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Is this unheard of?????????

The Curious Porpoise

LawnSite Member
Location
New Jersey
is it unheard of to ask customers to sign a contract for leaf removal?? Leaf clean-up in my town is a giant mess, and i know i can make some serious cash hitting up my neighborhood. i live in the type of town that u need to do raking at least a few times throughout the fall season, because waiting until the last leaf pickup date (my town has 2 or 3 leaf collection dates) isn't really possible... all that to say, my idea was to create a contract stating that 4 (is this a good number??) evenly spaced leaf cleanups would be performed up and into december (so that by this time the bulk of the leaves have already fallen)... thoughts? previous experiences?
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
i asked in a previous post what part of jersey u r from. i will offer no advice till i get an answer
 

dishboy

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 6
bobbygedd said:
i asked in a previous post what part of jersey u r from. i will offer no advice till i get an answer


Oh come on Bob, Everybody is holding their breath waiting for your advise.
 

grasswhacker

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Lexington, KY
bobbygedd said:
i asked in a previous post what part of jersey u r from. i will offer no advice till i get an answer
I guess he doesn't want it that bad. :laugh:
 

DGM

LawnSite Member
Location
Ga.
Yes good idea if you can sell it and they will buy it then do it! Having a contract is good for a few reasons. For one you will know how much work you are adding to your schedule and what your gross is looking like for the season.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
Well, I don't think you have to worry about a "competition" thing too much. It's not like you can do all the mowing and clean-ups in Jersey. Anyway, a swervice agreement is not a bad idea. Atleast this way, you have ammo to be able to collect your money.
 

Howard Roark

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Texas
bobbygedd said:
i asked in a previous post what part of jersey u r from. i will offer no advice till i get an answer
There is a curiosity about the "Curious Porpoise".
 
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The Curious Porpoise

LawnSite Member
Location
New Jersey
bobbygedd, what county do u live/service in... lol, don't wanna show all my cards at once...

but back to the real reason for this post... has anyone ever used contracts for leaf cleanup? what type of things are specified in these contracts and how do u space out your services?
 
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