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Usm walmart season

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BGompers, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Well, its the end of the season, and I have to say, Usm has been on time with there payments, and it has not been the nightmare I thought it would be. We have worked with Usm on rite aids in the past, and it has always been.....a little skechy, to say the least. But every year it seems to get a little better, and this year, they have been on time.
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    The guy who plows our local WM has not been paid anything yet this season. During our last storm I noticed that the lot was barely plowed so I asked the contractor if he needed some help. I thought maybe he was having equipment or employee issues but he told me that he's not going to do a thorough job until he gets paid.

    Glad to hear you're coming out alright though. You must be one of the lucky ones.
     
  3. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I Love the way you only have one post and your the only one saying good things about usm on here.?
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    You noticed that too? :laughing:
     
  5. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Just thought I would see if any one else was having success dealing with them.
     
  6. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That post made 2 btw
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    He isn't the only one.

    He is one of the few on here that have actual first hand experience with them.
     
  8. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    First hand experiance

    the closest I got to working for them was an offer November 22 2009 to plow a larger Home Depot for $14,000.00 per season. Per month Mabey Season No.
     
  9. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have never took a per season contract. I def dont feel comfortable with the risk. I have always worked per event, and I hope it stays that way
     
  10. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    Per Season

    The only problem I had with per season with them was the fact that it was at least a $40,000.00 per season lot 2 years ago,
     
  11. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That is what I heard the most of, and is my experience too. The maint. companies are asking for us to provide the same service we have been for a quarter of what we have been getting. I think that will calm down over time. Bad service or no service speaks for itself, and will self correct. I am not giving it away. I actually negotiated a fair contract.
     
  12. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    B gompers

    What is the name of your company and how long have you been plowing. Just Curious
     
  13. BGompers

    BGompers Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I thought everyone could see it. Highland Landscaping LLC, Buckhannon, WV 6 Years plowing, 10 years in business
     
  14. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    Congrats

    Congrats on the fair contract as well as getting paid. and I agree it will change soon.
     
  15. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    The one close to me, the contractor used bag salt, had spreader on a UTV
     
  16. Tony Bonventre

    Tony Bonventre Sponsor
    Messages: 89

    How long do you think they can continue like this
     
  17. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    Those of you back to the east (95% of those on PS), why so much salt use? Why not plow the lot and let it ride? Does it stay cold there longer? Cloudy longer?

    Up and around the doors and what not, makes perfect sense. But the whole lot? I'd venture to say that 1% of any commercial lot here gets any kind of chemical to the entire lot. Plow it down and let the sun do the rest. Maybe a west coast thing? We average 12 events @ 65 inches+/-

    Thinking about the UTV here, would be more than enough for the sidewalks and around the doors/ front of store. Bagged salt though?
     
  18. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Lots here are 100% asphalt if I'm taking care of them as are most other lots contractors take care of.
     
  19. triadpm

    triadpm Member
    from 21771
    Messages: 48

    People around here love to sue. Some make a living at it.
     
  20. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i have one question, Did you sign the 8 page contract that takes away all your rights as a contractor?