These sound like the challenges to starting any business. The market weeds out the weak.
JenkinsHB said:These sound like the challenges to starting any business. The market weeds out the weak.
NO....I do restoration and am an EX preservationist.....BurdetteTrim said:Pardon my ignorance. Is preservation the same as restoration in the construction world?
Read the OP completely. He is neither new to the business or weak.JenkinsHB said:These sound like the challenges to starting any business. The market weeds out the weak.
I didn't say he was either of those things.GTX63 said:Read the OP completely. He is neither new to the business or weak.
GTX63 said:Read the OP completely. He is neither new to the business or weak.
GTX63 said:P3, MFSoracle, I would encourage you to call out the Nationals by name that pull that c**p. Using nicknames and initials does little to help the folks getting started in this business. I could read this and think, "Man, that must be some fly by night company." Field Assett Services would never do that, or "Safeguard has such a huge network and a pretty website, couldn't be them." There is nothing to fear for naming them; as Oscar Wilde found out, it isn't libelous if it is the truth.
I understand completely. Don't agree, but I understand.MFSOracle said:GTX63,
I'm not interested in calling out specific experiences with specific companies - my observations are based on my experience, and those of others, with many of the companies on this list:
If I call out a specific company then other "vendors" may swoop in to defend their own experience with that company; here's the problem: is it really an independent vendor coming to their defense? Is it inconceivable that the nationals have minions trolling these boards for that very reason? Is it also inconceivable that I am a troll from one of the nationals? You don't know who I am and I don't really know who anybody else is. I prefer to share my experiences / opinions at an industry level to avoid the perception of favoritism or bashing.
I whole-heartedly agree...Name-Name G-damit... that's what this country was founded on... If somebody is gonna back charge an take $$$ off my table... I'll do what-ever it takes to make it right.GTX63 said:I understand completely. Don't agree, but I understand.
I name the National/Regional/Client as much as possible whether a positive experience or negative. I could care less if they are a current customer or not. Why? All these new contractors posting requests for information on this company or that one. Anyone can say "ZZTOP Asset Management sucks". I will give specific instances what why and how they did what they did. Then they can make a better informed decision and hopefully avoid the baloney we went thru. Yes there are trolls on here. And there are company moles as well. Maybe they will relay enough of the information put up here back to their bosses and eventually realize they have to make a change if they want to reduce all the negative posts from the google search engine.
MFSOracle said:Recent chargeback by a national: Vendor A installed a new sump pump per bid - photos were perfect - they demonstrated new pump next to old pump, new operational pump in the pit, etc.. One year later the national issues a chargeback stating that Vendor B found the sump pump was defective one month after Vendor A installed it. National didn't bother to ask Vendor A to check it out - they just paid Vendor B to replace it again and charged-back Vendor A. Really? Are you sure Vendor B was telling the truth? Was the electric on during the second visit? Is there a problem with the circuit breaker? If I have a concern about work somebody does for me, I contact them to seek a resolution - I don't cut off my nose to spite my face!