hey newbie, good luck with the court thing, im pretty sure the whole "well we didnt get paid so your not gonna" BS wont fly in court. let us know how it goesI'm off to small claims court myself for a similar situation. Tried to pick up another regional and they are trying to screw me out of $5K. I've got all the work orders, plus my spread sheets, and every email/txt they sent me to show the judge. I can't wait to see what their excuse will be in court.
In the mean time I've since moved to SC and am starting up with a Client with a good rep tomorrow.
Put a lien on the property you serviced. Or, tell them you'll notify their clients of non-payment.As previously stated, a good demand letter is a good start. As well as review your contract, see if there is a lien clause in it. If not and you are done with the company a lien is always an option, doing this will force their client to put pressure on them to pay you. When we were starting out years ago we had to threaten a lien only once. Typically once you say you will contact their client they will cave.