Found my next ex-customer

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,439

    when the average commercial account (i do a few regulars and have trimmed more than a few) is 60-90 days you might as well get the interest for being their bank. do a nice bit for a commercial maintenance co, job was june, check was written oct 1. sop with this guy as the accounts he has strings him for the same amount of time,
  2. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    while on the topic, do your invoices have due dates???
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,712

    They're due right now this very instant!!
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,439

    most of the locates i have are for individuals so they are cod, 10 days for known to me contractors others cod.

    i double or more for schools and commercial.
  5. Surf-Neck

    Surf-Neck LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 17

    Sounds like business is the same wherever you live.
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,979

    Good point, except it seems to me that some markets are doing better than others during "this time." I know my guy in the PNW is scrambling to keep not only his crew on, but himself! :cry:
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    As well with us, this is a much different situation then last year
  8. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    1. If I don't know you personally, we sign a piece of paper authorizing the work and explaining terms ( labor & parts), entitlement to estimate or waiver for agreeing to time and labor.

    2. Payable on receipt if I don't know you personally... receipt as in before I leave.

    3. You don't want all the work, just the work they'll actually pay for.

    Started a monthly maintenance job couple months ago. Big estate, 12 zones (manifold :laugh: not indexing) Guy comes out to nitpick and tie up my time every time we show up. Paid once, then late, knocked on his door asked for my money (didn't pay) & fired him on the 3rd trip.

    Had my wife look him up in the puter.

    Guy hasn't paid the mortgage since march, has a list of liens and judgments as long as a roll of Charmin butt wipes...

    And speaking of butt wipes FIMCO... The doc WAS an interior designer and wants to be the mother of my children :cry:
  9. Hey don't drag me into a sick joke between you and Boots.
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,712

    He can't get that photo of you on a bicycle out of his mind :rolleyes:

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