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must I have a contract signed

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rmpettit, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. rmpettit

    rmpettit Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm just starting out. I got a new truck for my lawn care business that has a plow so when MD finally gets some snow I would like to get out and do some driveways. I live in MD but got to school in VA so I can't get any contracts as of yet.

    I was curius about whether or not I need to have the people that I plow for sign some sort of document that says they are aware that there will be some scraping on their blacktop surfaces. I have no idea what kind of blemishes it will put on the pavement.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  2. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    If your doing just driveways and you personally know them & trust them to pay you, then that's up to you. Is that the way you do lawns to?

    I have residental & commercial sign a contract, document of some type
    mainly to help cover my a$$, and to clear up any misconceptions like:
    what inch increments to plow;2,4".

    You need to let your ins. co know you are plowing [unless you are rich and can pay for damages yourself]

    If you don't have plowing experience, you should find a contractor that has
    some big open lot commercial accounts [there are thousands in mont. co.]
    Then you can earn while you learn and make $50-100/hr