you guys were right, that operation sure can go low with the bids! that's ok, because price won't be the final decision to make or break the bid we have with this business park, but again wow! Our bid per building (8 identical properties) was $8,000 each--Brickman was $5,400! we were in the middle (#3) out of 5 bids in price. The decision maker told me if we can come down a bit without comprimising too much and losing money, it would go a long way, but he said he could not expect us to go that low nor would he want us to. Those guys sure are one heck of a volume operation! But I can see why people get discouraged by them too. I stressed our local company which went a long went since the landlord is also a local person, and our availability if there are problems, which he said brickman never responded fast. I came down to $7,250 a building, we'll see how it goes! Anyone else having Brickman concerns?