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Posted by CRK (+111) 6 years ago
Need a tree removed. Any suggestions for the Tree Service? Most reasonable-best clean up.
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Posted by athome (+370) 6 years ago
kiwi peete 232.7029
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Posted by pro treeman (+108) 6 years ago
professional tree man 853 1662
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Posted by Tomm (-1028) 6 years ago
Professional Tree. Quicker and cheaper than all others.
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Posted by mercy me (+132) 6 years ago
Tomm- not so sure of that, we waited a good 18 months before we decided to do it ourselves. Good guy and all just never seem to be able to get back to us.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16662) 6 years ago
Ahh, the universal curse of the contractor. My wife and I are waiting for a quote from a contractor who said it would be sent last Friday. Not.

I am somewhat convinced that contractors are contractors because they are somewhat dyslexic. The re-occurring CAPLOCK posts of contractors here more than re-affirms my opinions.
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Posted by Jett (+94) 6 years ago
They are contractors not typers.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2002) 6 years ago
But the question is can a typer(sp)be a contractor?

[This message has been edited by Tom Masa (9/19/2014)]
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Posted by Donald Mullikin (+145) 6 years ago
In most states, anyone can be a contractor for little to nothing expended. I don't know about MT but when I was in SC I only needed to apply for the license, there was no testing, no insurance or bonding requirements. Nothing. Not even for an Electrician. I guess they figured that building inspections would teach them how to do things properly.
Here in WA certain fields must be certified via a School or a Union and then the perspective contractor has to post a sizable bond when obtaining the Contractors license. And that does not cover the General Business License linked to the Department of Revenue that is also required.
Most of these laws are simply methods for the Cities and States to obtain revenue from every source they can. And very few if any of them require the Contractor to be literate or even speak English.
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Posted by Jett (+94) 6 years ago
But most importantly,are they just plain contractors? Or are they both contractors AND typers.
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Posted by Donald Mullikin (+145) 6 years ago
Think about it.
If they are illiterate and/or can't speak English, how could they possibly type anything?

[This message has been edited by Donald Mullikin (9/19/2014)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 6 years ago
Typists, people. Typists.
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Posted by Sassy One (+455) 6 years ago
Asked for a bid to "drop" a tree, 1st bid $800!!!! 2nd $280. This was to just drop it and leave...NO clean up!! Kiwi Pete was awesome!!

[This message has been edited by Sassy One (9/20/2014)]
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Posted by Ranch Rose (+93) 6 years ago
Kiwi Pete is amazing and very professional.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 6 years ago
The second bid must not have any liability insurance.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1289) 6 years ago
Roger Gerro (sp) used to do a excellent job at a fair price. I'm not sure if he still does it but he could steer you in the right direction at least.
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Posted by atomicg (+999) 6 years ago
I've had good luck with Kiwi Pete and Todd (Pro Tree Man) in recent years. As with many contractors, if you're flexible with the schedule they might give you a better price.

On another note:

In MT there is no test to take to be a contractor. You do have to go through a point scoring process to qualify for a work comp waiver or have an active policy before you can apply but no knowledge of building anything is required from contractors, just $53.00 every two years and either workman's compensation insurance or a waiver (additional $125.00). General liability is also not a requirement although it helps score points to get the waiver. Corporate officers and 20% or more shareholders are work comp exempt in MT so they don't even need a waiver, just $53.00 and a legal corporation.

It's sad because anyone can go through the motions and show up on the state website as a licensed contractor which means nothing except they can't sue you if they're hurt on your property since someone verified their work comp status or lack thereof. It doesn't mean they know what they are doing or are qualified to tear apart your home or that they can be trusted with your funds.

I'm a contractor and I can type. I can even read a code book.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
I don't know about MT but when I was in SC I only needed to apply for the license, there was no testing, no insurance or bonding requirements. Nothing. Not even for an Electrician.


That's called FREEDOM Donald, and why do you hate it? The invisible hand will separate the wheat from the chaff of the free contractors market, and who are YOU to say otherwise? Some sort of typer, I would imagine.
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Posted by atomicg (+999) 6 years ago
Caveat emptor will rule, eh Bridgier?
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Posted by Donald Mullikin (+145) 6 years ago
posted by Bridgier
"That's called FREEDOM Donald, and why do you hate it?

Show me where I said I hate it. I see you have not changed, still making incorrect assumptions. Or does it stick in your craw that others actually have some knowledge about what they speak of?

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Caveat emptor will rule, eh Bridgier?


I would agree. Let the buyer beware! But where does the buyer get the information about what hoops were or weren't required for their contractor to get a license, so that they will know to beware to begin with?
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