I own a successful commercial carpet cleaning company in the Twin Cities Area of Minnesota. After scheduling a 100,000+ square foot carpet cleaning job for a large defense contractor in Plymouth, which will remain nameless, I thought to myself how glad I am that I can send in my employees’ background checks without worry. This made me think about all the times that I have had service personnel in my business or home without the slightest clue what kind of past they have. This sparked another thought; When I am searching for the lowest price I can find, am I increasing my chances of having a thief, or worse, come to service me? Wages are a factor in the prices that we pay for services and the lower the wages the lower the possible price of service. I won’t say that every high priced company pays well, but I think it is safe to say that the cheapest out there hire the cheapest employees they can find. Sometimes this can be accomplished by hiring known felons who may have difficulty finding a better paying job.
Keeping this in mind, I will think twice about going with the cheapest bids.