License is it a must have !?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Ramone, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Ramone

    Ramone LawnSite Member
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    Do u have to be license to bid on commerical contracts ???
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Define license.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Licensed to do what?
     
  4. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    To just mow, NO not that I know of. Unless its some kind of local thing. Chemical application is a "Must have license"
    The only thing that I know of is most commercial accounts will asked you to show proof of insurance (general liability).
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't need a license to do commercial, but you will need to be insured, I can almost gurantee that. $1 million in general liability coverage, for me, is $355 a year, it's not too expensive at all.
     
  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm thanking god that WI (for use in SE) is passing a law that you can mow all you want without a license but even before you touch shovel to dirt for anything landscaping you must be licensed with a minimal of 3 employees.
     
  7. Ramone

    Ramone LawnSite Member
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    THAT'S MY BAD I WAS TAKING ABOUT MOWING
     
  8. Ramone

    Ramone LawnSite Member
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    THANKS THAT'S NOT TO BAD AT ALL I HAVE TO CHECK IN TO THAT . I'M THINKING ABOUT GOING COMMERCIAL
     
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    depends on the customer...i have had residential people ask for a business Lic before....

    you need to ask the Prop manager or owner what their recquirements are.

    Insurance and WC will always be a must have....
     
  10. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just get the full license package you won't regret it.
     

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