Maybe I need to explain it better. Could the situation work where he subcontracts you out to do this work for him? Yes it could. Is it a little more complicated? Yes.
What I was saying is if you offered to give him clients in his area and he referred customers in your area to you, then you wouldn't need contracts or work as subcontractors for each other. Just have some type of verbal agreement followed up by action, where you in deed refer clients to him and he to you.
Would you like to do this? Would this be better for you? Would he like to do this? Would it be better for him?
If it would, then maybe roll with that idea. If not, then do it as a sub contractor.
I just think a lot of these situations tend to not work because there are too many levels added too it. There are now two lawn care businesses involved with servicing one client and I think it is a potential for a problem. Like for instance, why isn't this working for him now with the other lco?
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Quote[/b] ]The guy that has been doing it for him has been getting kind of flakey and thats why they are looking for a new person to do it.
With something like this, you never know where the real problem is.
And I am just looking out for you in this situation. The more complex a situation gets, the more potential problems there are going to be with it.
Can you imagine having some lawn care business you didn't really know, be a subcontractor for you? Would that idea cause you to have some worries? How would this effect your company name? How would you maintain your level of quality? Would you still have to go to that property to inspect to see if they were doing the job you wanted?
Ask yourself what's the easiest way to deal with this? Present that way and then just roll with what's best for you.
Maybe being a subcontractor is going to be best for you, if so, try it out. But I did want to point out other options.
What's your view on this?