any one out there doing work for Single Source?? If so what has been your expeirence ??
The bros were absolutely the bottom of the barrel. invoice cutting without notice and rediculous time frames were it. Then they went to a cost estimator and I told them goodbye. I estimated 150 to rehang a wooden gate door with lags and new hinges they said 50 I said NO I forgot to include travel time that bid is no longer valid they said ok 150 I repeated NO and they had a fit.I run my own company because I am unemployable. I have always been cynical that my boss or upper management really knew what they were doing, and I have a very anti "step and fetchit" attitude. If your company can give me the volume, human being like pay rates, and can at least appear to not be lying and robbing me to my face, I can make a few adjustments.But companies that give me a job or two every season and then burn down my phone bank for updates go to the back of the line. Five Brothers must be run by former government beaurecrats, that's all I can think of.
The bros were absolutely the bottom of the barrel. invoice cutting without notice and rediculous time frames were it. Then they went to a cost estimator and I told them goodbye. I estimated 150 to rehang a wooden gate door with lags and new hinges they said 50 I said NO I forgot to include travel time that bid is no longer valid they said ok 150 I repeated NO and they had a fit.
I like 5Bros. I regularly have to put their reps in check with a little logic but overall my experience with them has been great. I hate wasting the time to "mentor" their reps but we all need a few good laughs each day. Keeps it interesting.Volume is always an issue...
It's hard to deal with the bulls*** without it..
That is what made 5B so rough...
I do the same ! I`ll get a rush work order and I`ll do when I have time! Have never gotten mileage but then again I have never went out of my coverage wfor them(too busy!)5 Bros are suckers for paying mileage,love the out of area work orders.They pay on time but still pain in the butt.
I have been on probation with them over 2 months and yet still 10 work orders a week and 2 of them a week are always mileage.
They always adjust my bids and I always turn in late work orders.They give me crap and I give it back.The problem for them is nobody up here wants to work for them,so they have to deal with me.Thats karma
Any updates on Singlesource?Just submitted a bid with them for initial services, sales clean, few minor repairs will let you know what my experience with them is. I am assuming it will be an ordeal getting paid and will have my bid dissected and have to explain to a cubicle farmer the logic behind my bid etc etc, but took a flyer on one job to see how it goes, worst case I am out 50 dollars.Best case maybe they are actually worthwhile.
I've been working with them for two years now. No major problems. Fairly easy to work with. Their website is easy to navigate. Just not a lot of volume.Any updates on Singlesource?
. . .& in record time too, just over a month for an IGC bid approval!Update: Single Source approved the bid that I submitted a for initial lawn cut, shrub trim and sales clean as well as monthly services at my numbers less the 25%(which I factored in). Now I hope that the usual ordeal to get paid does not occur...I am being optimistic...keep you posted!
I never complain about emailing results - That's the fastest easiest way to submit results.. . .My optimism has been reduced as their website work upload portal does not work and you apparently can only load five photos at a time..never found out as it didn't work at all and had to email them the photos. . . .