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What $%^&&%#@^&!!!! national mang co got the Lowes in Maine?.....!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mick76, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Cause its not any of the 3 that I bid for!!...rant over!.......

    Ps I feel better now!...LOL
     
  2. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    thats good to know......
     
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    PM Sent............
     
  4. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I think springwise is doing lowes, sent bids to them in early june, then i called the other day and they said lowes is dragging there feet
     
  5. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    So who got the contract them???
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Bfs???????
     
  7. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Could be....They have landed many lowes in the mid-west and east....
     
  8. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    I know BFS got a lot of the Lowe's in OH
     
  9. Rich Arlington

    Rich Arlington Member
    Messages: 76

    what city in Maine are you referring to it may have been AGMG we were awarded Lowes in Maine
     
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Rich, I know the ones u guys got and they wernt any of the stores i bid on.
     
  11. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    it's true a national management company now has ALL lowe's stories not under curent contract to supply services. Lowe's is standing behind all contracts that are in place. When current contacts are over they will be handled thru the new company. I'm waiting for the new bid package to come for the local lowe';s there contract is up. I personel; know the store manager and he is very upset with the current provider but they were under a 3 year deal. i have seen ice rinks that had less ice and snow 3 day's after the event than there parking lot.
     
  12. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    brickman has the ohio stores. we got beat out on them here
     
  13. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I've been told that Brickman got 900 of their 1400 stores. The other 500 hundred I'm not sure... I'm lost on who has got the one I did last year. The location was a great account for me as I had 5 other properties within a 1/4 mile of the place. Anyone have word on the NH Lowes?
     
  14. Rich Arlington

    Rich Arlington Member
    Messages: 76

    Which ones in particular in NH are you referring to.
     
  15. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Collin,
    Did you hear the news?... The average 5-6 ac Lowes is going for 25K including salt!...... what a joke!..... Rich has already confirmed this in another thread (or at least thats what these wonderful nationals are paying us to do them!)........GOOD LUCK!!!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2010
  16. Stowe

    Stowe Member
    Messages: 40

    Mick 76,

    I'm new to commercial. You stated a 506 AC lot is 25K with a national with salt. How much have they gone for in the past direct.
     
  17. Stowe

    Stowe Member
    Messages: 40

    Mick 76,

    Sorry my last post should be 5-6 Acre lot. not 506 ac.
     
  18. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Stowe,

    If your new to plowing stay away from nationals... thats what they are counting on every year is the newbie that doesn't understand the amount of work and the equipment costs associated with these sites... as well as the huge amount of liability !!..... I'll tell you this, you will work your ass off throughout the winter and come spring time you'll be wondering where all the cash went........the nationals will sit back and collect their portion and will be smiling all the way to the bank......it will depend on regions on how much they have gone for in the past and I won't post the answers on this open forum..... but that figure is WAY LOW....
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  19. Stowe

    Stowe Member
    Messages: 40

    Mick 76,

    I agree way low I would think the cost should be $75-100K.

    Stowe
     
  20. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    the Seabrook, NH one.


    Thanks for any info