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Standard snow Contracts

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by dtryan, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. dtryan

    dtryan Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I run a lawn Care and grounds maintenance company in Delaware. We get snow here, but can go all winter with no more than a dusting. I am bidding on a grass contract for next year, with a neighborhood civic association, and they asked if I could do plowing as well.

    I have equipment, and the time, but have never plowed under contract. My question is, How do you structure a snow plowing contract in an area where snowfall is a crap shoot? Do you charge a flat retainer fee, with charges per plow based on snowfall? If so, what are you all charging for retainer?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Danny Ryan
    TurfTamers Lawn Care
    Newark, DE 19711
     
  2. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    My suggestion to you would be to consider joining SIMA


    www.sima.org

    There is a wealth of information within the group and there are sample contracts available.