We contacted Matheson landscaping to do some basic excavation work (gravel and dirt) and to bring in some topsoil for our yards and gardens. The total job was to move 4 cubic yards of crap out of our backyard and to bring in 6 cubic yards of topsoil.
Ken (the owner) responded quickly and visited our site to provide a quote. He was willing to do the work and to get it done in short order. He estimated it would take 1 day for his crew to get the job done...so far so good!
Then the price: $2500 + tax to move a total 10 cubic yards of materials! Completely outrageous for 1 days' work.
We can get the topsoil delivered and the ex-fill removed from the site for $500 from Greely Sand and Gravel, so this price was basically $2000 + tax to have 3 guys with wheelbarrows and shovels work for 6 hours on our property.
Obviously we passed. Make sure you get other quotes if you're considering this company because they're clearly happy to take advantage of potential customers.