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Old 04-26-2011, 04:34 PM
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NJ is a joke when it comes to this,
Just today while talking to my partner in the Hess Station
we counted 6 landscapers with no commercial plates, 2 of them even had fertilizer spreaders and bags of Lesco Pre-em in their trucks in plain sight. All in 30 minutes this morning.
They (NJ) make us buy all these licenses and insurance and workers comp and it gets to a point we cant compete with them. It never really bothered me as much as it does now. Did an estimate today for $50 and the lady said to me the last company here gave her a price of $30 and they would bag it...LOL
She showed it to me it was scribbled on a piece of paper with the company name on top. Actually said $30 ..cash only .. no tax ....nice

Something needs to be done
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:44 PM
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Its exactly how i feel. They need to get these state workers to drive around (or sit in a gas station between 730-1030) and do their audits. Not look in the phone book where legit companies are listed. I don't care who wants to start a business and do landscaping, just do it the legit way with insurance and licenses and such. I spend entirely to much money in taxes and insurance to watch these people come out and cut lawns out of the back of a pick up. Its amazing the price difference between $30 and $50.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:46 PM
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NJ is a joke when it comes to this,
Just today while talking to my partner in the Hess Station
we counted 6 landscapers with no commercial plates, 2 of them even had fertilizer spreaders and bags of Lesco Pre-em in their trucks in plain sight. All in 30 minutes this morning.
They (NJ) make us buy all these licenses and insurance and workers comp and it gets to a point we cant compete with them. It never really bothered me as much as it does now. Did an estimate today for $50 and the lady said to me the last company here gave her a price of $30 and they would bag it...LOL
She showed it to me it was scribbled on a piece of paper with the company name on top. Actually said $30 ..cash only .. no tax ....nice

Something needs to be done

Couldnt of said it better myself. Its so true.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:51 AM
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just when i said something i go by a lawyers office in toms river and there it is, a mexican cutting the lawn with an electric lawn mower. I think i have almost seen it all. I mean it wouldnt be a bad idea if they mad standers in electric and i could just plug into clients building. It will save $$$$$ on fuel.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:20 PM
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NJ is a joke when it comes to this,
Just today while talking to my partner in the Hess Station
we counted 6 landscapers with no commercial plates, 2 of them even had fertilizer spreaders and bags of Lesco Pre-em in their trucks in plain sight. All in 30 minutes this morning.
They (NJ) make us buy all these licenses and insurance and workers comp and it gets to a point we cant compete with them. It never really bothered me as much as it does now. Did an estimate today for $50 and the lady said to me the last company here gave her a price of $30 and they would bag it...LOL
She showed it to me it was scribbled on a piece of paper with the company name on top. Actually said $30 ..cash only .. no tax ....nice

Something needs to be done

I had and estimate out for mulching they then told me they just wanted the mulch delivered. But her Husband had a price $200 less then mine. I told her she better check with her husband on the amount of mulch her Husband is getting for $200 less. She couldn't answer how many yards she was getting. But Most people compare price and not what they are actually getting.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:43 PM
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I had and estimate out for mulching they then told me they just wanted the mulch delivered. But her Husband had a price $200 less then mine. I told her she better check with her husband on the amount of mulch her Husband is getting for $200 less. She couldn't answer how many yards she was getting. But Most people compare price and not what they are actually getting.
Such a true statement
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:15 PM
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Who works in Toms river ? a big job for me to do ( work alone ) grading topsoil seeding on New Hampshire ave close to 30k sq ft


Where to dump brush in Matawan ? near 79 ?
maybe getting a job up there and dont wanna haul brush all the way out to Tintonfalls
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:46 PM
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Anyone work in the Bradley Beach area ? I know a small condo association looking for year round service. PM me for contact info.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:08 PM
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:55 PM
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Anyone up In middletown have anywhere to dump grass??? Going to be taking up a couple lawns soon
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there's absolutely nowhere around here that takes grass clippings (i live in middletown). try the county landfill but its big $$$ from what i've heard. unless there is an area on the property where u can dump, cut it and leave it i say.
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