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How can you compete with BRICKMAN

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gslawncare, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    customers seem to be so happy and are reluctant to recieve competitive bids. Do these guys blow the prop. mgrs, free plants, snow and ls care. What's there secret. I know the huge commercial lease properties are out of question at this point but somethings got to give. I live at one of there sites and they won't tell me prices and only said they were on a 3yr agreement, and have used there company for 12yrs. I'm sick of those ugly brown trucks
     
  2. I'm sick of those ugly brown trucks[/QUOTE]


    Was in a lot the other day and saw a couple hundred more new trucks for them .
     
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Who is Brickman?
     
  4. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    www.brickmangroup.com If you don't know brickman then you need to open your eyes to the fact they have more crews working everyday than all the LCO's on this site. They are a nation-wide full service landscape company and they don't even cut res. PA's got 2 branches, pittsburg and plymouth meeting.
     
  5. rbriggs

    rbriggs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Just checked out there site. Are they a franchise or all company owned locations? They seem to be VERY big!
     
  6. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    private company, with region mgrs, branch mgrs, deadly organized.
     
  7. mowmasteruk

    mowmasteruk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I've looked at their site and all I can say is...wow, breathtaking!
     
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Why would you want to compete with Brickman?
    Don't even try unless you're going to mexico this winter and bring back your new crews..........
     
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    I interned for the company........You almost have to be an accountant to work for them. like said above, deadly organized and control a lot of nice accounts. you can compete with them though:D
     
  10. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    i'd like to know how. i really don't think you can, unless you lowball them. 2 friends of mine got out of there own biz's and went to work for them. they both agree how well everything is managed.
     

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