The majority of my work orders come from Bank of America.
There is more to maintaining a property than cutting grass. Trees and bushes can damage houses and they make a easy entry ladder for rodents and bugs.
Many cities also have standards that the yards must meet to avoid citations In some southern CA cities you have to paint the grass green in the summer.
Most jobs I don't bid. I let the preservation company I contract with bid the jobs since the higher the approved bid the more they make as well.
The problem is not the banks being tight or cheap. The problem is the bank gives the work to company A, company A hires company B, company B hires company C, company C hires vendors/ contractors like me and can only pay them $50 to cut a 3' tall lawn because everyone has to get a cut of the $.
Take out all the middle men and you get paid a decent amount of money.
The gutters were a first for me, but they were bad where the trees were over the house so I get why they wanted them cleaned out.
Believe me or not I don't care. I know what the checks that get sent to me look like. I wouldn't recommend BS work to someone.
Last edited by Johnny_boy02; 03-26-2012 at 12:36 AM.
yes it must vary by state. but over here in WI, it usually goes to the cheapest bid!! also over here you cant just do 40 houses a week or w/e you want to do, they want you to take all the houses they got. . .so there only paying one company to do all the work and not 20 company's. . .