Our neighborhood receieved a bid from J.C.Yardservice in Everett, WA to clear weeds and shrubs from a storm pond.
They provided a bid of $1,500 on Jan. 15, 2008 at which time we informed them we were submitting the bid to the City of Renton where we were applying for a neighborhood grant. When the grant was approved, I called them to let them know we got the grant and to schedule the work. They sent another estimator out on May 15th, 2008 to look at the job and submitted a new bid of $3,600.
When asked why it more than doubled in price after learning we got the grant from the city, they said it was because of new growth. Keep in mind we had an extremely cold January through March and there was very little “new growth”. Being a reasonable person I offered to give them a 20% increase ($400) to cover the new growth. After 5 phone calls, with their reply usually being “I’ll talk to the owner and call you back today”, I have yet to hear from them.
They refuse to talk with us. This is underhanded and disreputable.
I would advise anyone NOT to do business with this company.