Do a quick Google search of land clearing contractors in your area, and chances are good you will be facing several choices of land clearing companies to choose from. How do you choose? Which is the best among so many land clearing services? How will you know if you are hiring a good one? What is a fair price to have your land cleared?
Those are just some of the questions facing anyone looking to hire land clearing contractors, and in this article we will attempt to answer them to your satisfaction. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the fine people of Fort Worth with quality and professional acreage mowing and land clearing. Call us and arrange for a job cost estimate of your job.
But we promised you answers to your questions in this article, so let’s get to it.
Good land clearing contractors vs bad land clearing contractors
Let’s start off with an ugly truth: depending upon the state you are in, obtaining a land clearing contractor license may, or may not, involved special training. There are many, many companies out there who bid for land clearing jobs but are not specially trained for them. As hard as it may be to believe, there are many companies out there who simply have a business license which declares them to be land clearing contractors, but in fact they have never done a land clearing job.
With that in mind, how can you feel safe in hiring one? We believe there are a couple things you can do to ease your concerns:
- Check out the equipment used
- Ask for references
- Check with the Better Business Bureau
- Ask the companies about special training
- Ask them about liability insurance
Let’s look at each of these in a little more depth.
Land clearing almost always involves mowing, brush hogging services, small tree removal, etc. Those types of activities require special equipment, and that special equipment is expensive. Qualified and experienced land clearing companies will have that equipment. They will have made the financial commitment to purchase said machinery.
This is just our opinion, but if you are going to pay premium dollars for land clearing, you should pay for experience. Ask the various companies for references of previous land clearing jobs, and then follow up and call those references.
Better Business Bureau
Bad companies eventually are noticed by the Better Business Bureau. Poor work is noticed, and word spreads throughout a community.
Ask to see their license. They should have some sort of licensing which says they are trained in lot clearing. If they don’t, keep searching.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance for every job we do. Why? Because heavy machinery means the possibility of damage to property, and we want our customers to rest assured that they are protected when we do a job.
Do your due diligence and make sure you hire a trained, experienced, reputable land clearing company.
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
We are locally owned and operated, and we’ve been a trusted name in the Fort Worth community for quite a few years now. We can give references, we can show previous jobs done, and we can show you the heavy equipment we will be using. When you hire Keith’s Tractor Mowing, you are hiring peace of mind.