Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Contract for Job??

General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Posts: n/a
Cool Contract for Job??

I got a job for removal of rocks and trees around the home and I got another for building a landscape waterfall. I have a regular mowing contract for services that are recurring. But I am getting calls for 1 time services for a specific project. I gave them the bid proposal sheet and now what?? Do I have to make a contract for the work I am doing on a one time basis? Yes right. So I am having trouble making one up that is easy to read and not complicated. I was wondering if anyone has a template for 1 time service contracts. Is that what it is called. Is it a contract or just an invoice. Remember Im new and was not expecting more calls for one time services. Please Help!!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator

Old 03-16-2009, 12:55 AM
lawn-guy's Avatar
lawn-guy lawn-guy is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 97
Rep Power: 7
lawn-guy is on a distinguished road

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
something as simple as this should work

The Below Document is to serve as a legal binding service contract between_________________ and _____________________. On this ____day of____________20__ both above parties agreed that_________________ will proved a service in the form of____________________________________
__________________________________________________ ___________ at the location of _________________ for the amount of_________________

both parties have agreed to these terms and they shall be considered a legal contract.

Customer__________________________date____________ _

contractor_________________________date___________ __

granted this isnt very fancy but it should cover you in case anything happens
<a href="">
<img src="" border="0">
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 04:51 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough

I had my lawyer do one up for Landscaping so I can't post it, I can make a few suggestions including a google search:

Be very careful on offering a fixed quote, when you start removing rocks, what you see is not what you get, it's what's under the soil that can cause you a headache, therefore I have a clause that the quote is based on X hours to do >>>>>>>> however should we run into the unforeseen all changes will be discussed with "Homeowner"

Need lots of insurance for tree removal, need a clause that should any damage be done to a structure that was beyond your control during removal, you will not be responsible. Sometimes root systems can be in and around the foundation, be careful.

Put a line that your estimate includes X loads of removal, should the job require removal beyond this estimate a rate of $XX.XX per load shall apply.

Owner has to be responsible for soil to replace product removed, replacement soil shall be screened etc. what you don't want is a load of junk fill, and what I mean by that is fill full of clay, larger rocks etc.

Those are a few things that come to mind. Estimating landscaping is desperate hard, at least where I live due to granite, very heavy clay content etc. I stick to a per hour rate with an estimate of X hours.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 09:06 AM
Posts: n/a

ok thank you. We are not removing huge trees, just small ones in the way front of the yard far from the house. But I will take that into consideration. Ok thanks
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What should I pay for this contract? Mr Greenthumb Starting a lawn care business. 11 03-16-2009 04:28 AM
contract moseley creek General Talk 1 10-24-2007 05:26 PM
Low Bid, no contract tiedeman General Business Discussions 2 05-30-2007 10:00 PM
Estimate to Contract Apex Lawn 2003 Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 01-30-2006 12:44 PM
Contract F.A.Q.'s Steve Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 0 02-23-2004 10:31 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
honest opinion please
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
Today 09:55 AM
by donslawns
17 2,361
What am I looking at...
09-14-2015 03:51 PM
Today 07:54 AM
by mowandblow1980
27 826
Pressure Washing Like a...
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 10:53 PM
by SGL1
13 3,269
What have been your best...
09-29-2015 01:24 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by Chilehead
11 302
starting organic...
10-04-2015 12:22 PM
Yesterday 05:05 PM
by Steve
1 59
Hi from Soggy Virginia!!
10-05-2015 12:47 PM
Yesterday 05:01 PM
by Steve
1 46
organic fertilizing and...
10-05-2015 07:24 AM
Yesterday 04:59 PM
by Steve
1 50
Stump grinding
09-18-2015 06:49 PM
Yesterday 04:58 PM
by Steve
10 437
Leaf cleanup flyers?
08-04-2009 10:15 PM
Yesterday 07:52 AM
by biglee
23 6,067
Credit Cards - What's in...
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
Yesterday 06:55 AM
by Just for Cuts
8 2,452
Hello Everyone!!
L&L Lawn Care
09-22-2015 07:33 PM
10-03-2015 12:10 AM
by lxarth
7 275
Hello from Houston Texas
10-01-2015 10:21 AM
10-01-2015 09:29 PM
by Steve
2 87
Fall aeration /...
09-08-2015 09:37 AM
10-01-2015 05:34 PM
by lxarth
2 367
Hi from Illinois
01-02-2015 08:46 PM
09-30-2015 09:57 AM
by lxarth
6 1,249
How often to report...
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
09-29-2015 11:01 PM
by Steve
1 97
Hello From Michigans U.P.
09-28-2015 03:48 AM
09-29-2015 10:58 PM
by Steve
3 140
Sample commercial bid
09-02-2015 06:02 PM
09-29-2015 01:19 PM
by lxarth
2 2,639
Your 2015 summer review.
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
09-28-2015 06:19 PM
by Steve
24 3,221
The New Guy
09-27-2015 01:39 PM
09-28-2015 06:16 PM
by Steve
1 115
How would you approach a...
09-27-2015 05:15 PM
09-28-2015 06:15 PM
by Steve
1 136
Hello from Wisconsin
09-22-2015 04:15 PM
09-27-2015 08:44 PM
by SGL1
2 175
Needing a website built
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
09-27-2015 06:22 PM
by CLB454
13 5,254
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-26-2015 05:38 PM
by mowandblow1980
1,234 414,273
Hello Everyone!
09-24-2015 08:04 PM
09-25-2015 11:10 PM
by Steve
1 161
Drones,what's your...
09-08-2015 11:04 AM
09-24-2015 11:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 499
Mid Michigan
09-22-2015 06:34 PM
09-24-2015 07:52 PM
by RonSonlawncare
5 207
Hello everyone!
09-22-2015 11:13 AM
09-24-2015 06:55 PM
by jrs.landscaping
10 364
SCAG Tiger Cat Deck Lift...
09-13-2015 11:40 AM
09-18-2015 09:03 PM
by rower30
10 445
17 tree stumps
09-11-2015 05:31 PM
09-17-2015 04:08 PM
by Steve
9 449
What would you charge?
09-11-2015 06:34 AM
09-16-2015 02:20 PM
by ZZK
6 548
Gutter cleaning
05-31-2015 03:16 PM
09-16-2015 01:33 PM
by Steve
7 931
carburetor adjusting tool
09-09-2015 05:35 PM
09-14-2015 09:34 PM
by SGL1
13 546
When to use a retaining...
09-13-2015 11:56 AM
09-14-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
1 271
Hi everyone from...
09-12-2015 11:32 AM
09-14-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
2 299
best way to.....
09-02-2015 11:35 AM
09-08-2015 10:04 AM
by Steve
6 2,639
SCAG Tiger Cat DECK...
08-24-2013 10:07 AM
09-08-2015 09:47 AM
by Steve
19 7,762
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy