From Rick in Wis. To bond or not to bond?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rhalverson, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. rhalverson

    rhalverson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Gentlemen,
    I'm starting up this year and really appreciate all the great feedback I've gotten from those of you who are currently practitioners of this fine art. I am now getting the last of my ducks in a neat little row and as part of that process, I had assumed that I should get bonded, as well as insured. However, my insurance guy asked me who was requiring me to get bonded. I'm confused. Doesn't everyone get bonded? How do customers feel about this? How do you guys feel about this? It seems to me that customers would have a lot more confidence in me if my ads, businesss cards, etc. said "Bonded, insured." Yes,no?
    What say you who know of such things?
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    I'm not bonded and currently don't see a need to ever become bonded. We carry 1 mil in liability insurance and that is what most commercial businesses and residential clients are interested in. I've never had anyone ask if we were bonded.
     
  3. rhalverson

    rhalverson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Wells,
    Thanks for your feedback. No bonding good. Less outgo good.
    And hey, if you're ever in Milwaukee let me know. I'll buy you a beer.
    Rick
     
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    Sounds great Rick
    Thanks.
     

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