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Hi I am Eric. I have been running a construction business for several years now in Missouri. This year I decided to give the property preservation a try (mainly interested in the grass cuts). I have signed up with Five Brothers and been doing about 2 jobs a week. My question is how much grass cuts volume can a guy expect to receive from a national like Five Brothers. (Giving they pay). Also any suggestions on a good company to contract with in Missouri. Thanks
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Lawn service is a shot in the dark with companies like Five Brothers. Also depends where you are located, rural, metro, etc. They have decent pay rates for mowing, and they are ones that keep sending checks. Problems develop when they give you ten mowing orders and they are all thirty miles apart.
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get ready to answer the phone 6,000 times a day to explain what that black dot on the wall is. After you convince the person that calls you at 8am that it is a house fly. A different person will call you and ask if the house needs exterminated due to the flies. This scenario will run through out the day until when you see "Rossville,MI" on your caller ID you automatically kick it to voicemail.

Then they will ask you to return at your own cost to take better pictures of the fly on the wall. You better hope he is dead because those suckers are quick and no matter how many times you ask they will not hold still to be photographed. I have found them to be very independent in their thinking these flies.
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get ready to answer the phone 6,000 times a day to explain what that black dot on the wall is. After you convince the person that calls you at 8am that it is a house fly. A different person will call you and ask if the house needs exterminated due to the flies. This scenario will run through out the day until when you see "Rossville,MI" on your caller ID you automatically kick it to voicemail.

Then they will ask you to return at your own cost to take better pictures of the fly on the wall. You better hope he is dead because those suckers are quick and no matter how many times you ask they will not hold still to be photographed. I have found them to be very independent in their thinking these flies.
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I'm sorry, Doberman is right. Multiple reps from Five Brothers will call you the day before the order is due, the day the order is due, and they will email you for updates. You tell Brenda the order is going to be done today, she hangs up and you believe all is good. Then Tiffany calls with the same question. Then later Crystal calls. It is maddening.
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Yes I have ran into that. They give 3 days on most of their work orders. The work they give is a good fill to keep the guys busy. Still waiting on payment which seems to be slow.
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I have no problems with five brother.
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hi

5 sisters would be a good new regional,wander what they would pay
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I have no problems with five brother.
Although they do seem to pester... I think there one of the bes out there... you just need to be exeperienced enough in the trades...to answer everything they throw at you. Email access on the road is crucial... write down every phone call an email back your version and understanding.
Once you get the understanding of "how to play in their sandbox" its a breeze.
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Although they do seem to pester... I think there one of the bes out there... you just need to be exeperienced enough in the trades...to answer everything they throw at you. Email access on the road is crucial... write down every phone call an email back your version and understanding.
Once you get the understanding of "how to play in their sandbox" its a breeze.
I agree! I have worked for them for years. they pay better than the rest. Things have slowed with them in past years! two years ago theyb were my top company, now Cyprexx is and their cheap! cheap! cheap!!
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