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Trying to help someone out

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by outdoor, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. outdoor

    outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    I have a neighbor that hepls me out every once and a while with my lawncare he has a few accounts of his own that he does.I have known the young man for a long time.He is looking to put his equipment to work two days a week after he is done with his own accounts. I have a pretty big account that takes exactly two 10 hr days to do lots of edging.He has done plenty of work for me in the past and i have never had to go behind him.The question i have he is gonna use all of his equipment and fuel and doing it solo like i do.He has done the account befor and it would give me some extra time to tweak a few extra things on some accounts.And i really want to treat him right he wants to be paid by the hour what you guys think i should throw at him?:usflag:
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Whats its worth to you!
  3. outdoor

    outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    i figured i would it least give him 35 hr
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Is he insured and are you gonna w-9 him or whatever sort of tax codes apply to your area? Its hard to say how much to pay him without knowing more details.
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Throw a rock at him.
  6. outdoor

    outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Yes he is insured and i will have to w9 him
  7. outdoor

    outdoor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    A big one or small one? or a boulder:hammerhead:
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,985

    Treat him like a illegal and pay him in cash
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    The information you gave us is useless to even take a guess. How about some facts?

    What does it cost you and hour to work this job?

    What are you charging the customer per hour for this job?

    What have you paid him in the past to do this job (I assume he was an employee and using your equipment)?
  10. land_scaper70

    land_scaper70 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Read all the other threads on what happened when someone tried to help out a neighbor and or friend. Keep friend / neighbors separate from business. It is your business name that he can screw or lose the account altogether. Is it worth it? Only you can answer that.

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