Dave Schmidt the owner of Branch Mgmt. Tree Service and he is a crook. I was a salesman for Dave for many years. I left Dave and opened my own tree business for awhile. I then decided to change my scope of work and went into landscape install. My wife has worked as my secretary for 18 years. So, she knows the industry and she is an awesome people person. I was doing sales for my own landscape install company and came back to do sales for Dave to help him out when he was hospitalized shortly before his secretary quit. When his secretary quit, I asked my wife to work for Dave and help him out until he could find someone new. We got the business out of the hole and back to making money. Only problem is when Dave got out of the hospital and was feeling better. He was more interested in Dave’s finer things in life than paying people he owed money to. Dave owes me over $20,000 and refuses to pay. | We have made several attempts to work with him and come to some sort of agreement or payment plan with Dave even offering to take significantly less than what I’m owed. I saved Branch Mgmt. Tree Service from going under just to have Dave refuse to pay commissions owed to me. In the beginning he would blame in on that he was in the hospital and that he hadn’t fully recovered financially and that he didn’t have the extra. I would agree to wait till next payday. He would pay my current commissions owed but would rarely give me the extra pay he agreed to give me on past commissions that I’m owed. He would argue that he didn’t have it and that he would compensate him on his next check. Well that went on for so long that Dominic finally told Dave he would not sell anymore work for him until he paid him some of what he owed him. In the beginning Dave would said okay, I understand and I have every intention of paying you what I owe you. He would claim that he is a Christian and so we could trust his word. | Well, now Dave says he’s not paying nothing to Dominic and for Dominic to do what ever he needs to do. I told him months ago if he didn’t start paying that I was going to make sure people know the real David Schmidt. Read through the reviews here on yelp. You’ll see nothing but good reviews when I’m involved and bad reviews when Dave is involved. He is a very rude person to customers. I would always have to take the phone calls because he is a hot head and people don’t really like him. I just want you all to know before you do business with him, that he does not pay his business debts. | I also would tell you to never give him a deposit for work to be done. He is in several lawsuits with people just like my me and they also stopped working because they had agreements on pay with Dave and then Dave would screw them in the end. The employees aren’t the problem with this company, they do excellent work. Hopefully they figure out his tactics before they become victims also.
Name: Branch Management Tree Service, LLC
Country: United States