President of Xtreme Snow Pros, Chris Marino, wins the 2017 Leadership Award from ASCA Executive Summit

It’s been a great month so far for us here at Xtreme Snow Pros. Our President and Chief Visionary, Chris Marino, was the recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award at this year’s ASCA Executive Summit. Held in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 2nd to the 4th, the summit played host to Snow Magazine’s annual Leadership Awards and Top 100 ceremony.

As a nationally regarded player in the greater snow and ice removal industries today, Marino was tapped for his visionary insight that puts Xtreme Snow Pros in one of the most efficient and technologically sound companies in the game.

Marino’s award, the Leadership Award, recognizes a class of snow industry professionals for their leadership not only within the industry but also within their business, as well as the communities they perform their services in. To be considered for the award, the recipient needs to be nominated by a peer.

“As someone who is incredibly passionate about constantly revolutionizing the Xtreme Snow Pros services, oversight, and infrastructure, while also ensuring my employees and clients are treated right every single time, I am incredibly honored to have received this recognition,” said Marino.

Snow Magazine and the ASCA recognized three snow and ice management professionals with Leadership Awards during a special Leadership dinner Thursday night at this year's Executive Summit. Jason Case of Case Snow Management in Attleboro, Mass. and Chris Senske of Senske Lawn & Tree Care in Kennewick, Washington, were also recognized for the award.

The ceremony officially took place at The Grand Summit Hotel in Park City, Utah.

To The Top

Chris Marino, Chief Visionary and President of Xtreme Snow Pros attended the ASCA Executive Summit held in Salt Lake City, Utah earlier this month. While the summit offers further education and networking, it also hosts Snow Magazine’s annual Top 100 ceremony. The Top 100 recognizes the top-performing companies in the snow and ice management industry.

Xtreme Snow Pros is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, the company has moved up their ranking amongst North America’s Top 100 Snow Contractors. The company has not only continued to make the list each year but has improved their ranking, now coming in at #33.

 

Created from the passion for winter weather and providing a safe environment for their clients and their client’s patrons, Xtreme Snow Pros continues to provide top ranked services to their commercial clientele in New Jersey and New York. With over 30 years of experience, their in depth knowledge ensures client’s snow removal needs are met immediately, safely, and affordably. Their team is ASCA-certified and qualified to assess and remediate any snow or ice condition.

Xtreme Snow Pros’ looks forward to their continued service and dedication to providing their commercial clientele worry-free snow management solutions and next year’s summit where they hope to receive an even better ranking.

Yes, We Work During The Summers Too

Naturally, many people wonder what a snow removal and ice management company does during the hot summer months. Obviously, there isn’t any snow to clear or impending ice storms that need monitoring. Believe it or not, we are just as busy during the middle of July as we are in December. A company as in-depth and careful as ours has constant overhead, information, and management requirements to make sure we are in tip-top shape and ready to hit the roads come the first Northeastern snowfall (which can be as early as October).

If you’re one of those people wondering what we’re up to right now, stick around and we’ll go through some of our regular upkeep tasks:

- General Preventative Maintenance on All Equipment

We deal with heavy-duty equipment, plows, and machinery here at Xtreme Snow Pros. As such, this equipment needs some tender love and care when it’s not in use. We go through our entire inventory, keep count, and oversee cleaning and repairs for anything that needs it. That means equipment, trucks, machines, and anything in-between. It’s a tedious task, but one we don’t mind, as it’s essential for our winter performance.

- Conventions and Workshops

In order to be at the top of our game, we need to constantly study up on the industry’s latest trends and developments. Although we have dozens of accreditations to our name today, there are constantly new tests and courses for us to complete. This is the most essential part of our operation. Without education, we’d fall fast behind the competition.

- Assess Training Process

In order to join our Xtreme Team, we require applicants and staff to undergo serious training, both inside and outside of the classroom. Not everyone has what it takes to join our team, which is why we put a lot of time into our training and hiring processes. From the initial application to the real-world scenarios we put our students through, we make sure they’re ready to go by the end of it all. During the summer, we sit down as a team and go over the exact criteria for hiring new staff. It’s a constant process for us.

- Sales Marketing

Sales and marketing are ever-changing necessities for a business today. With social media, content marketing, and email marketing being incredibly popular right now, we make sure that our sales efforts are targeting the right people at the right time. As a commercial snow and ice management company, we are always looking for new clients in the New York and New Jersey corridor.

- Vacation?

We’re only humans, too. A lot of us go on vacation during the hot summer months. When most people are in Disney World during their kid’s February or April school breaks, we’re hitting the roads all night and all day. Right now is the perfect time for us to enjoy a little break from the hustle and bustle.

Pay More for Services and Less for Risk with Commercial Snow Contractors

We’ve all heard the classic statement, “You get what you pay for!” It still holds true today for a lot of services and products – if not all of them. The problem is that though this common sense saying pretty much says it all when it comes to management, many business owners still try to cut corners to save pennies. Commercial winter weather snow and ice removal is not something you want to skimp out on.

It’s one thing to tell your lawn mower to skip one week since the rain forecast is a bit dry. It’s another to hire a cheap and inexperienced winter weather company that doesn't effectively remove and prevent snow and ice. The result in the latter case is a decrease in business, an increase in risks for personal lawsuit injury cases, and of course, the contribution to someone getting hurt. It’s just not an option to go for cheap, and here are Xtreme Snow Pros, we’re here to tell you why.

Poor Customer Service

Snow isn’t something that can be partially cleared and left alone for the remainder of the storm. Snow is its own demon and can consume your entire property, making it impossible for patrons to stop by and come in. With this kind of obstacle, your customers will pass you by and invest in the next company down the road with cleared streets, parking lots, and sidewalks. No one wants to trudge through the snow.

Plus, with expert 24-7 snow and ice removal services, customers will recognize that you run a serious, lucrative operation. If you present your customers with a top-notch facility, they’ll be more likely to invest in your services and consider you a top talent.

More Injuries 

We’ve all fallen on the ice or snow. Depending on where and when it’s not a pleasant experience. Thousands of people break hips, knees, backs, and other painful places every year when they slip on the ice. The problem is that if it happens on your commercial property, people have grounds for a lawsuit. In this situation, you’ll be mighty sorry you passed up high-quality snow and ice removal services for a multi-thousand-dollar lawsuit.

And of course, who wants their loyal patrons getting hurt? It’s not a good look for them or for you.

You Get What You Pay For

Here at Xtreme Snow Pros, we have expertly curated technology that gives us real-time feedback regarding impending weather, as well as monitoring of physical locations. Through our salt, liquid ice melting products, and high-quality machinery, we’re able to keep our client’s properties in pristine condition through the toughest blizzards. With us, you most certainly get what you pay for: top-notch award-winning services you won’t ever have to worry about.

“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting alot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.” - John Ruskin

Why Commercial Snow Removal Companies Are a Property Manager’s Best Friends

Every snow contractor has a different approach to planning, overseeing, and administering snow and ice removal services during the winter season. By following the best practices out there today, firms like Xtreme Snow Pros are able to save business owners time and money through their high quality performance. As a firm that’s dedicated to making sure they literally get out in front of the storm, they’re actually able to save property managers money in the process.

Here are a few notable ways in which the beneficial relationship saves time and dollars:

1. Education:

Professional snow and ice removal companies are the experts when it comes to managing winter weather. Property managers are tasked with understanding a variety of services and problems for being effective. By working alongside the snow removal company, they will receive a steady influx of education that helps them to understand how to effectively and smartly treat the weather.

2. Anti-Icing Products

Salt isn’t the only ice solution available to business owners today. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually anti-icing liquids that can be utilized on properties prior to snowstorms. Xtreme Snow Pros uses this product, as opposed to excessive salting, as a way to save property managers money. Additionally, it spares the environment, too.

3. Salt Savings

Salt costs a lot of money today. Any business owner reading this will know what we mean. The problem is that many property managers don’t know there are alternatives. By working alongside a snow removal company, they will learn about de-icing liquids that are a fraction of the rock salt pricing. Property managers will also save money when there’s less environmental damage viewable at the end of the winter season.

4. Advanced Technology

Whether it’s the latest in snow hauling equipment or the newest advances in communication, a professional snow company knows to be ahead in order to provide the best service possible to its clients. Xtreme Snow Pros’ advances in technology are ever growing. They provide clients with log in capabilites to view the status and pictures of their properties in real time providing peace of mind and customer satisfaction.

5. Lawsuits

There’s perhaps nothing more expensive than dealing with a personal injury lawsuit. If a patron slips, falls, and is injured on commercial property, they have grounds to sue that company. Though property managers may do their best to try and prevent this kind of problem, it can become very difficult with the typical Northeastern winter weather. By working with a snow and ice removal company, commercial clients can rest assured that they’ll never be slapped with a multi-thousand-dollar lawsuit out of the blue.

Of course, Xtreme Snow Pros takes the time to develop a detailed snow response plan that prevents any kind of catastrophes for their commercial clients. In the long-run, they save property managers thousands of dollars – not to mention, they provide some peace of mind during the year’s most chaotic weather months.