I have been reading the blogs on this site for a while and I am wondering if someone can offer some advice. For 2 years I have worked for a large national preservation company. My score was good, I had a good relationship with them (so I thought) but just like that they let my company go... When asked for details, i received different answers, but basically it was because I didn't fix a handrail in an FHA property. I've done many hand rail jobs for this company, among other projects, so they know that I know how to handle something like that. I know this sounds crazy but this pretty much sums it up. Unfortunately, I put all my eggs in 1 basket, I worked for this company 7 days a week, 12 - 18 hour days, they often asked me for favors because other vendors were not doing their jobs. I'm now looking for other national companies and I'm not getting any answers or work, it's been about a month. I'm also afraid that any new company will call my previous company for references and I have no idea what they will tell them. Has anyone been in this kind of situation and can anyone offer any advice on Property Preservation companies that are hiring? I'm in Illinois.