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Brickman Facility Solutions

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kramer56, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. kramer56

    kramer56 Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    OK guys I been reading about all these nationals and stuff. Well BFS is moving into our area now (lowes and Walgreens so far) and I have filled out my pre screening packet and faxed it back. My question is tho Has anyone ever dealt with them and if so are they ok or are they like USM and the rest of them lol??
    I just am curious if they are ok and pay well and on time i guess? I dont want this to turn into a usm piss on them kinda post either, alot gets said but the questions never get answered.
  2. Weeded!

    Weeded! Member
    Messages: 75

  3. kramer56

    kramer56 Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    Thanks weeded. I just dont know what to make of them, obviously they are there to make money and screw anyone in their way but do they pay good? idk most likely gonna stay away from them for now
  4. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    brickman pays and pays quick, just prices are sometimes low. good luck
  5. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    They also make you use there salt. So you lose that profit from salt. Plus you are letting them just get bigger and bigger. So if you cut grass you should thing about it.
  6. Weeded!

    Weeded! Member
    Messages: 75

    A good question that was brought up in a previous thread was is Brickman's own branches not taking care of the plowing instead of spinning off this other entity, BFS, to find YOU to do the work? The local branches I know use subs, so why does BFS have to exist to find others?
  7. kramer56

    kramer56 Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    my bro is head of a local branch and he knows little bout the bfs stuff other than they get alot work and sub out the big stuff and make alot of money doing it lol. we will see what they have to offer i can say no but i talked to my friend who is a lawyer he said if they pay 1 day late we will charge them a percentage like they all like to do to us lol.
  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Both BFS and local Brickman branches sub out snow. BFS also has no loyalty to the local offices. BFS is not required to use the local Brickman office for snow or landscape services if another local contractor is cheaper. I have never worked for BFS, but love working for my local Brickman office. I am not sure what AA+ is talking about because they do not ask me to use there salt. Quick payers, and nice people to work for.
  9. bam

    bam Senior Member
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    Messages: 201

    Brickman always pays. BFS is a division of Brickman, so as long as you do the required paperwork, you'll see a check. I also think that BFS terms were paid out in less time, than Brickman.

    BFS is covering a niche market, large retail/commercial clients who want to speak to one person and receive one bill for services. Its a massive undertaking, and if I had my choice of all the other companies and BFS, I would choose BFS, if they handle business like Brickman branches do. They are very well organized and they pay.

    I read the trade magazines also. Who has been on the top for the past few years. Brickman. They obviously can source alot of work, but look at there structure. Even as large as they are, they don't own enough trucks to do all the work in-house. I think that is why both BFS and Brickman sub out.

    When I had issues with an hourly rate, or being asked for a per push number, I was able to discuss my fees and come to an agreement.