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Dollar General Innovations in Management)

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Arkansas, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Arkansas

    Arkansas Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    So has anyone done any work for these fine folks. Contract states 45 days on payment and we are 90 days out I'm guessing they do not pay anyone in a timely manner or at all. Seems like a game to me I have mailed, e-mailed, and faxed work orders, invoices, insurance, contracts, etc. at least a dozen times. If and when you get to speak to someone they will need you to send the above items again.
    They contacted me and begged me to plow a DG in a small town were I plow all the city streets and the school districts property.

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Same thing

    They did the same thing to me, but with mowing many years, at the time it was Level One Maintenance
  3. Arkansas

    Arkansas Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Well if they fail to pay me it's going to be tough for the Dollar General employees getting to work next winter as they will find dump truck loads of snow blocking the driveways all winter.
  4. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    In Arkansas is there enough snow for Dump Truck loads????.......:popcorn:
  5. Arkansas

    Arkansas Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Sometimes it snow's three times a winter other times 30. I'm the only guy with a plow in the area and have way more business than I can handle. If I have to take my dump truck North to find snow for their driveway that's what I will do.
  6. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    You have to think bigger. Block the entrances and exits to the store and sit back and watch the show :laughing:
  7. Arkansas

    Arkansas Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I always think big. I'm contracted to do all city streets, schools, and most businesses in the little town were this Dollar General is. IMA just hired a good friend of mine in the septic pumping business to pump this location I sure hope they pay him. 8500 gallons of Turds will be hard to get of the parking lot.
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    time to load up the salt spreader with roofing nails
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,590

    Start the ball rolling, file in court, put a lien on the property. If your as connected as you say in the city it shouldn't be that hard to do.
  10. deerecraig

    deerecraig Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm experiencing the same deal. Company is a joke.
  11. Arkansas

    Arkansas Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    From everything that I have read and from dealing with them they are pros at not paying anyone. They had me sign a large contract When I started that puts the ball in their court if I decide to sue them. Any litigation must take place in Portland, TN.
  12. Green Image

    Green Image Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 11

    they are doing the same thing here. The local Dollar General we took on this past season has paid through December work orders with January and February still to collect. I have been trying daily to get through to Innovations,but all I get is voicemail for every contact that I have there. I can't get an email to even go through to them. Tomorrow we will be taking it to the store manager to resolve.
  13. deerecraig

    deerecraig Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    There is hope I guess I was paid in full for January and February on Monday. Wait and see how March pans out...
  14. timber01

    timber01 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Had the same issue with our local DG, after repeated calls and no payment. Had my lawyer call and send them a certified letter. Got payment, with his fee following week. I did most communication via email with them, so I had documentation. This company is a joke and won't refer them to any other snow contractors. I requested to be removed from their contractor list.
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

  16. burtle

    burtle Member
    from USA
    Messages: 52

    I know a guy going through the same thing you are. With plowing and mowing. He quit mowing the grass and its probably about 1.5 feet tall. Not sure what their problem is but they better get it figured out
  17. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    I have bid paper work for one account sitting in front of me now.. i think i want to pass this on to someone i don't like lol
  18. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    They called us at the beginning of last fall for 2 dollar generals one that is about 2 miles from my house and the one in the town over about three miles from me. We said yeah sure they are nice easy lots to do (the two we did anyway) and were on our way to other big contracts we have. Well it only snowed twice here over 3" last Winter and we billed them a day or two after the two storms(this was at then end of February). I was really surprised I actually got paid (just last week) and i sent them an email today saying we are not doing it this year.
  19. Ty27

    Ty27 Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I passed a store yesterday and the grass is almost 2 ft tall too
  20. cdsport

    cdsport Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    what size lots were they you were plowing and how much were you charging for plow and salt? here is one here they want me to bid on...

    parkign lot bid.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015