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Old 07-25-2011, 11:40 PM
LoweJ82 LoweJ82 is offline
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m h landscaping services..... anyone delt with them before?

I had a call from them never heard of them before and was wondering if anyone had any experience in dealing with them?

Has anyone actually worked for them? if so how did it turn out?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:27 PM
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anyone even heard of them?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:01 PM
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Just saw your post. I have been working with them since September. They seem to be good to work with. I just answered an ad on Craigslist and they got back to me about a week later and started with 3 properties in my town and then it got bigger and ended up doing about 2 dozen every couple of weeks in town and out of town. It is part time for me and the money seems to be in the out of town properties since they pay mileage, and the really far properties they pay for gas and mileage. I am happy working with them.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:04 AM
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Just saw your post. I have been working with them since September. They seem to be good to work with. I just answered an ad on Craigslist and they got back to me about a week later and started with 3 properties in my town and then it got bigger and ended up doing about 2 dozen every couple of weeks in town and out of town. It is part time for me and the money seems to be in the out of town properties since they pay mileage, and the really far properties they pay for gas and mileage. I am happy working with them.
Your kidding right?? You can mow, bag, trim, edge and take photos for these prices up to 15,000 sq ft???????

(from Craigslist here)

MH Landscaping and services is seeking reliable individuals to maintain unoccupied properties. Most of the work we do consists of lawn maintenance. To work with us, you would need to have reliable access to the equipment necessary to complete each job. This equipment includes a lawn mower, weed eater, digital camera (smart phone is acceptable) and reliable internet access. Visit us at www.mhlands.com and select >Home >Available Positions for more information.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:48 AM
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LOL! There advertising up here again. Guess whomever they had went broke already......
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 AM
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i may be new to this fourm but i just got an email from these guys and had some sticker shock when i read the prices ..i wanted more work but i wanted to make money doing it .
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:52 AM
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re: MH Landscaping

MH Landscaping has a contract to landscape the property adjacent to mine. The building and land at 2345 Greystone, Round Lake Beach, Illinois, are owned by BankAmerica (or Bank of America), not sure of the precise name of the bank. The property's yard and patio area have become an unsightly mess with weeds as high as my waist. The weeds from the property have grown and/or been blown under our side of the common fence. I have seen a MH Landscaping crew mow through the middle of the back yard and leave a wide uncut swath along both the fence and the patio. I took photos on June 23 and July 16 to document the issue, but have had trouble uploading them. Will try to post photos tomorrow.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 AM
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MH Landscaping has a contract to landscape the property adjacent to mine. The building and land at 2345 Greystone, Round Lake Beach, Illinois, are owned by BankAmerica (or Bank of America), not sure of the precise name of the bank. The property's yard and patio area have become an unsightly mess with weeds as high as my waist. The weeds from the property have grown and/or been blown under our side of the common fence. I have seen a MH Landscaping crew mow through the middle of the back yard and leave a wide uncut swath along both the fence and the patio. I took photos on June 23 and July 16 to document the issue, but have had trouble uploading them. Will try to post photos tomorrow.

Send me a PM with your contact info. I will forward it on to the main servicer as i have been doing with the ones around here....
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:27 PM
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Too funny!

That's exactly how I was making it work! I had an 85 Toyota pickup with a walk behind mower, weed-eater, and camera, and they had about 2 dozen properties for me to take care of. I have gone "pro" now and can't afford to waste my time and equipment on these properties any longer. They will pay a little more, they were paying $20 per yard, and you could usually get them done in about 30-45 minutes. In the spring when you do the first cuts of the year they pay closer to a normal price, anywhere from $45 up to $175, depending on the size and what needs to be done. All recuts that they pay $15-$20 on need to be done by someone that needs a little work and a little extra money and that's what they count on. Now that I have a full size truck, rider, no zero turn yet, Echo and Husqvarna trimmers, and 3 walk behind mowers doing real yards with GREEN watered grass, my BOTTOM weekly price is $35. Any less is working for free. Going to the MH properties, mowing weeds, and then taking that same mower to a green lawn, doesn't make for happy customers. You need a designated mower for the dirt and weeds you will be mowing. What I don't understand is that all banks and HUD require INSURED contractors working on their properties, and MH does not use insured contractors, they aren't even contractors, they are just "employees" on a W9. They (MH) are decent people though and I don't have anything bad to say about them, but they make their money by finding the guy that NEEDS work desperately. It isn't much different thnn charging a client $55 to mow their yard and you pay the employee $8-$12 out of that. Except that the employee is using YOUR truck and equipment that YOU pay for. It is true they are not looking for pro's, they are looking for someone with a fuel efficient vehicle and a lawn mower. Most REO/PPO companies are looking for desperate people, and they find them, that is why the vendor pricing has got so low. Just my $0.02.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:22 PM
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thanks

Thanks for the detailed information. No wonder the yard looks like crap!

I can use your information when I take this issue to the Round Lake Beach Economic Development Department and the Lakewood Hills Homeowners Association. The village fines these neglectful owners. Obviously the fine needs to be substantially higher to get their attention.
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