need some advice on renewing a contract

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scott in the soo, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    i have this awesome commercial account that pays well with very straightforward work.. i have had the account for three years now,, the problem is that each year they forget to call and it is always me having to chase them down, getting stressed and worrying if they have found someone else. by the time i get the o.k it is usually the start of june and the grass is usually a foot high...

    i thought of sending them a letter after the final cut this year stating that cutting will resume in may of 2005 unless otherwise told. is this a good way to go about it or is there something else i should be doing to secure the business before next spring..

    keep in mind that the business is a tube mill who probably don't even know they have grass. i'm sure they other things to worry about..

    help..
     
  2. WigginsLandscaping

    WigginsLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Yes. I would start there. I would even try to get them on contract if possible so that the money keeps rolling in. I truly believe that they would rather not be bothered with it personally. Put them in like a 3 yr agreement so that neither has to be concerned about it.
     
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    How about an adendum to their contract that renews the contract automatically every year unless they notify you in writing at least 60 days before it is set to renew.
     
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Mo Green has a great suggestion. I dont do contracts, but this year I am going to send a letter at the end of the season telling them I am going to renew their services, unless otherwise told.
     
  5. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    I would do that but then bout a month before start up make sure to send a friendly reminder just in case something happens like a new peson is put in charge of hiring grounds maintenance. This way you just don't show up after the long winter break and find you are no longer needed because of something stupid.
     

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