mirrior lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfdsuperduty, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone ever worked for them how are they on paying.... they contacted me about doing one of the local targets for snow and lawn
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Where they from? Large company?
     
  3. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty LawnSite Member
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  4. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would do anything to get a commercial account. I figure if somehow I can get just one account along one of our main streets here in town that would be good advertising for me.
     
  5. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty LawnSite Member
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    I have the room to add the account it is just a matter of this being a company that may take 60-75 days to pay
     
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sign a contract with the length of time that they have to pay in it. What did they say when you asked them about it?
     
  7. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty LawnSite Member
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    they contacted me to submit a bid for the snow and lawn. I was just curious if anyone else has delt with them wanted to see if they pay within 30-45 like most normal b2b
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I don't know, something seems hokey to me. Pics of equipment on their website is from manufacturer sites. A company as large as them, doesn't take credit cards. I could be wrong but beware. Remember the whole SMG thing a couple years back, some guys still haven't been paid for work performed two years ago.
     
  9. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wouldn't sub from any of them. Not worth the risk. IMHO
     
  10. Chill

    Chill LawnSite Member
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    I'm still smiling. I knew right away you were talking about the infamous Mirror lawn I currently am under contract with even though your spelling was a little off. I placed a bid on an old wal-mart they refer to as "dark wal-mart" that is now leased to Tractor Supply. I am in Oklahoma and they are out of TN. They have a fairly comprehensive scope of work on their contracts which requires you to really look into your costs. Pruning,spraying,trash and debris...anyways I do the leg work for my bid and turn in $375 per cut and assume bi-weekly frequency as this is mostly a ditch area. They call and ask is the bid for the month or cut even though I clearly specified per cut. They say and do have a large corporate account basis and say they are on a budget for $450/month. The property was extensively overgrown so I said I wanted a $350/initial cut and settled on the $450 as it is a yearly account and I thought just to pick up trash twice a month $450 wouldn't be bad in the winter. They had the budget for $300 only for the initial. I can't work for free so I tried to cut about every 3 weeks. This resulted in Tractor Supply complaining (Manager hates me because of previous equipment squabble...long story) about a section of slope that cannot and has never been mowed even when it was Wal-Mart. I ended up having to haggle over a measly $150 for the trim work as I had said I will not maintain anything to the south of a certain point in my original contract. During this squabble they threatened not to pay me for the previous month of August(they pay on month behind ex:Aug in Sept.) because they would have to get someone else immediately or lose their entire Wal-Mart contract. Other than all this and the fact that I don't like having to wait an extra month when I email the invoice at the beginning, things have been fairly smooth. They're properties go up for bid every Jan-Feb so please let me know how things go and if you can get any more than $450 out of them. Oh yeah and expect plenty of requests for before and after pics.
     

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