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Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by mike33, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Has anyone done business with US Mainteance?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,458

  3. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I don't like what im hearing about us mainteance, i just got hired in last 2 weeks for a new store. I have provided services last weekend. I was with dentco a few years ago and got screwed, but not enough to drive north and kick there asses:salute:
     
  4. dozer22727

    dozer22727 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I did work for Dentco also. I got to know one of their quality assurance managers (not their anymore). They are the cheapest people (prob. like all management companies. I think they lost alot of work..and layed off alot of people I was told. Love to see them go out of business. :waving:
     
  5. lawnboy

    lawnboy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    ive had good luck with them. We do a few of their places. As long as you turn the work order sheets in you will get paid. I will say they call you a lot, but I dont mind. I think it is a pretty good company.
     
  6. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Thanks Lawnboy, i started sweating this one. Yes ithink there work orders in a pain especially if i do salt only service before business hours than have to drive back there to get a work order signed.
    There rates offered for my area is super ive been plowing for 11 years and one of the largest in my area, and i will have to say it my best money account.
     
  7. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Red flags in Snow business

    There are many red flags of caution in this snow plow business.
    1. Large national management company.
    2. Being hired in middle of season.

    There are many more flags but this is 2 of the most common to me. Good luck hope you do well.

    Dave
     
  8. mike33

    mike33 Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Good point, however the reason i just got hired in the last 2 weeks was this is a brand new consructed store just opened . I signed contract 3 days before opening