How much to use my fertilizer license

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by HacMan91, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. HacMan91

    HacMan91 LawnSite Member
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    I got a friend who cuts grass in another city. He wants to offer a fertilizer service to his 230 customers. He wants to use my license to get started until he gets certified. I figure this would be a 1 year commitment. He would be using his own business name but would only be working under my license. How much would you charge him for use of the license. Im weighing out the liability versus the money. Any ideas or advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    i would run away
     
  3. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So when you get caught and they take your license will he let you work for him? RUN AWAY aint nobody that good of a friend

    Another option might be that you go to his area and do the applications.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto Fifteen letters worth.
     
  5. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
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    The way you have it worded:
    "He would be using his own business name but would only be working under my license."
    Would not be legal in my state. You should check to see if that would even be legal before you go any further.
     
  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Why not you do the work, under his name....you would be a sub, then when he's licensed and ready to go he will take over.

    I assume this is what your asking...right?

    Here's how I handle some sub work

    1. take my prices and my program and I give a 5% discount

    2. If I agree to your prices and program , then no discount, no guarantee, no free service visits.
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    In My State if I wanted to help a guy out and let me work under my License. I must carry him on my payroll with Worker Comp and take taxes Etc. All work should be billed to my Licensed company name. I am responsible for any application he does. Meaning I pay the fine or lose my Certification should something go wrong. I am also responsible for his training. However if I keep records and can prove he worked outside the parameters of my training with out authorization, I am not liable he is. Case in point, I give Roundup training to certain employees. They have the same spray card from the state as other employees who do total spraying. But I do not authorize them to treat lawns. If they treat a lawn with out my authorization and mess it up I am not responsible. Now the I have to prove they acted with out my consent, this could be tuff.

    I am sure this works the same in every state. BTW any vehicle used to do Pesticides even to sell only must be marked with 1.5 inch high permanent lettering. No magnetic signs.
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    1.5 inch high permanent lettering. No magnetic signs.
    its gota be 3 inch up here
    i thought all u in gods waiting room had bad eyes and everything was in 6 inch tall letters
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dusty

    ROFLMAO You have been to God's Waiting Room during Snowbird season I see. Yes Eye sight is not the best here for sure. You only need to drive a few block in our traffic to make the above statement.

    One time I came across a Senior couple stopped at an intersection. He was out of the car standing under the street sign trying to read it. Neither could see the windshield but were still driving. That is but one story I could tell.

    BTW The inspector are young and have very good eye sight.
     
  10. HacMan91

    HacMan91 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys for the input, thats what was in the back of my mind. Hes 100 miles away so me doing the apps is not feasible.
     

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