Does Your Landscaper Use Subcontractors?

Published on: May 29, 2019

When you are planning a major landscaping project, you want to find the best landscaper for the job. You check their credentials and references to make sure you have a qualified professional to install your new retaining wall, patio, garden pond or other landscaping project. However, when the day arrives for the project to begin, the crew that shows up is not from the same company – they are subcontractors.

Many landscaping companies will hire a subcontractor to handle projects when they are too busy or when the project is not in their area of expertise. This does not necessarily mean you will receive lower quality of work, but it is misleading. You hired a specific company based on their reputation and credentials, yet another company is doing the job.

Why to Hire Direct

Before you schedule your next big landscaping project, make sure the company you hire will be doing the job themselves. You want to hire direct to avoid issues down the road. When vetting your landscaper, ask if they use subcontractors and specify that you will only work with a direct supplier. This cuts out the middleman, which can save money. Also, ensure they guarantee their work and will stand behind their quality. If there is a problem a few weeks or months down the road, you can work directly with the same landscaper to have the issue resolved instead of hunting down a subcontractor.

Whenever you are hiring a landscaping company, ask if they perform all their own services or if they use subcontractors. It is best to hire direct to ensure you know who will be working on your property for peace of mind.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

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