Good landscape contractors in south Bay Area, CA?
I'm planning to get landscaping done for my backyard which is about (700 sqft). Currently there is no landscape. I have a simple design that I have put on paper and I'm looking for landscape contractors. Do you have referrals for landscape contractors in South bay area who has done good work for you? It would be great if you could share your experience.
Thank you for the help.
Question answered by aloepup
Go to an agriculture place and ask or call the operator and ask him to dial so you can talk to landscape contractors.
What is a landscape contractor licensed to do?
Can a landscape contractor oversee any landscaping job like irrigation and hardscaping? Or are there limits to what projects he can take on?
Question answered by photomyrna
I never heard of a landscape contractor that is licensed ...its like being licensed to be a chamber maid !
We want to add to our list of landscape services with rooftop installations. How can we get business?
We are expert landscape contractors and want to become Green Roof Top plant installers. We have over 26 years in Landscape Design/Build construction. We've done Rooftop work before of various types, not Green Rooftop installs. Who and How can we get going with this in a big way. Tim
tim c river edge
Question answered by Christy
I would like to move my company in that direction too. You need to have an architect on staff or as a consultant. Green roofs weigh more then the average roof and an installation will need to have structural reinforcements and a top-of-the-line drainage system.
Unfortunately our country still thinks green roofs are a leaky liability. Many insurance companies will drop a homeowners insurance due to a green roof and your liability insurance is going to spike as well.
Getting started is going to be all about advertising. You will need to get a massive campaign going so that people know who you are AND so you can educate the public about green roof misconceptions. Put a green roof on your own home so you can practice, use it in advertising, and take advantage of the tax write-off.
Hopefully your company is a green one, since that is your target market and you can make potential customers feel good about the Earth friendly products you provide. This will help your word-of-mouth tremendously.
I've also bee thinking about getting into grey-water irrigation. This would be the same target market.
Good luck, I hope you are very successful.
How do I report a General Construction Contractor who only hires undocumented, "illegal" immigrants ?
This particular General Construction and Landscaping Contractor ONLY hires undocumented,
(assuming because they will accept working longer hours,
one quarter of the wages,
He will not/does not hire skilled,
United States Citizens.
- Labor Board ?
- Issue-er of his Contractors License ?
- INS ?
- Boarder Patrol ?
- State of California.
- Riverside County.
- City Palm Springs.
- City of Palm Desert.
Question answered by david m
Immigration & custom enforcement.
If you don't see any action, call your local paper and local radio station, make some noise.
Does a lawn care professional need a contractors license?
Does a lawn care professional (or someone cleaning up overgrown vegetation) need a C27 Landscape contractors license for large value contracts in California?
Question answered by -Mewtwo-
If you think Pablo is going through your house instead of lawn care then perhaps.
Someone ask me to mow their lawn and the area is pretty huge, what would I charge? Is there a formula?
Right now he has a landscape contractor, but dont know what they are charging. I dont want to over charge and of course I dont want to under charge. I also have a riding mower to do this job.
Question answered by EastCoastRider
An average residential lot goes from anywhere from 25-40 dollars where I'm at and the size of the lots range from a half acre to 3/4 of an acre. You can use that if you want but I can't give you an accurate price without seeing what the yard looks like because you have to take several things into consideration like how long it will take you, how much trimming you have to do how many flower beds you have to mow around, is the area flat, how much gas you will use. All these things effect the price.
What laws are in place to protect illegal immigrants from their employer not paying the.?
I have recently met some guys that claim that their employer (a landscape contractor) will not pay them. they are scared to report him because of the threat of deportation. The amount is substantial, close to 40,000.00 between 5 of them, and the are afraid that if they contact authorities they will be deported and never see the money they earned from working all summer. Are there any laws that protect these guys?
Question answered by sitcpsitcb
Basically, yes, the employer must pay them. They are still protected by the labor laws of the US regardless of immigration status. However, depending on what steps they choose to take there may be consequences.
Please see the DOL websites below. This is the best place to start. They can also contact local legal aid (usually by county bar association) and look for employment law clinics in the area - many of these are free, drop-in clinics that can give them an idea about their options.
What's the best type of cement mix for fence posts?
Stores sell a variety of mixes like mortar, masonry, general purpose, high early-strength, etc... but what do landscape contractors recommend for installing a fence? Also, can I mix the cement with regular dirt I dug up from each hole rather than order a load of gravel? The stuff looks about the same, with rocks and other crap in it. Plus I have a few sand bags I can add to the mix if it helps.
Any suggestions from personal experience?
Question answered by Jerry G
There is a "post" mix bag at any Home Depot type store. Do NOT mix dirt or anything else into the mix, it will dry it our. I always use w wheel barrow and a shovel to mix the water into the mix. The mix has enough rocks inside to hold the post in place until it dries/hardens. 1 bag per hole for a 2 feet deep hole about 6' wide (basic post hole digger). Wider hole or deeper would need more mix of course. You want the mix to be 2-3" below the surface so you can bury/hide the mix.
what kind of insurance do i need for a lawn maintenace business?
i live in california and recently buying a big route off a landscape contractor. the insurance he has is contractors insurance and very expensive. does anyone know of a cheap insurance company i could try?
Question answered by jkrd156
Insurance is based on the amount of risk you are asking the company to take on for the insured. Why is it so high, does he have a lot of accidents and damage. Shop with a reputable company for the same coverages under your name and get a list of his claims over the past 5 years.
How much should I expect to pay for umbrella insurance?
I'm a landscaping contractor in Southern California. I think I need about $2,000,000 in umbrella insurance. How much should I expect to pay (yearly) for that?
Question answered by mbrcatz
for a commercial umbrella, $1,000 for the first million, and $750 for every million after that, assuming your gross receipts are under $1,000,000 a year.