Bidding on Low Snow Tolerance Facilities? Here’s What You Need to Know

Kanon Kulpa

Snow and ice management on medical facilities can be lucrative. However, you need to understand the details that go into keeping these facilities’ sidewalks and parking lots clean. Beefing Up Your Crews & Preparation Keeping walkways, roads, parking lots, parking garages, helipads and ambulance bays clear of snow and ice isn’t for the lone subcontractor. Indeed, you’ll experience success and …

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Maximize Your Plowing Efficiency While Lowering Your Salt Dependency

Kanon Kulpa

By now, you know that there is a shortage of salt. The snow and ice management industry has stayed on top of this issue since announcing it in August. Plus, you should have your salt supply by now. But is it enough? Do you have enough salt to last your crews until spring—especially if it’s a high snow season? The …

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10 Tips for Hiring the Right Snow Subcontractor this Winter

Kanon Kulpa

Snow and ice removal is a risky business. You need to nail down properties to plow, hire subcontractors and get your fleet ready for the season. Then, you need to take your employees and subs to perform a site visit. The last thing you need in all of this prep work is a shady subcontractor who increases your risk and …

New Game-Changer in Snow Removal Profitability

Kanon Kulpa

Edge Down, Profit Up  What’s the standard for profitability in snow removal? Efficiency, or clearing more snow faster with less manpower and equipment. And what’s the standard for efficiency? Hint:  It’s not containment capacity, anymore. The new standard for efficiency is “cutting-edge downtime,” thanks to technological advances in snow removal attachments and machines. It refers to the amount of time …

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14 Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Snow Removal Business

Kanon Kulpa

There’s no way around it. To do business today, you need a social media footprint—even as a snow and ice management company. And yet, you don’t want to go willy-nilly into social media. Instead, you need a plan on what social media channels to use as well as how to target your ideal client. 14 Smart Ways to Use Social …

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5 Software Programs to Keep You & Your Crews Organized, On Time & Successful This Winter

Kanon Kulpa

Whether you’ve been in the snow removal business for decades or this is your company’s first winter, you want to have the latest software programs that will help you and your crews clean off as many parking lots as possible in the shortest amount of time. Fortunately, modern technology can help you with back office organization, GPS tracking, measuring parking …

11 Tips to Running Your New Snow Removal Business

Kanon Kulpa

When you’re first starting your snow and ice management company, there are so many things you need to know, such as employer-employee relationships, insurance coverage, subcontractor versus new hire and so on. What needs attention first? Business Basics Hopefully, you didn’t wake up today and decide to go into business for yourself. Indeed, the idea to start a snow and …

Take a Bite Out of Risk Management This Snow Season

Kanon Kulpa

As a snow and ice management company, you and your crews have a lot riding on your ability to reduce risk. You work in the worst conditions at night, deal with other drivers on the road, and you have the pressure to make sure everything is cleared off by 7 a.m. the next morning. The last thing you want to …

3 Tips for Picking the Right Plow for the Job

Kanon Kulpa

Tis the season when you buy snow equipment to get ready for the 2018 – 2019 winter season. While your customers are still enjoying their summer at the beach or by the lake, you’re busy thinking what Old Man Winter will cook up this upcoming snow season. If you’re just starting out, you likely don’t know how to find the …

Snow Wolf Flex Plow

How Many Parking Lots Can You Clean by 7 A.M.?

Kanon Kulpa

You know the deal—the faster you can clear snow from a parking lot, the quicker you can get to the next jobsite and the more money you can make. Today’s snow plows and pushers have reached advanced levels of flexibility to move snow from many directions and angles, making the job more efficient. Here at SnowWolf, we continually ask the …