Sub-Contracting jobs

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TripleD'sInc, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. TripleD'sInc

    TripleD'sInc LawnSite Member
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    Do any of you sub-contract out work such as fertilizing, very large tree trimming, pest control (for yards), and large yard removal. How do you charge you clients, a certain percentage above what the sub-contractor is charging you? Or is it better to refer the service company to your client and stay out of the middle. I have sub-contracted a few jobs with no problems (yet). Also what liability is there on my part if something happens?
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you sub the work out YOU are responsable for the out come. Also make sure to get a copy of there ins. or you will end up paying for them when it come ins. audit time.
    If you sub the other contractor sould give you a price break for "getting" the work. This will be the mark up plus a few extra $$ that you will keep as profit. If you refer another company make sure they don't offer a service that your performing now or your leaving the door wide open to losing a customer.

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