My residential agreement

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mindset063, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. mindset063

    mindset063 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    here is my residential agreement. let me know what you think. :drinkup:
     

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  2. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Looks pretty good from where I am sitting.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Looks good now will they all sign it,seems like a high late fee probally not though.
     
  4. marionlandscape

    marionlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    what about fees for double cutting and bagging?
     
  5. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    "position so that the mower blades will not destroy them"

    I would change this to read "position so that the mower blades will not come into contact with them"
     
  6. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 677

    Looks good so far. A few minor refinements are in order as you grow. Just make refinements as you learn and what works for your customers. Good Luck!!
     
  7. mindset063

    mindset063 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I plan to bag clippings on all accounts. However, good point about double cutting. Sprinkler head tip was a great one too. Changes will be made. Thanks for the input!
     
  8. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    if a landsscaper handed me that to sign for weekly maintenance i would shred it up and never call them again. I would sign a contract for a large job where im spending a few thousand minimum on an install or pond etc...

    I dont understand how anyone uses contracts.. You should be giving perfect service everytime at a reasonable price so customers have no reason to leave. No customer will leave you to save $3 a week for a mexican crew if u do the job right ...they will leave because your service was nothing special so i might as well save money

    98% of our customers return every year with no contracts the other 2 % is because they move or we decide to stop servicing there lawns.. When customers are like "i like the estimate send over the contract" and we go " We dont work with contracts and you are free to cancel at anytime because we know youwill be happy" customers are probably like thats some confidence they must do a good job
     
  9. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    and u mean to tell me even if there sprinkler head happens to be jammed up one day and you cut it up.. that you wont spend $4 to buy a new one and risk getting a customer angry?

    i know a lot of companies refuse to fix them and i find it absurd and cant wait to have your customers call me to cut there lawns lol jk ;)

    sometimes i dont understand how people stay in business for so many years the way they run there businessnot just the landscaping world but in my other business's im only 21 and see something new everyday that shocks me
     
  10. marionlandscape

    marionlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    all of our customers sign contracts. for one it looks good for the bank and 2 it protects the customer as well as you. noone ever said you will force them to the terms on every instance. a contract has never prevented us from obtaining an account. the biggest thing is that they trust you and you live up to your part of the terms.
     

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