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sub contracting work

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kyles landscape, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    see thats how you should do it like you said respect, i would never go out and give people jobs left and right with nothing in return but thats me. hopefullly you both can make alot off that property!
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    It's not a kickback if your earning the money!
  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    yes, we have a contract for each sub on every job. It specifies a number a things, most importantly that the sub carries workers comp for every representativee his company has/ on the job site, they take full responsibility for every representative they bring out. We use the word "representative" so that even if he sends his wife out to bring him a part and she gets injured, my insurance is not liable. The contract states other things such that we must approve any and all changes in design or materials. Spells out the agreed upon time frame and how delays caused by us, them or other subs will be handled.

    Payment structure is also spelled out in the contract. That all depends on the scope of the work and the contractor doing it. Some contractors get paid 100% at completion, some get 50% at delivery of materials and the rest at completion or draws as they continue to do the work. Others get a portion of the pay when they start and then get a percentage every couple weeks until we are paid in full.

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