Making a contract to get payed 12 mouths a year

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 0money, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to Est. how much to charge on a contract for a year ?So i can have money threw the year and not scare off the coustomer
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many times per year you will service them, add in fert., trimming shrubs, etc. if they want that too, add it all up, divide by twelve, that will be their monthly payment.
     
  3. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
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    How do you know how maney times to servise them if they want it cut every weak or twice a mounth. Becouse the cutting season could start late,start early,end early,or end late
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    You'll just have to make an educated guess on number of cuts. If you've been doing them for a few years you should have an idea. If you guess wrong you can always adjust it for the next year.

    Don't you cut most of the year in Florida anyway?
     
  5. 0money

    0money LawnSite Member
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    why do you thaink people scare so easy when you ask them to sighn a 1 year agreament when they end up paying more by the cut
     
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Around here, every weekers are 36-40 cuts/year.

    Ten dayers are 30-32 cuts/year

    Two weekers are 26 cuts/year
     
  7. Earthcare Management

    Earthcare Management LawnSite Member
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    Just started out in North Florida. I am trying to land some commercial accounts. Does anyone have a "sample contract" they can email me.
    Thank you. :help:
     
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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