5 Tips to Market Your New Snow Removal Business

Mark Holman

By Jessica Boldt, Marketing Coordinator  So, you’ve decided to start a snow removal business. Since it’s still summer, you’re ahead of the game because this is the time to start marketing your services to potential clients. If you already own a green industry company—such as lawn care or landscaping—finding customers will be a cinch. You just need to look at …

4 Factors You Need to Include in Your Snow & Ice Removal Bid

Mark Holman

By Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager So you decided that you want to add snow and ice removal services to your green industry business. Now that it’s in the middle of summer, you know that you need to start connecting with potential clients, writing up bids and checking to make sure that you have the right equipment to get the …

So You Want to Get into the Snow Removal Business?

Mark Holman

Tips for First Time Plowers By Mark Holman, General Manager It’s the middle of summer, and you’re looking into an add-on service to cover your landscaping business through the slow winter season. Your area gets a lot of snow and with all of the new retail centers, subdivisions and senior living centers, you know that you can earn a profit …

6 Benefits to Attending a Snow and Ice Industry Trade Show

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman, General Manager Now that the snow has melted and snowstorms are less frequent, it’s trade show time for the snow and ice industry. As a business owner, trade shows can be a time where you learn about cutting edge snow equipment, take classes and workshops to learn about running a profitable snow and ice business, as well …

Packing It Up Early?

Mark Holman

9 Tips for Postseason Snow Pusher Pros The winter of 2016–17 will go down as one of the balmiest in history. Forget about what the Weather Channel or the Farmer’s Almanac predicted. Snowy, long cold winter in the Northeast? Pshaw! Even Billings, MT saw 50°F temperatures during the third week of February. Granted, Billings did end that week on a …

Why Your Snow and Ice Removal Company Needs to be Well Insured

Mark Holman

Even though it’s in the middle of the snow removal season, you still need to make sure you have enough insurance coverage for your snow and ice management company. How do you know if you have enough coverage? Or do you have too much? At the very least, you should have invested in general liability insurance to protect yourself and …

Avoid Snow Equipment Breakdowns with These 5 Maintenance Tips

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman, General Manager  When you and your crews are out pushing snow during a blizzard, you don’t want to be bothered with equipment breakdowns. From the minor annoyance, such as the snow plow’s cutting edges wearing down or one where the truck stops working mid-job, snow equipment breakdowns keep you and your crews from completing your jobs in …

5 Steps to Keeping Your Snow Employees this Winter

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman, General Manager It’s almost time to start your busy snow removal season. And you want to make sure that your employees stay on board for the entire winter season—no matter how many snow events your region experiences. However, the long hours away from home, lack of sleep, back-to-back storms with no letup—all of these factors can end …

The Most Efficient Way to Remove Snow from Lots

Mark Holman

Angle Plowing with Wings is Best, but There’s More to It Than That by Dale Oberg, Regional Sales Manager Big, small or in between, for efficient snow clearing in parking lots, angle plowing with wings rules. Nothing compares to the speed of plowing both ways up and down a lot, making uninterrupted passes and moving snow from one side to …

4 Tips to Adding Ice Removal to Your Snow Management Services

Mark Holman

By Mark Holman, General Manager Do you want to boost your snow removal offerings to include ice management? Becoming a full service snow and ice management business will not only increase your company’s bottom line, but will help your community’s businesses stay open during a snow event. Since people don’t want their lives put on hold for a snowstorm, think …