I picked up a new customer yesterday. She has been getting ripped off for a while now by some dbag. Apparently she started having her landscape done by the big dog company in my area a couple years ago. The guy who came to do the work came back the next season and asked if she planned to continue service. She said yes and he told her that he was to collect payment directly, but now she didn't have to pay tax. He did several jobs around the house (very poorly) and she called the big dog company to complain about one of the jobs. Surprise surprise, when she called, she was told that they had to let him go last year. She called his cell and he told her that he had started his own company, but come to find out, he was using a truck and equipment from another company that he was now working for. Granted this woman should have seen the red flags at the beginning, but she's one of those trusting old ladies. This guy must be a major tool.