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New Management Company For Lowes???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dirtyscag, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. dirtyscag

    dirtyscag Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    We where just informed that Brickman is no longer handling Lowes any idea who the new mangment company is?
     
  2. SnowHill11

    SnowHill11 Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Nobody seems to know, including the local store managers. All I've been able to find out are companies that didn't get it, including, National Maint. Systems, Springwise, Mirror, and now Brickman.......
     
  3. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Brickman kept some states like Delaware but lost some states like Maryland.
     
  4. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    for Lowe's**
     
  5. Tiflawn

    Tiflawn Member
    Messages: 45

    October 16th and Lowes parking lots in NY state have not been contracted ( or at least the contractors have not been told ). How irresponsible can you get. I have plowed our local Lowes since the store was built in 2004. I have also plowed another Lowes since that store was built three years ago. The pencil pusher that makes these decisions does not realize what the contractor has to go through to prepare for a client ( salt purchase, equipment designation, labor, stakes, route adjustment, etc). I have been fortunate to make adjustments to my business so that I will not have to worry if I get to plow these stores ( we also plow their neighbors W ).
    I feel for the contractors that are left out in the cold at the last minute. The longer these corporate pencil pushers wait, the higher the price gets. That is common sense. Quote of the day: If you leave a trail in the snow, you are a low baller. :b
     
  6. dirtyscag

    dirtyscag Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Thanks alot!
     
  7. dirtyscag

    dirtyscag Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Any info is beter then none
     
  8. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I think affiliated grounds maintenance got them, i received an email from them months ago, the one in matamoras was per event, not seasonal.
     
  9. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    i was told today that someone got them and its not listed above. These bids were due in july if i remember correctly and we bid about 15 sites for various companies listed. I was told this new company got some in Mass and NY but havent been told numbers, locations or seen this on paper. I will update as I learn more.
     
  10. Kristy3868

    Kristy3868 Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 4

    Correct

    Merit Service Solutions (Lipinski) picked up a bunch.
     
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yep, just got the axe today! "Cease all work as of October 31st". We service 2 lowes and they lost everything including summer work as well. It will definitely hurt a bit but I'm about done with the landscaping/snow removal business any more. You go above and beyond to try to keep them looking good and its all for nothing it seems any more. Its not Brickmans fault, I was told that (here in PA) Lowes wanted a huge discount and Brickman said no that no one could do it that cheap and still keep up performance. We'll see.
     
  12. Tiflawn

    Tiflawn Member
    Messages: 45

    " The NY Contractor that will be performing Landscaping, Snow and Sweeping services will be Ferrandino and Son "
    I just received this from Lowes.
     
  13. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    That's too bad Brian. You guys did a nice job over there. I can think of one or two larger lowball hacks that will gladly do it cheap.
     
  14. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    VT was given to merrit ( lipinski ) and for ccchhheeeeppp
     
  15. SnoDaddy

    SnoDaddy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 138

    What about ohio don't tell me agmg got them....
     
  16. SkyhawkSteve

    SkyhawkSteve Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Brickman's retained Ohio
     
  17. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    Brickman still has Kansas too they also got home depot for 2 yrs. I heard there trying to get the one near me for 11k for the season it is almost 9 acres and ton of islands. We are hit or miss on snow but there way to low on it.
     
  18. wwhite

    wwhite Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Anybody know who got Kentucky?
     
  19. ProEnterprises

    ProEnterprises Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 379

    Does anyone know if Brickman kept CT, or is it someone else?
     
  20. Kristy3868

    Kristy3868 Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 4

    Get use to the falling values!! That is what the market is paying. What do they say?......something is only worth what one will pay!!!