I do a lot of work for brokers and the work is see by AMS contractors is complete garbage. AMS pays garbage wages and have garbage contractors.
and miss with the quality, I follow a few different initial contractors, with routine services, and do initial services in a small area. I may be the exception, but by the time I have a property for a few routines, it is clean, safe and market ready. Of course there are cases where nothing but a match and a can of gas will help, but you have that. AMS always writes a work order for anything I request, like excess cleaning, hazards, etc. and you can make a dollar as a one man show, or possibly two guys. I wouldn't try to build a real business with employees and office staff, it just wouldn't work. I like having a regular route with 50 or so properties, it adds up.
And to mighiganvendor: Stay small and don't let the little things bother you, sometimes it may seem like they are messing with you on purpose, but I can assure you they are just incompetent. I've been doing AMS work for three years, and have done reasonably well doing routines. The initial service side, I make little money on, but do them just to avoid the hit and miss quality I mentioned earlier. AMS is the top of the heap of the bottom feeders, in my opinion. If that makes sense.