I know this has been discuessed but I couldnt find the thread. I have one customer that will not pay. He is no longer my customer and almost put my company under. He lives in a very nice house. Drives a nice car and wears flashy clothes. I did a spring clean up and two mows. I know this isnt a lot but I paid out $100 in dumping fees, $125 in employee fees, $20 in gas, $20 in materials. So I paid him to take care of his lawn. I figured he had money and he would pay. He kept pushing me to lay 5 pallets of sod and kept asking me why I hadnt. I kept pushing it back because he told me the check was in the mail. Then he said he only sends checks out on the first. Well its been the first twice and no pay. I sent him three letters stating he needs to pay and atleast he needs to pay the materials. I also explained to him I am a small LCO and if I would have done the larger job for him. (The sod was not all he wanted) he would have put me under. He replies every time. I will review invoice and put check in mail on Monday. If he doesnt have a response for me on Monday how to I go further. I know I have the right in TX to put a mechanics lien on the property but I dont have him as a client any more and I would also like to send him to collections. Any help will be great. I normally send letter after letter and show up to peoples houses. I save customers this way but there is no way I want this guy as a customer any more. He owes a total of about $400 with no late fees. I dont want to spend a lot recovering but I also do not want him to do this again. There are people in FTW that do this alot. They jump LCO every 2 months and never pay. I am not the one that would take the next step and put Round up on his lawn or drive through his lawn. That was me 3 years ago. So that being said any collection companies you guys use.