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Snow plow contractor arrested

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Snoviper, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

  2. Sprag-O

    Sprag-O Senior Member
    Messages: 220

    Hadn't seen it yet, but watertown daily is the farthest reaching news site I typically frequent...

    Sounds like he hit a lot of people, from Syr to Albany, damn.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  3. cdmckane

    cdmckane Member
    Messages: 39

    I actually lost a couple of customers to him this fall because he was charging a ridiculous low amount for the season. Like $200. I actually have all of my former customers back and have picked up a few new ones that he screwed over.
  4. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I remember seeing his ads on Craigslist selling seasonal contracts for $150
  5. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    Should read con man arrested to not have him affiliated with the rest of us.
  6. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Would have been better if they used that for the title. Syracuse.com, called him a scam artist and not a Snow Plow contractor which was a better description.
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sirrissa Eusepi paid $150 to Z's Snow Removal Services back in September. After our first big snow last Wednesday, she expected to get the services listed in her contract which included clearing the driveway, salting the area around her home and snow removal two to four times a day.
  8. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Yes I read that and wondered how the customer could have thought that was possible - and 2-4 times per day at that lol.

    Certainly not the customers fault he was a scam artist, but come on! Further down the page where it talks about not picking the lowest quote.... Good advice, but do people listen?
  9. Jeep_thing

    Jeep_thing Senior Member
    Messages: 144

  10. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    face it the only thing that this guy did wrong was he failed to provide national service 24/7. Had he did that he would be in Miami giving Cuban immigrants snow shovels
  11. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    lol, i don't feel bad for the folks then... how would it even be possible for even joe blow to do it?
  12. hatchmastr

    hatchmastr Senior Member
    from 516
    Messages: 243

    wow is that the normal price for seasonal snow removal by u ? I would assume u guys get a avg winter of more then 10 events if so how can the customers believe a business can afford to clean and salt houses for 15 bux, poor customers but im sure the writing was on the wall
  13. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    we have a guy like that around here. He is a real smooth talker and have trucks with really fancy sticker wraps. has been low balling for 3 years or so... He has been arrested on some sort of sex crime as he is a registered sex offender and has tons of judgements out against him... I figure he only has a year or so left. I sure that most of the quality guys around here will help him pack his bags.