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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mindset063, Mar 24, 2006.
here is my residential agreement. let me know what you think.
Looks pretty good from where I am sitting.
Looks good now will they all sign it,seems like a high late fee probally not though.
what about fees for double cutting and bagging?
"position so that the mower blades will not destroy them"
I would change this to read "position so that the mower blades will not come into contact with them"
Looks good so far. A few minor refinements are in order as you grow. Just make refinements as you learn and what works for your customers. Good Luck!!
I plan to bag clippings on all accounts. However, good point about double cutting. Sprinkler head tip was a great one too. Changes will be made. Thanks for the input!
if a landsscaper handed me that to sign for weekly maintenance i would shred it up and never call them again. I would sign a contract for a large job where im spending a few thousand minimum on an install or pond etc...
I dont understand how anyone uses contracts.. You should be giving perfect service everytime at a reasonable price so customers have no reason to leave. No customer will leave you to save $3 a week for a mexican crew if u do the job right ...they will leave because your service was nothing special so i might as well save money
98% of our customers return every year with no contracts the other 2 % is because they move or we decide to stop servicing there lawns.. When customers are like "i like the estimate send over the contract" and we go " We dont work with contracts and you are free to cancel at anytime because we know youwill be happy" customers are probably like thats some confidence they must do a good job
and u mean to tell me even if there sprinkler head happens to be jammed up one day and you cut it up.. that you wont spend $4 to buy a new one and risk getting a customer angry?
i know a lot of companies refuse to fix them and i find it absurd and cant wait to have your customers call me to cut there lawns lol jk
sometimes i dont understand how people stay in business for so many years the way they run there businessnot just the landscaping world but in my other business's im only 21 and see something new everyday that shocks me
all of our customers sign contracts. for one it looks good for the bank and 2 it protects the customer as well as you. noone ever said you will force them to the terms on every instance. a contract has never prevented us from obtaining an account. the biggest thing is that they trust you and you live up to your part of the terms.