Service agreements

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kaufmaninc, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. kaufmaninc

    kaufmaninc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Do y'all write your own or have you gotten a template from somewhere? I'd be interested to see.
     
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    write my own. only u know how u want to run your agreements
     
  3. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 63

    i took about 10 (mostly from searching this site for hours) and re worked them to how i wanted it to read.
     
  4. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    I have taken a 4 page contract written by a lawyer and a couple written by local comanies (friends in the buisness) and developed my own. I have reworked them about six times. You think you're finished and then one day while out working you will think of something else that needs to be in there.

    I use a "Contract" for my commercial accounts. It's longer and more detailed.
    I use a "Maintenance Agreement" for my residential accounts. It's not as long and seems to not scare people away as much.
    I hope this helps.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Made my own template and customize it as needed. BTW, if you write one up by yourself, have an attorney look at it too to make sure it's ok.
     
  6. kaufmaninc

    kaufmaninc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    Woud anybody be willing to share?
     
  7. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    would any one else like to share there tempaltes that they made
     
  8. KirbyKLC

    KirbyKLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Send me an email and I will share my basic template privately if you are still interested.
     
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Just do yourself a favor & keep it short & sweet. Try to keep it to 1 page. List your services, prices, and payment terms. Make sure you include late fees and how returned checks are handled. Also make sure there is a cancellation clause, and if you'reconcerned about increasing fuel costs,a fuel escalation clause. I know its important to dot i's & cross t's, but I've seen some guys w/ multi-page contracts and they are not only forboding, but also very confusing:dizzy:

    Bob
     

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