Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by barefootlawns, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. barefootlawns

    barefootlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I dont know if this is the right palce for this but oh well

    When a customer asks you to do a service that your not set up to do do you tell them about a company that does that service or do you sub-contract it out?
  2. down size

    down size LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 78

    We have a network of companies we do business with. When a customer wants a service that I don't do I make a call and they work though me . And we do the same for them. The only way we turn down business is if thier to cheap!
  3. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    I would also sub it out to someone, but try to do with that person so you can learn whatever it is. But if its something you now how to do then just rent the equipment, these days they rent out just about every kind of equipment out there.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    If you sub out work you need a copy of there ins and wc papers or when they do your ins. audit at the end of the year your responsable for that person as if he an employee and your rates will be going way up
  5. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    If the job I can't do is part of the job that I can do, then I sub it out. If the job in whole is something that I can't do, then I refer somebody else.

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