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My husband and I have started a preservation company but since we're new to the area, we aren't getting much work so we've decided to subcontract with other, more successful companies until people know us better and hire us directly. One of the companies we found is Audubon Alliance Co-- I have been trying to research them but there seems to be no information about them other than the fact that they applied for an LLC in FL (we're in KY). The owners name is Kory Tapp, but there's no website or any other way to contact them except email and a cell phone.
Looking over the paperwork they sent me, a lot of it is identical to another company I found-- wording, misspellings, and everything, the only change is to the heading.
Has anyone else heard of this company? Are they legit?
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My husband and I have started a preservation company but since we're new to the area, we aren't getting much work so we've decided to subcontract with other, more successful companies until people know us better and hire us directly. One of the companies we found is Audubon Alliance Co-- I have been trying to research them but there seems to be no information about them other than the fact that they applied for an LLC in FL (we're in KY). The owners name is Kory Tapp, but there's no website or any other way to contact them except email and a cell phone.
Looking over the paperwork they sent me, a lot of it is identical to another company I found-- wording, misspellings, and everything, the only change is to the heading.
Has anyone else heard of this company? Are they legit?
Not trying to be a smart a** but I think you have already answered any questions you might have about this "company".
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My husband and I have started a preservation company but since we're new to the area, we aren't getting much work so we've decided to subcontract with other, more successful companies until people know us better and hire us directly. One of the companies we found is Audubon Alliance Co-- I have been trying to research them but there seems to be no information about them other than the fact that they applied for an LLC in FL (we're in KY). The owners name is Kory Tapp, but there's no website or any other way to contact them except email and a cell phone.
Looking over the paperwork they sent me, a lot of it is identical to another company I found-- wording, misspellings, and everything, the only change is to the heading.
Has anyone else heard of this company? Are they legit?
where in Kentucky are you located?
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We're in Williamsburg-- Whitley County.
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We're in Williamsburg-- Whitley County.
Are you only doing the one County?
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No we cover Whitley, Knox, Bell and McCreary counties in KY and Campbell County in TN
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No we cover Whitley, Knox, Bell and McCreary counties in KY and Campbell County in TN
That is good news because based on your county population of under 40,000 people there would be absolutely no way to make a living doing this.

The key to vetting a prospective preservation company to work for is their pricing and their QC requirements. If you can meet the QC requirements for the price they are paying and the pay comes in like it is supposed to all should be ok. If not you know the answer.

The HUD, FNMA, Freddie guidelines are all pretty easy to find. A grass cut should on average pay 85-100 for a basic lot. You should get no less than 60% of that or it isn't worth doing. debris pays 50-40 dollars a cubic yard. If you aren't getting at least 60% of that you aren't getting enough.

I would avoid post conveyance work when working through a company. If you work direct it MIGHT pay enough to keep gas in a small weed eater but it won't put food on the table.

Not sure if this post was helpful or not just be extremely careful. Ask Audubon for a contractor or two who you can call and see how things are going for them?
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So pretty much we're getting screwed at $18/grass cut for an initial cut of the season so it's long and thick and takes hours? And Debris removal is $17/Cu. Yd....
We'd already kind of figured this out anyway since my brother in law does this kind of work up in New England and sent us a copy of his price sheet and it was more than double what we would be getting paid. Any ideas on how to find companies that are legit and pay a decent price? This guy seems to have work-- in 2 days he sent us like 20 work orders, we just can't get them all done because the lawns are so darn thick and it's been raining for 2 solid weeks...
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They have work because they can't find anyone else to do mowing for $18.
We charge twice the debris removal rate you posted and that is for regular customers.
KY and Tenn have plenty of rural property that brokers need maintained without going thru a middleman. You should be passing out some business cards right off the bat. Bet you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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So pretty much we're getting screwed at $18/grass cut for an initial cut of the season so it's long and thick and takes hours? And Debris removal is $17/Cu. Yd....
We'd already kind of figured this out anyway since my brother in law does this kind of work up in New England and sent us a copy of his price sheet and it was more than double what we would be getting paid. Any ideas on how to find companies that are legit and pay a decent price? This guy seems to have work-- in 2 days he sent us like 20 work orders, we just can't get them all done because the lawns are so darn thick and it's been raining for 2 solid weeks...
we used to run the entire state of Kentucky and we had very low volume in your area. I can't imaging those prices you quoted work well with all of that driving and low density?
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