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rite aids

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hotfeet, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Hotfeet

    Hotfeet Member
    Messages: 46

    I have been plowing a rite aid for 20 years through several management companies. Recently USM, has been it. This year they said they didn't have the account. Anyone know who does? I have no idea who to contact. I asked the Store manager and he didn't know what was going on. Thanks
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    You'd think that store manager would be able to give you a contact number of someone who would be in charge of dealing with that stuff for the store.
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    They contacted me let me look to see if I can find company name
  4. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    World Leader in Facility Management
    200 East Campus View Blvd., Suite 301
    Columbus, OH 43235
    This was who contacted me
  5. Hotfeet

    Hotfeet Member
    Messages: 46

    Thanks a lot. I appreciate your help!
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Good luck
    Don't think you will be happy with what they offer you
    3inch trigger for plowing
    Low prices with shoveling included
    Low salt price with calcium included
    These companies are just taking our money
  7. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    After plowing the same 9 rite aids for 10 years, With Zero incidents,
    We are out.
    They(Facility Source) offered 50% less than the 9 year avg gross for each site, and zero negotiation.
    salt is up , Insurance in NJ has skyrocketed, labor is up
    And Zero tolerance for ice, 24 hours
    it is a losing proposition for anyone that takes it
    at those prices.
    they will get burned,

    Rite Aids were a good account to have.
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Funny is that they Handel another chain as well that I use to do for over 10 years as well I was getting more for salt 3 years ago then then they offered me for a 4-6 inch storm with salt and shove and calcium
    I gave the store up after they switched from in house to a national I laugh when I see hiw much they offer my son on his Atv makes more
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Not only that, but the contract i saw was seasonal... paid $200-350 per MONTH "i know i can't stop laughing", and included required presalt prior to every storm... why can't all contracts "per push" include presalt as mandatory finally .

    NJ insurance is through the roof.. its almost impossible to cut a profit at last years prices even. Salt costs us the same so far this year, but likely will be 30-40% higher by the end of December if we have any normal amount of snow... there just isnt much stockpiled still since last spring.

    We used to get $200+ per ton of salt applied easy here... some accounts $250-300 even. With cost of salt up, we need $225+..... with liability where it is , even from last season, we need $275+.. this year we're offered and no negotiations on $150-175 per ton seems common. Sad.

    Liability to spread salt.... assume $50-100 per ton , in NJ/CT/NY at least
    Truck cost $30,000-75,000 "depending on age of truck, etc"
    Salt spreader cost $3000-10,000
    Cost of the salt $75-125 per ton delivered to contractor on site
    Time to load salt "with owned or rented machines" 15-20minutes
    Labor to have per ton spread and applied to various parking lots $$$
    Calcium is way up too since last year, no more $12.00 per bag pallets, $17-20 easily, yet its still paying $20-25 per bag applied, labor, profit, risk included.

    I saw bids for ONLY sidewalks... $55.00 per 2" at retail stores! Seriously?

    $55 to assume all the liability of all the shoppers , having to send a truck there every 2" for $55 and use a $20 bag of calcium at minimum each time. WTF are they thinking? We countered a bid at $125-200 for same sidewalks depending on location, area covered and risk of the type of store.
  10. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    A 3inch trigger on a store where elderly and sick people frequent is way wrong.
  11. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I didn't sign
    Around here we have a 2 inch trigger on residential houses
  12. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    Springwise is handling upstate NY Rite Aids. $5200 all inclusive walks plow and salt. Mind you this is two corner property with probably 1500 lf of sidewalks. I wished them luck.
  13. john1122

    john1122 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    I used to do rite aids in staten island Bronx and Brooklyn was paid well 10 years ago but they just kept dropping price I said enough it was not even worth getting out of bed its starting to happen with td bank now
    the last five years been great there a pain to work for but never complained about paying this year they want caps on all banks for pricing nuts
  14. john1122

    john1122 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    does anyone in here know about sno way plows I just picked up one for my house upstate new York and am having some trouble I never used one know nothing about them
  15. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Where upstate
  16. john1122

    john1122 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    troupsburg near corning
  17. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Ok just curious people by the city always say upstate and I thought you meant Rockland or Orange County
  18. john1122

    john1122 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    nope sit on the front porch and cant see another house closes house is 2 miles away
  19. tbi

    tbi Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 91

    I'd say north of Sullivan county is upstate.
  20. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 256

    That's way upstate. I go to the finger lakes up there.