Contracts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ACutAboveKevin, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. ACutAboveKevin

    ACutAboveKevin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    what do you guys put in your contracts. how do you work them. do you just do like a 22 week contract where you get paid reglardless of whether or not the lawn needs cut?
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Our contract are for one year and includes a certain total number of cuts. The customer pays a fixed amount per month for 12 months. Younger people like a fixed rate so they can set up auto payment types. And by stretching it across 12 months it lowers the monthly payments.
     
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    i just end them in december because i know grass wont grow afterwards so its a good end spot and start up when the customer wants to
     
  4. Isenberg94

    Isenberg94 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I'm located in NE PA and was wondering how many cuts per season do you plan on? I'd like to offer contracts next year, but want to have a good average number of cuts in mind before I do.

    Thanks!
     
  5. ABeautifulCutAboveInc.

    ABeautifulCutAboveInc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I personally, was tough the same method as ed2hess. I don't have nowhere even close to the expierence as he does, but somebody whose been in the business as long as he has is whose advice I would take. Remember, he lives in Texas and I live in Central Florida. Your in Zone 6, I know central florida is Zone 9. The grass damn near grows year around, it just slows down in Dec, Jan, and Feb.
     
  6. jeromet

    jeromet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    can you post a copy of a contract
     

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