Job deposit %

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What do you guys typically ask for.
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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can't legally get seed money in CA.
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  3. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    The customer pays in full upon completion of the job, and they have been walked through the system and taught how to maintain it.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto, on large sites, I'd bill every few weeks as my labor and parts added up.
    I never took a deposit, never believed in it. :waving:
  5. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Residential we get a 1/3 down

    Commercial just depends on the general contractor.
  6. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I get 50%, sometimes the customer only gives up 33% so when the materials are on the job site I require 66%
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  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    33%. Helps to cover the cost of materials. Also the client is now financially committed therefore they cannot change their mind.
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    In some states, contract law requires that money changes hands, so it is the deposit that cinches the deal.
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Only 10%. But a progress payment can be specified for when materials are delivered.
  10. hunterpreferred

    hunterpreferred LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    50%, balance due upon completion after the walk through

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