With the prospect of snow looming for the next 100-plus days, what are you really paying for in your snow and ice management contract?
The first, and most obvious, is the service provided when winter weather occurs. However, that is only a fraction of the equation. Many companies are in a “race to the bottom” to acquire contracts with aggressively low pricing.
So, what is this other, and larger, part of the equation? A constant state of readiness—months of planning for routing, staffing, material allocation, and equipment preparation take place to ensure that winter weather events are reliably serviced.
Readiness is being available 24 hours per day, seven days per week (including all holidays). Readiness is showing up when we say we will. Readiness is communicating impending weather hours, if not days, in advance. Readiness is a promise to our customers.
Since 1980, across 400 square miles of Chicagoland, we have striven to be one of the most reliable and professional snow and ice management service providers in the region. And with that goal, our management services continue to go beyond just responding to a winter weather event.
While some independent contractors may “plow snow,” it takes a well-designed operation to manage it effectively.
Learn more about our Snow & Ice Management services: http://www.mcadamlandscape.com/commercial/snow-removal
This installment of "Ask the Snow Expert" will be published in the December 16, 2020 edition of the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, the Forest Park Review and the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.