I don't know how it is for you guys but this year the number of LCO's has tripled in my area. What pisses me off is virtually none of them are liscensed or insured, most of them do some of the sh*tiest work I have ever seen (the other day I see a guy trimming bushes with a string trimmer). These guys think b/c there mower says Poulan Pro that it's a commercial unit , the only good thing for me is that we also run a small engine shop so we get to charge them to fix there homeowner crap, but of course the think I'm suppose to stop what I'm doing b/c they got 3 yards to mow tommorow (I do 6-10 before 3pm and then help out pop at the shop). And everyone body is using a JD LA120, god bless Home Depot and Lowes for helping every Joe Blow out there become a LCO. And now the big thing is Fire Fighters getting into the bus. Our local volunteers I have no problem with but our local PAID one's don't do dick. When there's a fire there the last to show up, usually the volunteers already have it handled, and every time you drive by there station there out playing basketball or on the grill. Every year it just gets worst. If these people would just pay taxes and be legit then that would be great (and I know they don't b/c they brag about not giving uncle sam a dime at the local dealers and my shop). Sorry for the long post but you can't make it through a neighborhood without seeing 10 new LCO.