this, where I'm hired to fix everyone else's screw ups. Been quite a while. Should be fun though. First two wire system for me, and one zone ain't working. Pretty sure I found the issue though. Lots more to fix and add - flow sensor, rain sensor, indicator heads and flush valves for netafim zones.

    Anyone? Anyone?
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're going to do some investing, unless you have a clamp-meter already. What brand is the two-wire system?
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have a clamp meter, two actually. The valve in question most likely has the wrong decoder installed. Should be 17, when it is 16. Should be able to install the correct decoder, which they have there, or reassign this one. Hunter ACC system.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've re-done a couple of screwed-up Maxi systems, and could only estimate the scope-of-work. Will you take-on this site as part of your service clients? Does it have a remote? I really don't see how a boiler plate will do any good until you know what needs to be done, and even then, who knows? Did they call every sprinkler guy in Colorado Springs? That would be a tip-off. Good luck, I could be there in three days. :)
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    To fix the screw ups of fixing the screw ups?
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was referred by one of the top landscapers in town. The install company is from Denver. I think they were referred by the guy inspecting it, since i had worked with him on another project before. I am the only company they called, that I know of. No remote, but I may try to find someone with a Hunter remote, since a regular universal TRC/RM won't work. I may see if I can borrow from a supply house.

    I know what needs done, but some will be troubleshooting, so I can't give exact hours or dollar amounts.

    I'm just looking for an agreement form, that I can say we are charging $xxx per hour, with a man hour range estimate. I am mainly looking for the legal-eeze verbage to cover my azz if they try to stiff me.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    My accountant found me one. A lot of stationary shops have a file of contracts. Be carefull, those commercial types are slow pays.
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would contact an arbitration specialist dana, they do this type of work on contract basis'. you need the correct language for your proposal if i am following you right.
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