Posted 1/11/2019 08:19 (#7236932 - in reply to #7236279) Subject: RE: Performing work for Crow Indian Reservation
New London, Wisconsin
I actually have done work on at least three, or maybe four different Wisconsin reservations with my crane business in the past 20 years. I never have had any issues, and have had a long lasting mutual respect with the leaders and workers in those reservations. Sometimes I am called by a tribal leader, but more often by a sub contractor who needs a crane. In my case they have been wonderful customers. Money has never been a concern.
If they don't know you and you ask for payment up front, it's likely going to be a deal killer. If they do know you and your reputation is stellar, maybe that is reasonable but only if you need to provide for a lot of up front expenses. It's not unreasonable to ask to go meet them and learn more about each other. Some reservations are tightly controlled and you need to know the "system" Others not so much. In my experience, it doesn't much matter if I'm working with a reservation,a church, a high dollar resort community or on an Amish farm, I treat everyone the same and it works well for me.