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16 Tips for Snow Contractors and the Subcontractors They Hire

Kanon Kulpa

It’s no secret that it’s a snow subcontractor’s market. Snow and ice management companies are having a difficult time finding employees who want to work for 24 – 48 hours straight, pushing snow. Yet, snow and ice contractors are savvy. They’re not just going to hire the first subcontractor who walks through their door. Instead, they want subs who are …

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How to Find Future Leaders for Your Snow & Ice Company

Kanon Kulpa

If you’re like most business owners, you want to grow your snow and ice company to reach new heights. To build up your snow management company, though, you need money, time, and a willingness to grow in your self-awareness. 8 Ways to Plan, Discover and Develop Future Leaders for Your Snow and Ice Company Most small business owners want to …

10 Tips for Hiring the Right Person for Your Snow & Ice Removal Business

Kanon Kulpa

There has been a lot of discussion online and in the trades regarding hiring the right kind of employees for snow and ice removal. The green side is having a hard time too attracting and keeping talent for their lawn maintenance and landscaping company’s needs. So, what needs to change in your hiring practices to attract the right talent for …

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Keep Pushing for a Cure

Kanon Kulpa

SnowWolf Supports Breast Cancer Awareness, Research with Pink QuattroPlows As women around the world push back against breast cancer invading their bodies, SnowWolf is giving snow-removal contractors an opportunity to angle plow, back drag, push and wide angle plow snow in solidarity. For the second straight year, our pink QuattroPlow promotion is supporting breast cancer awareness and research into prevention, …

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13 Tips for Successfully Marketing to Millennial Property Managers, HOAs and Other Decision-Makers

Kanon Kulpa

Millennials are all grown up and are now decision-makers for HOAs, retail spaces, hospitals and other places where quality snow removal is expected. As a contractor, you need to communicate and market to this generation. Why You Need to Market to Millennials Differently than Older Generations Every generation complains about the up and coming younger one. No matter how you …

Learn from the Best: Jim Schill, a Seasoned Snow Manager, Shares What He Has Learned in the Snow Business

Kanon Kulpa

Every snow subcontractor hoping to grow his/her snow and ice management business should actively seek out a mentor—to learn the ropes as well as avoid the pitfalls of running a white business. Jim Schill from Schill’s Ground Management has been in the snow management business for the past 25 years. Schill shares some of his advice to younger snow subcontractors …

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Salt-Reducing Legislation Coming to a Snow State Near You

Do you overuse deicer on private roads and retail parking lots because you’re afraid that you’ll be held liable in a slip and fall lawsuit? Do you know that some states are writing bills to protect you from liability while also requiring less road salt be used to deice roads and highways? The Problem with Too Much Deicer on the …

Pack Leader Profile: LCC Landscapes

QuattroPlow — The Missing Mathematical Component The Caggiano family business hits on the right equation for efficiency and profitability for snow-removal. Simple Math Snow removal is a numbers game for Lou Caggiano and his company, LCC Landscapes out of Fairfield, N.J. It’s all about hitting equilibrium among the components of the efficiency equation – people, equipment and time – to …

Post Snow Plow Season

The Season’s Winding Down — It’s Time to Get Organized

For some of you, you still have a month or more to go before you clean off your equipment and store it for next winter’s snow season. Now’s the perfect time to talk about the three areas of your snow business that need check-ups before closing down the winter season. Three Areas to Focus On Even if you’re still fighting …

How to Keep Your Cool While Plowing Snow

Kanon Kulpa

You hear about road rage on the news. People are losing control over themselves to prove a point. Unfortunately, this road rage, also known as snow rage in the winter, leads to car accidents and death. For example, in Pennsylvania, a nearly 30-year-old man shot and killed an 18-year old young woman because she wouldn’t let him cut in front …