We are a husband-wife maintenance team, working for the new owners of a home we worked at for 15 years. They had the whole landscape redone by a large design/build company. The homeowner is a building developer in the city, and uses the big company for his new buildings. We take care of the house all summer, plow the snow, and do cleanup. Twice now, the big company has come in when the homeowners were out of town and mulched (or put down pine boughs, in this case). While they are at it, they cleanup the ENTIRE freakin yard, taking a good chunk of money right out of our pockets!!!! Who do they think has been cleaning the leaves up since the start of the fall? Why do they have to clean up the LAWN when they are mulching the beds????? The design guy is probably doing some heavy-duty brown-nosin' to get more contracts. The homeowner's wife already asked us to do the work, maybe she would have told them to leave the cleanup for us if she had been there. She's always pleased with our work and tells us so, even saying she wishes we could be there every day. We are so pi***ed off, and all we could do was leave a message for when they get home. I'd like to leave a message for Mr. Brown-Noser, all right. Any comments or suggestions? Has this ever happened to you? In all our twenty years of doing this, this has never happened before. AAARRRGGGHHH.