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.
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.