As subcontractors on a temporary basis. I simply don't need them all the time and they have other jobs elsewhere.
We follow the Pinnacol checklist to the letter and I read it to each guy so that we're clear on what a 1099 relationship is.
I pay these guys WAY more than Hoe-Moe labor shops do. That's one reason why they come to me for work and don't go and work for the stinky labor shops that Hoe-Moe uses.
When you get carpet from Hoe-Moe, you are usually getting the bottom of the barrel installers who are either willing to work for nothing or cannot get work elsewhere.
It's pretty pathetic. All the pimps here who bad mouth me really know little or nothing about the flooring industry and the many ways that the big orange store cheats the system.
Do you supply all their tools?
Do you have a real health issue that allows you to get a "handycap," placard?