Third Party

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Emerald Coasting, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Emerald Coasting

    Emerald Coasting LawnSite Member
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    Anyone ever worked with this company? http://olminc.com/
    Or companies like this? Whats ya'll guys take on companies like these in the industry?
     
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Looks like a basic property management company. HO Associations will retain these.

    We work through several of these. No big deal, just do your job.
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,254

    Ughh! Middlemen.:usflag:
     
  4. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Amazing thing is the HOA's feel they are getting value :dizzy:
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,254

    Just what every worksite needs. More bosses and people with ideas of how YOUR job should be done.
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  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    After Today I might be done with Management Companies. First they beat up on me for a better price. Fine I could still make some money. But then when I billed them they wanted Pictures and proof that I did the Job by E mail. I e mailed them back and told them there was a additional $ 300 charge for Pictures and Proof since they didn't originally request picture etc.

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  7. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those companies are scumbags...we delt with one on some of our Restaurant contracts.

    they are set up to save money for the customer as they get a portion of the savings.
    they make a myriad of paperwork such that any mistake will delay payment...then when you quote a price, they ask you if you can give them a better price....

    ours asked us to call in from a restaurants phone when we arrived and record a special code that had to be on the invoice which we were to submit their format-

    lost that contract last year as I refused to play by their rules...good luck, they have been through two companies since then-
    when I have an executed contract, I am under no obligation to sign something else that makes for more work--
     
  8. How the hell would a pic prove you did the work anyways?? Is this L&O or GPC?
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  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    GHP = General Household Pesticide which includes Rodent control.

    Typical of these management companies they only wanted to pay for Poison Maces and not Trapping or Exclusions. So I am guessing she wanted picture of the Poison Maces boxes I installed. The house was a foreclosure, so I am guessing dead rat smell might not be a problem.

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  10. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    their whole business model hinges on the fact that many contractors cannot fill out the paperwork to their specifications and or document things like they want...
    i believe they screw many a contractor out of money...and its all legal-the way they do it, cause they make you sign their forms

    its good for companies on top of their game-I just hate companies like that-
     

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