property preservation work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brianslawncare, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. TX Lawn

    TX Lawn LawnSite Member
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    We have been doing preservation work a long time and yes there is money to be made. We work for multiple companies and if you only want to do the lawn work tell them that. Just because they have work in your area doesnt mean you have to take it. If you dont do the other work they will just find somebody else to do it.
     
  2. TX Lawn

    TX Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Hopefully you havent already started working for them but you should check out the reports on ripoffreport.com. We did 25 props for them and never got any payment. They are Frauds....
     
  3. TX Lawn

    TX Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Run from rdj preservation-- fraud alert... They dont pay
     
  4. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Posts: 209

    I just had Property Preservation contact me. I don't think I'll be returning there call.
     
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Oh is this one of those scams where I'm supposed to take more pictures than actual work I'm doing and then hope I get paid?

    Let me just say one thing that I have learned over the years...
    I don't consider myself 'PAID' until their check has cleared my bank (and I mean cleared, which takes about 2 weeks from the deposit day).
    And the more rigmarole (to include pictures) I have to entertain in order to get paid, the more money I have to get.

    Now I suppose for some folks it's just what they've always wanted, but it's not my cup of tea.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  6. sweetcutgrass

    sweetcutgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    i get alot of emails from clist from the preservation company's and seems like a big chase to get money,from 20 cuts and 15 recuts to 90 day pay outs ..
     
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,579

    We have done some stuff in the past for Pinelands Preservation. There isn't a ton of bank owned homes in our area, but the ones we have done were pretty rough. They guy I have dealt with has made some pretty absurd property requests as far as locations go, one 60 miles north and another 50 miles southeast and wanting them both done on the same day. Uh....no.

    It didn't take too much negotiation to get a somewhat fair price for the properties. What ones we have done have been the initial maintenance with nothing under $90, for a couple hours of work. A DR field mower works well! I told them up front that all we do is lawn care, we aren't maids and don't intend on being maids.
     
  8. PremierLandCare

    PremierLandCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    True, I have worked for sour companys who dont pay, but its extremly important to do your research..company website, BBB, company reviews ect.. I work for two preservation companys currently and have been for the last two years. Best business decision ive made, pick and choose my work, on average 60+ lawns at $40each most every week till fall comes around anyway, salt drives in the winter. Bid on all trash-outs(which are very profitable), leave removal in fall, general repairs ect..Im out here in Va and you wouldnt believe all the low-ballers we have out here. Ive lost 5 out of the 30 of my own personal accounts in the last 2wks due to $25 mow and blow companys, no loyalty where im at anymore. Do you guys have that issue where yall are?.. im just ready to get out of residential mowing all together.
     
  9. Dlittle20747

    Dlittle20747 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    did you have to pay $300 sign up fee with Lamco? Is it worth it? On average how many jobs do they send you a week?
     
  10. Dlittle20747

    Dlittle20747 LawnSite Member
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    What company is that?
     

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