Target has used management Companies for years. Their main purpose is to distance the stores corporate management from liability. They also use the them as the “bad guy” to stiff contractors from receiving full payment of the contract. They usually find some obscure reason to terminate (usually March) at seasons end and since payments are usually 2 or 3 months behind, they have received service for essentially the entire season and have only paid for 2 or 3 months. I’m speaking from personal experience. In general you inevitably get taken advantage of by management Companies and their clients (Chains) sooner or later. I could go on for hours (I almost have). As someone who has been in this business over 30 years, my advice would be avoid these sub contractor agreements like the plague.
although, I worked two really good management companies when I serviced a local EPA property. Reduced payment at the end of each month with a credit Card from the property manager that worked their under the mgmt company.
And ice worked with some really crappy local companies who have treated me and my team like complete poop, and that only lasts a season if that.
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