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Collection Agencies

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shades of Green LService, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    Do you guys reccomend any specific company for collection? Thanks
  2. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    yeah my cousin vinny down in Jersey, what ever you do dont miss your payments. lol
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I would be interested in this info also, The company I use has not collected anything for me yet...

    I can give you one that everyone will reccommend that I will say to stay away from. olddebts.com. They make you pre-pay, so you pay even if they don't collect, and they send 4 letters. Big Deal. A real collection company is paid only if they collect, and sends tons of letters and ,akes tons of phone calls until payment is collected. olddebts is kind of a rip off.
  4. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

  5. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    I have pretty good luck with old debts, took a few months but I got my money
  6. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I've had bad luck with olddebts.com. I think they're a waste of money.
  7. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    We don't let it get beyond one application, unless I personally know the client.

    We ......... don't service unless current.

    We do our own collections, face to face.
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,722

    I'm with ya! I don't let them get beyond 1 app behind unless they're an old customer I know will pay. They get a phone call and or a letter at 30 days past due. They get another letter at 45days. If I don't receive payment by 60 days I drop them like a bad habit.I don't have time to go to court and fight with people. I cut my losses. I'd much rather they be a headache for somebody else. So, I weed out the "chronic problems" along the way. There are a few that have balls that clank. When they call me and want me to come back. I usually tell them I require a prepayment check for any more service. That either straightens them out or sends them packing.
  9. Hogjaw

    Hogjaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    One more thing,.............I don't want somebody else representing our company.

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