Sub-contracting question

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by TigerPops, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
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    5 percent off the top or 25 percent of the margin
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    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    TigerPop, where in NJ are you? If you guys don't have a contractor for the fence PM me and we could work something out.
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    1% to 5% is what I have done in the past and seen around. If you full out sold the job and handed it to your buddy with just a list of what needs to be done you could get 10%
  4. TigerPops

    TigerPops LawnSite Member
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    Pretty much I arranged the meeting, I was there when we all talked and discussed what needed to be done I wouldnt say I sold the job myself so I would be fine taking around 2.5 % and just giving him the job.
  5. TigerPops

    TigerPops LawnSite Member
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    You don't think 5% is too much?

    2.5 % off the top is what I was gonna throw his way. but this is my first time thats why I'm here lol
  6. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    You won't be tilling ivey I can promise you that, been there done that, bobcat with a harley rake.
  7. TigerPops

    TigerPops LawnSite Member
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    Plan is to spray it down like a day or two before, but idk yet if I leave the job to him and take the commission its out of my hands.. but he said he dealt with a property alot worse than this so I know he will figure something out if that dont work.
  8. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess I am worth more than you.:laugh:

    P.S. FWIW in the future work this out ahead of time. He may be thinking he just owes you a favor or he may be thinking he should give you 10%. Without working this out in advance one of you will almost always be disappointed. Since it is his contract...he probably won't be the one disappointed.
  9. TigerPops

    TigerPops LawnSite Member
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    Well we still have some time , the guy is most likely going to get 2 more estimates so nothing is set in stone, I will be having a talk with my buddy sometime this week. I wouldnt mind taking 2.5%, you might be in a different situation so I could understand if you want more.

    We will see when I sit down with him

    but thanks for the feedback

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