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Rural areas and bridges burned.............

Has anyone in rural areas noticed that most companies have burned through every available contractor in the last year or so and are DESPERATELY trying to get work covered? It seems as though the requests keep coming in the last few months. Been fielding a lot of calls and emails for at least a year now and Craigslist is nuts! Here is one of my favorites from last year. I usually don't put much effort in a reply but it was raining this particular day. They wanted a grass cut that would have been a trip charge anyways as the 1st week of May there is still snow on the ground where this was at. Cubicle minds back east cannot comprehend that my county alone is the size of Connecticut!

Sent last May to a national in Tampa:

Per your request here is why i will NOT cover a bi-weekly grass cut IN MY COUNTY. #1, My county of Flathead covers 5,256 Sq Miles, To put this in perspective for you in Tampa, This would be the same as Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Oceola counties combined. This would be like you driving from Tampa to Bartow for a grass cut. In my county we have just under 92,000 people, For the 4 counties i listed by you, the population is over 3 MILLION people! A grass cut in Bartow from Tampa would be doable as where your at you could pick up 20-30 more along the way. I MIGHT be able to round up 2 or 3 here. I hope this helps you understand my position. My bit to complete still stands at $135 and NO DISCOUNT.

You know what i heard from them??? CRICKETS!!

When Fannie Mae took over the property last fall the grass was 4 feet tall................................:icon_rolleyes :
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Our CL is blowing up as well. There are literally 8 different ads a day, all with the same rhetoric. "We are a large, established preservation company" yada, yada, yada... I have spoken to the few other guys in my area and we are all aware of the scumbags running these ads and won't work for them. Even SG has jumped into the mix lately. It will be an interesting spring.
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Same here...SGP AMS and MCS all have companies in California advertising in our area...I've spoken to a couple...three weeks later I'll get an email or call saying sure wished I'd have listened to you...

One thing I'm starting to see is...as more and more share information it is becoming more and more difficult for the dingbats to recruit...

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I am too in a rural type county, its all the same. Advertising for grass cuts that only pay $25.00 flat and they want 20 pictures, a ruler and you to travel 50+ miles. I love the tricks they use..."uhh you can bid work while your there"...Ya right I can and of course never get any bids back....or my favorite..."your bid for 15,000 to replace a roof has been reduced to $500.00 per fnma" ...Ill stick with my Five Brothers who actually pay real good for lawns and you can keep hiring bozo's to mow for chump change. Has anyone ever noticed ALL the lawns in rural areas are NEVER cut. I took over some lawns for a regional (I know but It was the end of my season) and every one was 4ft tall, even in the cities! I would be a happy man if I could actually get all the lawns in my county and actually be be paid well, thank god I did not choose this profession as a career, I would be dead by now! For me this is a side job, work or not, I still have my own business to work.
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Our CL is blowing up as well. There are literally 8 different ads a day, all with the same rhetoric. "We are a large, established preservation company" yada, yada, yada... I have spoken to the few other guys in my area and we are all aware of the scumbags running these ads and won't work for them. Even SG has jumped into the mix lately. It will be an interesting spring.
I got the "large established company" line from a guy up here. So I talked to him for a bit and it turned out he worked for safeguard. I asked him how he dealt with the chargebacks. His response was "chargebacks? We do things properly so they have no reason to charge us back" uh hummm........ Surprise surprise I ran into him 6 months later and he can barely pay his subs due to chargebacks.
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I noticed the same stuff.every national has been threw every available sub in any given area and the full time contractors won't get out of bed for 25 a cut.lets not forget edge, weed, blow etc.
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