Residential Contracts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Fwilamosky, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812


    I've edited my personal information from a recent contract. I've pretty much made my proposal into a contract by adding to it. Lots of copy and pasting to keep things easy. I also reuse proposals and contracts based on the type of work (just slight changes to personalize the new property. From $100/month to $1300/month is all about the same, just change to fit the property and what needs to be done. I try to break down the fees for residential, but not so much for commercial. Takes about 10 minutes to edit the whole thing. Note that I offer full service, and you will need to adjust for your business.

    Hope this helps some of you out there.


    BTW, I just reformatted my computer today, and haven't put Word back on yet. You will not be able to write over this file unless you know how to. I won't explain the method.

    Also,

    None of my proposals are given on site. I email each one in .PDF files. I use a program called Cute PDF writer to save them to PDF. This way they can't be edited, and I have a good communication trail through searchable email messages. If a customer doesn't use email, I really don't want to work for them (same if a customer doesn't leave a voice message), because I usually communicate after business hours.
     

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  2. terrabites

    terrabites LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Andy, this is great. I really appreciate it. Looks like you are doing pretty well with your business. I'd love to talk more "offline" about how you run your business, since we are in the same general area. I'm about as far NE of Atlanta as you are SW.
     
  3. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Sometimes I don't think you should spell too much out, what do you do when there's 5 days you service your client in a month, and you only stated 4 mowing in that month? Do you skip it? Makes no sense to me.. What if we have an unseasonably warm time of year, and you have to mow twice instead of the 1 time you stated....
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
  4. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812

    it works for us. We use ultra vac to bag clippings, so fast growth isn't a big deal. Weekly gets weekly--your right, sometimes there are 5 and we don't mind, because our income is secured. Customer retention is good with this plan.
     

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