You guys always say I am so calm, collected , reasonable, well this thread is not about that. The decision is not made yet, but... After doing a local commercial property up in bentonville for 4 years, the current lawn care company servicing the property has graciously offered to do the lights that I have been doing. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly lawn care companies race to the bottom of the profit margin on Christmas lights. I truly believe that they would do brain surgery for 22 bucks an hour if they could get the work. I can see it now- 200 buck training videos on off season tumor removal. what frustrates me more is the suggestions they make. how can you sell, install, takedown, and store, a 4 foot wreath for 100 bucks? remember, this includes the cord. what is the out of pocket costs for the cheapest lit 4 footer out there shipped? and further, this is on a very large building where we currently install a true 6 foot wreath with 36" bow and you must do it with a 40 foot ladder. It has looked beautiful for the last 4 years. now it appears it will look like a transparent cheerio up there. I currently tightwrap a tree there with about 1500 mini lights. they have also offered to do that for 100 bucks . The first year. purchase. install and takedown. and hey, it'll be less next year. seriously? Do people even do time studies on their own houses and trees and do the math before they go out and bid jobs? I am pretty sure they don't even know how many lights are on this tree and how much they cost! and hey, don't forget the 100 foot cord ! So it seems I have to deal with yet another company to get loaded up with 60 or so customers at prices that if lucky they pay their guys labor and that's it. since they won't be able to buy any more trucks or warehouse space, eventually they will fill up and stop bidding. ok. I think I am done ranting. today.