Beware of MH Landscapes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Dragon Rider, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Dragon Rider

    Dragon Rider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Be very careful if MH Landscapes calls you and wants you to mow bank owned properties. Their area managers will tell you one thing, approve the billing and when they cut your check they only will pay you half. We heard they were getting 50.00 per lawn from the banks to do these properties and they only want to pay 15.00 per stop. They also require 30 plus photos per property.
  2. christw

    christw LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 22

    its called subbing, they get so much volume that they have to send it out to other companies to do the work they are the middle man.Think of it in volume they are the eyes and ears of the bank and they do not get paid until the bank sees the pictures
  3. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Could be wrong but it sounds like they're not paying the full amount even with all of the pictures. Unfortunately there are many companies that do this or try to get out of paying altogether.
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  4. thanohano44

    thanohano44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    there is no way that the company subbing the work should be making more than the company actually doing the work.
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,472

    These companies continue to prey on hungry startups. The housing crisis continues to screw people over long after the so called bottom.
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  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Yep. They scour CL and find guys willing to do the job and after they do it, send the pics and bill for payment, they're extremely hard to contact and payment is even harder to get. Hear it all the time.
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  7. die4irish

    die4irish LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 104

    welcome to the world of P&P
  8. ncknaklawns

    ncknaklawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 379

    Middlemen are paracites
  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Business is business same as any other. It's just not good business and unfortunately ruins it for the legit businesses. Won't do any work for any of those companies unless pay is upfront. Too much work to chase down a check all the time from them.
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  10. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    You have bank work figured out!

    This is why I got out of it all together starting 1/1/13.
    I just don't need the hassle of unreliable work, cheap work, and the high possibility of working for free.

    I've heard of prices being offered as low as $10 to $12 per lawn.

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