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Contract Run time

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Theshoemaker, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Hello, i live in clevealnd ohio and want to get a few contarcts for next season. My question is for what months should i run the contracts?? oct-april, nov-march, etc. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    I'm not in your area but here mine run 11/15- 4/15, another option is first storm to last storm. GL
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Mne rund Nov.1st to Apr 30th if it snows in May I'll plow it.
  4. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    My contract says 11/15 to 4/15 and that it will be "on-call" outside of that.
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    I am the same as above. Once had to go out after and before the date. I love charging more for the not contract call outs.payup
  6. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Mine say one year from the date they sign, and then renews automatically every year unless they notify me in writing. If I change prices when the contract is up I have to notify them in writing. So in September I send out letters notifying them of what the price for the upcoming season will be, and if they want to cancel they must do so in writing. Most people would rather just do nothing and stick with us and pay the increase then write a letter canceling. Works out nice!

    Only exception is my annual accounts, those are all three year minimum contracts. But I do have a salt increase clause worked in those.