Stay one step ahead of the competition by providing your clients with the do’s and don’ts of snow plowing.
Before long, those colorful leaves on the ground will be replaced by snow.
Tops on the list of what to consider: ensure the company you choose will actually clear your driveway.
If you choose to hire a contractor to plow your driveway this winter, make sure you get your money’s worth and the level of service you expect.
Tops on the list of what to consider: ensure the company you choose will actually clear your driveway. That might seem obvious, but in late 2010, dozens of customers of Extreme Snowplowing were stuck with snow-blocked driveways after a big storm showed up and the company’s trucks didn’t. Another contractor, Terry Lyn Jarvis, was sentenced to five years’ probation earlier this year for taking $21,000 from more than 100 customers and not plowing as promised.
Such incidents are a reminder that while lots of contractors promote snow-removal services, it pays to hunt for a reputable one by checking their track records and policies.
The Better Business Bureau receives complaints each winter about some companies in the snowplowing business, said Peggy Penders, a spokeswoman for the BBB of Upstate New York. The complaints sometimes involve a company that doesn’t provide service, can’t be reached by phone, or causes damage to a property.