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surfsk869

LawnSite Member
Location
mass
i have recently started a small landscaping business and have been asked to perform a task that i am not capable of performing efficiently.that task is mowing a massive field that has grass/weeds about 3 feet tall. Thus, i figured i could give the job to a friend of mine who has a business that would be able to do the job. what is the usual procedure as far as payment goes? do i get a percentage of the job paid to me by the company i gave the job to?

thanks a lot
 

bullethead

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Texas
Sub it out to your friend. Ask him to give you a quote for the project, take his price and tack on 15-30%, submit your price to the client. Pretty simple.

If liability insurance is required, make sure your sub has it.
 

Focal Point Landscapes

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Macon Ga.
Bullethead is right , but if you add too much , the price may not be competitive and your client may get someone else to do it - I have a few trusted associates who don't compete with me directly and we pass work back and forth for mutual gain and benefit - many times we don't upcharge but in the long term we all benefit.
 
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