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brickman subcontracters

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by slim_blevins, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. slim_blevins

    slim_blevins Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 17

    any information at all would be great. i might be plowing for them this year. just curious thanks.
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    ummmm............................good luck and welcome to PS
  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Go for it, they have a lot of work. Works good for me
  4. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Are they hourly too?

    Peabody wants to give me the plowing but not the salting. both or nothing!
  5. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    A lot of work they do have. I see their trucks every where in my area. That being said i don't know one person that does or has ever worked for them. lol

    Do they pay good ?
  6. studebaker48

    studebaker48 Member
    Messages: 53

    brickman is a very good company! I have been working for them for a few years. They always pay on time no problems unless you dont do your job!
  7. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Ya hourly, salt is also an issue sometimes.
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Well now you do LOL! They pay.
  9. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    half a nut is better then no nut isn't it?:confused:
  10. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    One thing ive learned about working for other companies is that you can go in the door with no salt work but 50% of the time you will end up spreading salt for them.
  11. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    payy is verrrry good, from the day you send your invoice in, you can usually count on a check being in your mailbox on the 15th-17th day.....unless you take forever to send your invoice in, in which case they take their time on paying

    work is good, organized & most of the time theyre there to help you out, ive even had their mechanics help me out by fixing/welding my plows or loaning tools

    the only thing that sucks is yes, many times they will do their own salting, many times if its a weekend storm, you wont get a call @ all to go out and work (theyll do it themselves) or lastly theyll call you at 4am and need your designated sites open for biz by 7am,....who wants to go out and work 3 hours??

    but other than those three things, id work for brickman in a heartbeat over any other one of the 5 "big guys" ive worked my equipment for
  12. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Well said!!! Im going with what silver said! I agree 100%
  13. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    is brickman requiring digital pictures this year?
  14. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    no not this year but i always take them any way of everything just in case. The pics bailed me out of a situation at the end of the season! Well worth the effort!
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    This will be the 1st year that I'm being asked to snap photos. Do you typically complete your route and then go back and take pics when it's light out or can you get a decent picture at 3am?
  16. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    good on brickman, glad to see that some large companies are still reputable
  17. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Brickman isn't really reputable. The local branches that you guys are referring to for subbing to might be okay, but here is the problem. Brickman Facility Services - still same company is trying to be like a USM or any other national company! They won all of our Lowe's stores here locally this year, and yes they sub out the work through BFS not even to their local branches because it is bid so low. On top of that they won some of the Groger stores here, and they contacted us about taking care of them. Here are the details:
    1. No Walks
    2. Auto plow at 2" or more
    3. If during daytime hours drivelane plowing gets paid 60% of plow rate
    4. Salting is per event and they want salt at the beginning of the event the way we read it
    The (4) facilities they contacted us about taking care of are as follows along with the rates:
    1. 1.4 acres, $55 plow at 2", $50 salt
    2. 1.2 acres, $50 plow at 2", $50 salt
    3. 3.2 acres, $140 plow at 2", $85 salt
    4. Truck docks only $25 plow at 2", $20 salt

    All of these are different locations spaced throughout our service area and the rate is about 1/3 of what it should be 2 of the locations are 24 hours a day!

    We literally laughed at the rates they gave us as anyone should! Beware BFS is trying to be the next USM and they have the $$ to do it, the funny thing is that they hired/subbed all of this out but didn't use the local branches we have 3 in our service area....
  18. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    where are you from in ohio? north, south?
  19. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    It was my understanding that pics needed to be taken when you get on site and when you are done. with a camera that is time stamped...thats how they calculate the bill.
  20. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    are u subbing through the brickman at sagamore soils?