I started the process in Late 2006 to be sure to get things done in a timely manner. In general the process (using Markus Drake) worked out well. I sent in all paperwork in a timely fashion and they submitted it in a similar manner and generally kept me updated as to what was and should happen. My first hiccup was related to the Agency that the state of Florida has handle the paperwork on their end. They sent out a bit of paperwork that needed to be returned within 3 working days, unfortunately they mailed it on Dec 20th and I didn't receive it until after Jan 1st. This meant my application was AUTOMATICALLY rejected. Marcus Drake redid the paperwork and got me back on track and made sure they mailed and FAXED the paperwork to me. Slight delay in the line but back on track. I put my ad in the paper (cost $1500), did my interviewing, OMG child molestors, convicted arsonist, drug dealers. VERY EASY to tell the government why I WOULDN'T be hiring any of these guys. Then wait and wait for approval, which finally arrived in mid March. I had requested workers for Mid March. Then I found out that the first batch of visas was done and I didn't get anyone (march issuance), but I should be mid pack on the second batch (mid April). Well lets just say that DIDN'T happen. For some reason (and I heard different reasons depending on who I talked to) but the approval process got all mucked up and to make a long story shorter, I finally got my guys on JULY 19th. This meant my ad campaign had been cut short in the prime season. No one to hand out bulk amounts of flyers and more importantly no one to do the added work if I got a large amount of new clients. But I had done some flyering in my spare time and such to build up some. The guys finally arrive. First thing I hear from them is that they were expecting to do general maintenance and AC work. HUH??? turns out I got guys from Peru, whose agency flat lied to them as to the kind of work they would be doing AND sent me a 48 year old and a 43 year old. The 43 year old was completely worthless, and who should have been fired after week 2 but I needed the warm body while I awaited a replacement that I later found out was never coming. The 48 year old tried but also tried to carry the 43 year old out of misspent loyalty to a countryman. So I end up with one fired and the other quitting. Which is for the better since they did in 26 man hours what takes me (alone) less than 11. Bottom line: After spending $4500 on fees, newspaper ads, and government approvals (plus their wages)--I get two guys completely unable / unwilling to do the work, who end up staying on payroll for 6 and 7 weeks respectively and working about as well as my average loser American from last year. AND because it is so late in the season, I can't get any replacements. I am not really blaming Markus Drake (although there are things that they certainly could have done better) I just want to let there be some buyer beware out there on how the "System" really works. And in the end, I am the one left with a wasted year and an empty checking account.