Tips for Hiring a Collection Agency for Landscaping Companies

If you own a landscape and lawn care related business, you will quickly realize that some customers will have trouble paying the bill.

Many times, customers will call a landscaping company with a job that will total several hundreds, possible even thousands of dollars. Most landscapers will take on a new job with no deposit, complete the job, and then send invoice for the payment.

Most customers will pay the invoice quickly. What do you do when a customer writes a bad check or avoids paying the invoice?

When a customer is refusing to pay for lawn care services providing, you should hire a collection agency to collect on the payment.

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Is your business collecting debt from individual consumers or other businesses?

Collect from individuals consumers only
Collect from businesses only
Collect from individual consumers and businesses

Roughly how much debt are you looking to collect?

$500-$1000
$1000-$10,000
$10,000-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000 or more

Roughly how many accounts are you looking to collect from?

1
2-10
10-25
25-100
100 or more

On average, how long have the accounts been past due?

Less than two months
Two to six months
Six to 12 months
One year or more

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The benefits of using a Landscaping Collection Agency

1. Cash Flow– While you have overhead to your business such as employees, fuel, insurance, equipment, you need incoming cash to meet these expenses each week. If you performed work on a job and expected $1,000 of revenue, it hurts your business when you receive zero. A collection agency who can recover this money helps reduce this stress.

2. Customer Retention– While recovering the money owed is the number one benefit of using a collection agency, retaining the customers for future business is important as well. By hiring a collection agency with collections experience in the lawn care industry, you can expect them to handle your past due customers with respect. This can assist in the collection efforts and also preserving the customer relationship so that they will use your company in the future.

3. Time Management– Your time can be better spent on activities such as marketing, mowing lawns, training new employees, or even maintaining your equipment. These actions will directly result in your business growing and being more profitable. If you are spending precious hours during the work week chasing after past due customers, you are wasting time! By handing the accounts of to a debt collection agency, you will free up extra time to be more productive.

How to Find a Collection Agency

While it is quite simple for a customer to find a landscaping company, it does not mean they have found the best landscaping company, right?

CollectionAgencyMatch.com helps take the time and frustration out of trying to find a collection agency to help your landscaping company past due accounts.

We can help match you with a collection agency who has extensive experience in collecting on past due accounts within the lawn care industry. They will be licensed and bonded within your state so you know they are a reputable collection agency.

How much does a collection agency charge?

A collection agency does not charge any up front fee’s for the service they provide.

Most collection agencies work on what is called a contingency basis. The collection agency does not get paid until they are able to successfully collect the money owed.

If they are unable to collect a payment, you are not charge a dime.

For example, if you have 3 customers who owed you a total of $1,500. The collection agency may offer to collect it at a 30% rate.

After a few weeks, the collection agency is able to secure total payments of $1,000.

The collection agency will keep $300, while the Landscaping Company will keep the remaining $700.

The Landscaping company can take that $700 in revenue and invest it back into the business to grow it even further from revenue they would of likely never received if they never brought on the landscape collection agency.

Get a free quote now from a Landscape & Lawn Care Collection Agency

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Is your business collecting debt from individual consumers or other businesses?

Collect from individuals consumers only
Collect from businesses only
Collect from individual consumers and businesses

Roughly how much debt are you looking to collect?

$500-$1000
$1000-$10,000
$10,000-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000 or more

Roughly how many accounts are you looking to collect from?

1
2-10
10-25
25-100
100 or more

On average, how long have the accounts been past due?

Less than two months
Two to six months
Six to 12 months
One year or more

Contact Information





Tell us about your company




Tell us where you are located