need some advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nboeger4, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. nboeger4

    nboeger4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    So I'm going to be going out of town for a week at the end of June. I'm a smaller operator that just has one mow crew and some part time landscape help. I have a guy that's got a bigger company then mine and he said he would be willing to mow about 20-30 of my weekly residential customers. He would be using all of his equipment, trucks, trailers. What percentage do you guys think I should pay him? I have an idea of what I'm thinking but I want some other opinions. Thanks
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,731

    Pay him whatever you get. That is what I do. He is using his equipment and his gas. You are lucky to have somebody you can trust to step in for you.
  3. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Absolutely, give him 100%, it is his mowers, fuel, time, etc. that is nice you have someone to help you out here and there. That would be nice to have that option if I got behind or couldnt do it for some reason. Now, if he was using your equipment and truck, I would give him like 50 or 75%.
  4. nboeger4

    nboeger4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    alright thanks guys. im going to be talking to him soon to get everything worked out.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I personally wouldn't let anyone touch my customer's lawns
    unless I knew the person real good, I'd rather chance losing
    customers over it not being cut lol

    Sorry to be this way.

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