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03-26-2007, 10:38 AM
Just wondering if anyone has any insight to commercial chains like Sports Authority, Kmart, and etc. yearly maintenance contracts as far as biding on the contracts or do you know of software out there that has a template to prepare bids for these type of contracts. I have also been trying to find sample bids for these types of contracts but with no luck. Any help, insight, or contacts with this would be greatly appreciated thanks for your time.
03-26-2007, 08:18 PM
Most big chains like K-Mart tend to use national account contractors like Carrier, York, Emcor, Comfort Systems USA and Trane for their service work to cut down on paper work and dealing with a 100 different contractors in a 100 different markets. They will use one company for service and maint. all over the country to try and leverage a better deal on part and labor rates due to the volume of work it will be offering to the contractor with the ability to cover the entire country. There are management groups Like First Service Network that will let you bid these contracts thru their bussiness, but watch out if you get involved with them . All of the paper work has tobe correct or the bill will not be paid and the process if everything is perfect is still real slow to get paid.
03-26-2007, 08:43 PM
yes most big companies want a contractor to at least hand maybe 2 -3 states her in northeast so they make one call and know what kind work they get and they will tell you what the price will be for preventive maint i work for a company that does a big area im in delaware company from new hampshere to virginia its rough some times everything has a time frame and price
03-26-2007, 11:27 PM
The company I work for here in Arizona provides maintenance contracts for Lowes, Home Depot, Sports Authority, Petsmart and etc..ect... They cover about 3 states not the complete states other than Arizona but a good portion. Let me tell ya...They try to break even on the maitenance, due to these companies above will put a curtain or window on the price. You make the money on repairs and replacements , but lately a lot of these chain stores have a national hvac company for instance Linens N'things...and we are subcontracted to them, they provide parts and starting to provide even belts. They are even contacting a cheap filter changing company. We just do maintenance and coil cleanings/repairs. I personally do not see any profit with these types. I guess when you become a big company like our's which extends in 3 states, you try to gather up all the chains you can even if some do not make as much profit or none.
03-27-2007, 08:10 PM
Don't give away your PM Contracts and expect to make it on repairs. sell a service and actually do the Maint, you will make profits and not go around and put out fires, We are our own worst enmies, if we all sold contracts for what they are worth and actually did the work the $$ would be there. Customers would pay for what they get.
Contracts should be able to stand on there on feet for profits, keeps guys buisy and customers and contractors happy!!!
Someone tell me I'm wrong!!
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