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Old 04-09-2014, 11:11 PM
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3rd party management ?????

I get a call from a management group to do an estimate for 5 mcdonalds in the area no grass cutting only shrub and tree trimming and mulching.

never dealt with a 3rd party before any pro or con's?

the group is called Horizon Building Solutions?

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:58 PM
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Just because they called you, doesn't mean that the McDonalds are in their control. They get bids from a few contractors, then add their fee, then present it to the franchisee owner. If they get it, they give out the stores to the lowest bidder.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:02 AM
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Just bid high lol I deal with that all the time. Know you will have extra crap to deal with outside of the job knowing its 3rd party. I sometimes feel like a baby sitter for the property but that's why I double my rates. In my case they find me out of desperation.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:23 AM
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Ask for the vendor pack. Look it over. ask questions if you are uneasy about the wording or the requirement. Don't expect ANYTHING to be waived for you.

Go for it, could be a great way to up your game a notch. Nothing to loose for looking the work over.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:32 AM
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It's definitely for the big boys, solos and even two or three man operations most likely need not apply.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:08 AM
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It's definitely for the big boys, solos and even two or three man operations most likely need not apply.
LOL...it's a McDonalds
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:45 AM
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Just because they called you, doesn't mean that the McDonalds are in their control. They get bids from a few contractors, then add their fee, then present it to the franchisee owner. If they get it, they give out the stores to the lowest bidder.
Don't like the idea of making someone else money.
sounds like some type of brokership. I will ask the hard questions. about who is the payee and who and who bares the responsibility if problems arise?
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:17 AM
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LOL...it's a McDonalds
No kidding. I guess to work McD's accts I will need a four-man crew- maybe even 2x fourman crews. I didn't realize 10K sq ft was so hard to do.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:44 AM
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Don't like the idea of making someone else money.
sounds like some type of brokership. I will ask the hard questions. about who is the payee and who and who bares the responsibility if problems arise?
Usually they have a contract for $$ with the company and they find someone to fit the budget. You are responsible for your work they they are responsible for the account as a whole.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:53 AM
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Run!

Don't walk.... Run!

3'rd party, property preservation, the nationals...

They are all the same...
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