How are we different than the associations you mentioned? We are very different as we will not be influenced by the companies that are your clients as most are. And to answer some of your other questions I have 20 years experience in this industry. I have dealt with all the major players and at one point had was completing about 8 million a year in work orders. I have and still do work for some but have worked with Safeguard, Spectrum, Cyprexx, A2Z, Assurant, Five Brothers, Laudan and M&M just to name a few. Contractors like all of us call me due to the fact this has been in the works for some time now with ads running in local cities to test the waters of just how big of a problem this is. I knew that the problem was there in our industry but I had no idea how large a problem it was with during our research is affected 98% of all contractors has dealt with the issue of late payments with no penalties for being late with repaying our money that we financed there operation with, ridiculous chargebacks, we the contractor taking the loss whether it may be our fault or their fault either one we are always take the blunt of it. Clients realize that the business practices they employ such as re assignment fees, un founded chargebacks, not paying for certain line items on bid approvals saying incomplete photos when photos are clearly there they understand this can be a huge income for them during the fiscal year because of the fact that the contractor is so un organized they can not and will not do anything about it and therefore it will continue to be a huge income for them until we stop it. These companies that are forming that are work order processors when they pitch there sales meeting to our clients (I have sat in on one of these meetings) it is all about these 3rd party processors or quality control guys promising our clients they can increase there net income 25-30% at the expense of the contractors finding ways to deny work orders, line items and chargebacks.
YES OUR CLIENTS HAVE COMPANIES THAT DO NOTHING MORE THAN CONSPIRE EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY TO RETAIN ANY DOLLARS THEY CAN OF THE CONTRACTORS PAYMENT. This is happening now and getting more and more widespread in the industry every day.
I know you guys have a received a bid approval and when the work is completed there are a couple of line items on that work order that you do not get paid for with your client saying that at it was denied for whatever reason that they may feel to give so you loose a couple hundred dollars on that work order you dispute it only to be told the same thing even after you are sending them photos showing different or they play it out beyond 30 days and than your informed that 30 days has expired and as of that point they can no longer review it.
Have you ever noticed that 30 day period does not apply to us if they issue a followup on work order 60 days down the line. Why is that same rule does not apply to us? I tell you why because we the contractor have no means of doing anything about this issue. They have the control from the day you set foot on the property to complete a work order with your money. Because after that point they are in control of your money for that work order not you.
I will be the 1 st one to stand up and say "We missed it or your correct we did not complete per guidelines" to my client if that is the case and I certainly do not want anyone or anything to be given to us free. I have no problem working for what I have and ask for no more than what is owed or due .
But as the industry is right now , the means of doing business with these companies is one sided their side because we allow it.
Why dont we take a poll here and all Property Preservation Contractors reply "Yes" if you have experienced any questionable practices from your clients. I will start...
Last edited by Truth Exposed; 02-18-2019 at 08:32 PM.