Join Date: Aug 2014
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Just like all of the Nationals, it works for some companies, for others it doesn't. My guys have gotten leaf clean ups down to an art and can get up between 10cy and 20cy in 2-3 hours or less. I take my before pictures, they start on leaves while I do the winterizing. The little bit of profit I make from the wint pretty much covers the cost of my labor. I help them finish the leaves, then we roll out. If I get cut, my labor is still covered and I only did a little extra labor so I'm good with it.
It's really all in getting a feel for what the company will approve and what they will cut or won't cut.
I called from site for approval on some work recently. We knew if we didn't do it we'd get sent back and didn't want that so went ahead and did it. Luckily we got the approval in as we were finishing up. Got lucky but I was prepared to eat the loss to keep from having to return.