Reuters (Reuters: NICHOLAS KAMM)A contractor for a large, high-rise building site in New York City is known as a “gutter contractor” and can be a “champion for the cause of gutter maintenance,” according to a book written by a former contractor and former city government official.
Gutter contractors are known to have agendas to do anything from filing paperwork for work that’s supposed to be done by the city, to filing paperwork to make sure a building permit is in place.
They are also known to take advantage of the city’s lax environmental standards to do things like dig up and destroy trash in the area, according to the book.
The author, Eric Gutter, wrote in his book about his experience working for a company called S-H-A Contractors Inc. for more than 20 years.
The book, which he co-wrote with New York Magazine, details the ways in which gutter workers are paid in excess of $1 million, and how they often have a different agenda for the city than the average contractor.
Gutters are also more likely to have political ambitions, the book says, noting that S-h-A’s president is a former mayor and its president was a former New York State Assemblyman.
“The gutter contractor is often not only a champion for the interests of the community, but they also have agendas,” Gutter said in an interview.
“Gutter contractor jobs, by the way, are a good place to start because they are the least expensive and the most flexible.”
The book also talks about a gutter worker who said he was told by a construction company that the company was “looking for someone with a vision.”
He went on to find out the person was the owner of S-hai Contractors, the company that does the work for the New York city gutter companies.
The book describes a man who worked on a building site where the owner said he wanted to “do something for the environment.”
When asked what that was, the owner replied, “Clean up the trash.”
The man told the book, “I’m not doing it because I’m a gutter contractor, I’m doing it for the community.”
The company has been investigated by the New Jersey state inspector general.