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What about subcontracting?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tinkerer, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Anyone ever subcontract mowing for another LCO? What percent of the total bill do you get. It would be nice not to have to deal with sales tax and billing.
  2. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Anyone anyone?
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    You don't plan on billing the contractor supplying you with the work?:dizzy:
  4. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    We have a flat rate for "fully" subcontracted deals (your insurance, your commitment, your equipment). In this case it pays 80% of net. 10% for marketing the lead and 10% for closing the deal is my fee for contracting the agreement.
  5. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Yep I would plan on my equipment, insurance, gas etc.
    Bill to the guy I sub for is less complicated.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    You have to be real careful here, some possible scenarios:

    - The customer gets charged too much, to cover the fees and the bs.
    > Then the guy subcontracting tries to do more and more of your work, cutting out an ever larger %
    - The subcontractor swipes the customer from you OR does other work for them.
    - You never get paid.
    - If both parties have to be there, or if you depend on them for something to get done by a certain schedule, forget it.

    etc, etc.

    This makes sense, you pay me 80% if I take care of one of yours.
    Now you'd have to put this out some kind of way, then it is my choice to accept it.
    Then YOU pay me.

    Not any other way around, otherwise there exist too many variables.

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