I need more jobs like this one:-) very rare to get

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by FLAhaulboy, May 11, 2011.

  1. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Had a older gentleman call me yesterday, asking if I was willing to drop a few oak trees on a vacant wooded area about 20 ft from his two story home. He just wanted me to put em on the ground, not cut em up. So, I went by today. Three of the oaks were about 15" diameter & leaning away from the house, three lil oaks under 7". I quoted him $110 & told him I would assume NO liability whatsoever if the trees were to fall back on the house etc, he said no problem. I cut all of them down in about 10 mins (with my Stihl 066) & even cut some of the logs up a bit. He paid me the 110 & gave me a $50 tip! $160 for ten mins work, boy he must of wanted those trees cut down bad:clapping: Just another rich client willing to give out extra $...MY favorite kind of customer!

    Then a neighbor came out & wants me to trim her trees tomorrow :clapping: again!
  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    you cut trees on a vacant lot... hope that was owned my your customer!!
  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    better be careful trying to waive liability. You and your customer can say or agree to whatever you want. The insurance company WILL come after you if you drop a tree on a house. Insurance policy with proper tree coverage or you personally would be their target.
  4. the_bug_guy

    the_bug_guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    u got workmans comp for a tree service? pretty expensive unless u dont have insurance

    KINGMADE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    If he is a one man crew, I do not think he needs it. Back in the day in Georgia atleast, you did not have to have workers comp till you got above 3 employees. Yeah I understand he is not in Georgia.
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Florida's workers comp is the same as Georgia in the fact 3 employees and under doesn't require Workers Comp. BTW the Owner counts as an Employee. 7 years ago when I last had employees workers Comps comp was 12.3% Mowing worker and 12.9% landscape install or irrigation. Any time you put a shovel in the ground the rates go up. Today I am told Workers comp has dropped to 4.3% for Landscape install workers.

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