After much research, I decided to start a landscape company. I have a full time job as a firefighter and was looking to make some extra money. I researched alot of companies and found most of the people working in my area (south of Houston) are either working w/o insurance and paying taxes, or illegal immigrants. The prices they are charging almost make it impossible to compete. There is a company who services some homes in my subdivision that are a family of illegal immigrants. not only are they undercharging for mowing, but they are applying chemicals w/o a license. I also witnessed them washing out their sprayer tanks into the storm sewer. I had about enough, so with one simple call to INS problem solved. I felt kinda bad a bout it for awhile, but screw that! In fact I got a call from a potential customer who stated that my price was too high and that she had a lower price from the family of illegals, I replied to her that I payed taxes to the government. She was surprised to hear that the company wasn't legit. I told her that she pays income tax on her money, why would she allow someone to make money with her hard earned cash and not share in the tax load as she does. I guess few homeowners care or don't know. Anyone else have this in their area?