Hey guys, So I've taken the plunge and formed my own company. I've started working with a landscaper friend in town who owns a S185 Bobcat and is too swamped with his maintenance contracts to complete the various lawn installs/ property renovations he is called to do. My friend and I have struck up a very informal agreement where he will "sub" me his earthmoving/ grading jobs so he can focus on his maintenance work. In turn I have access to his Bobcat for $200 a day (still have to work out insurance responsibilities) and he will deliver it for free. While the original agreement was that he would contact me as a sub on his jobss, due to his hectic schedule we have found that I am the one contacting the customer, visiting the site, calling suppliers, and generally arranging the job. In essence, I am the primary contractor on site, rather than the sub. My question to everyone here, is what "referral" arrangements do you have with fellow contractors? I understand that his advertising got the contact for the job, but how much should he really expect to receive for just passing a name and number on to me? I have a large $10k job right now that I am bidding out and my friend has asked for 30% of my profit. I was originally thinking that a max of 10% of my profit for his referral would be sufficient, if not too high already. While I don't want to ruin my relationship with my friend, I also need to make my own money to pay my bills and OH. Any thoughts?