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Lost 350 lawn contract!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1brilord, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. 1brilord

    1brilord LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Well just wanted to announce that I lost a contract between $50k-$100k. I hope everyone else is having an awesome day like me! I don't even understand why. This was a contract for 350 lawns at $17 a lawn with a non profit organization. The lady had basically inferred that I had the contract over the last 6 months. My company did some routes for this organization last year but was going to do all of them. I may sue in civil court but have not decided yet. I basically built my company and hired new employees based on this contract and this company breached the contract and went with another vendor leaving me high and dry. Any business ventures that I did due to the contract should be reimbursed due to the breach. In tort law this is what usually is done. Anyways pitty party for me.
     
  2. Loy's Home Services  LLC

    Loy's Home Services LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Sorry man, that sucks. Take 'em to the cleaners for damages, loss of revenue and everything else. Good luck.
     
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Yeah, that does suck - stuff like that makes it easy to get discouraged. But, do whatever you think you have to, if that means going to court, do it.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Make sure her signature is easy to read on this signed contract when you present it in court.
     
  5. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    Why did they go with someone else? Did they give a reason? That really sucks :confused:
     
  6. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    ya that sucks, but unfortunately thats life. Hope everything works out.
     
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I know what your going through! We bid a 35 unit condo complex and the guy that was on the "Landscaping/Grounds maint." board, who we sat down with and hashed out everything with said he liked us and said things looked good. I found out this guy had no vote in who they awarded their bid to,wtf! So you guessed it...no condos for us. It wasnt a 50k account but real close.:cry:
     
  8. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 378

    That does suck, but did you have a contract with her and when was it suppose to expire?
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Only 17 bucks a lawn? Maybe she's doing ya a favor. Explain the situation further please.
     
  10. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    A little more info would be nice.:waving:
     

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