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Any body ever worked for Ferrandino & son

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by B-2 Lawncare, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    The wife and I are on a bike trip, and I got a call from them asking if I would be interested plowing at one of there stores? They sent over the proposal and it looks good, just wondering what they are like to work with.
  2. Triton Snow Professionals

    Triton Snow Professionals Banned
    from McHenry
    Messages: 126

    I would suggest staying away from them !!! Loudly
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    If they treat the contractors as well as the paying customer they should be fine
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Their prices for landscaping were laughable at best. $14 for a spring cleanup that would take 8 man hours minimum. $23 for weekly maintain. This was on several acre sites.

    If the price looks good maybe that's their seasonal offer and you think its per push.
  5. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 222

    I have worked for them for 4 years now and havent got stiffed yet. Just make sure all your paperwork is up to date. 45-60 days for payment is the norm with them. Dont be afraid to demand more money then what they are offering, they seem to cave pretty easy. This year I might demand getting paid in 30 days or less or charge them interest on invoices past 30 days. Its a longshot but worth a try.
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    They took over a cumberland farms i did for them... lets just say the price for plowing, shoveling, and salting was less then what I was charging them to do the walks alone! And no I wasnt charging them an unfair amount... needless to say I passed on their offer...even when they offered alittle more....
  7. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    They bought out Pamida here the parkinglot is not that big and there pricing is OK for just plowing, but they want calcium chloride spread. Around here we don't use anything but sand. The guy I talked to is young and some where back east and seemed to be unfamiliar with the plowing business here. Have any of you guys ever been audited by them?
  8. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Why? explain
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    They owe my sub $9,000 from last year for a Kmart he did, he is dumb for letting it go this long, should have started legal proceedings the first day the payment was late.
  10. snowbrothers101

    snowbrothers101 Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    I did some Kmart's direct last year. Brutal. Still trying to get paid. Can't believe Sears hasn't gotten bankrupt.

    I ahve done work for them. Pricing can sometimes be a challenge but they always pay so I can live with that.
  11. novasnowplower

    novasnowplower Member
    Messages: 52

    I have worked for them in the past. they take 30-45days to pay other than that it was all good. IN the Fredricksburg, va area
  12. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    We work for them and get paid what we demand for pricing however some of their work like 60 bank sites we don't do the pricing makes no since to do them. However, when a blizzard or ice storm hits they call us and pay us high amounts of money to fix them had to do that 2x now. We picked up a 40 acre site from them this season and got our price that was way different from what they offered to pay before.
  13. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    Are they a big outfit or something cause they are going to be doing the target store in Riverdale NJ I don't know prices but they must be pretty cheap to win that bid.
  14. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    All my Target quotes for landscape maintenance were about 40% higher than the were willing to pay. And that was a very very slim 10-15% profit margin.
  15. osomany?s

    osomany?s Member
    Messages: 48

    I worked for peter never had a problem
  16. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    They have a lot of equipment or do they do a lot subcontracting.
  17. danknight163

    danknight163 Member
    Messages: 65

    i did 5 stores for them i am still waitting for my money from last year stay away from them
  18. danknight163

    danknight163 Member
    Messages: 65

  19. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Just wondering why did you keep plowing when they weren't paying?
  20. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I was going to ask the same. Last time I wasn't paid I stopped service. The check came real quick after that.