ASCA Snow & Ice Show

Chris Marino and Glenn Kramer Attend the 2018 Snow and Ice Show in Connecticut

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Every year, a comprehensive snow and ice removal event takes place, welcoming industry elite and participants from around the country to share their best practices when it comes to tackling winter weather. Believing that collaboration is more valuable than working as independent entities, snow and ice removal leaders set aside time to network with leading thinkers and researchers in the industry.

This year’s Snow and Ice Show took place May 1 thru the 3rd in Hartford, Connecticut. As an event that unites manufacturers, suppliers, and snow and ice management professionals for two and a half days of education, networking, and trade show displays, this year’s event was focused on the principles of successful snow and ice management: managing risk, reducing insurance rates, and reducing bogus slip-and-fall claims. Speaking personally regarding de-icing strategies, equipment purchasing and management, and creating culture in your own organization, Xtreme Snow Pros founder Chris Marino and Operations Manager Glenn Kramer were in attendance.

2018 Snow and Ice Show

This year’s event featured a plethora of topics from a variety of speakers, hailing from every community around the country. Talks touched on: contract language for the snow and ice management industry, basics of snow and ice management, physical conditions to look for on a property, documentation to meet industry standards, technology for sales and customer service, overcoming plateaus in your business, structuring your snow team for success, and the list goes on.

Marino was a central figure in the proceedings, providing three different talks that were positively received by the audience.

Starting with his talk on de-icing, Marino quickly stated: de-icing is such a broad and important category that an entire conference alone could have been dedicated to it. He started off by asking business owners to reflect on their service offerings. Did they offer de-icing? Marino also imparted his expertise on equipment purchasing and management, asking the audience to describe their equipment portfolio, as well as the depth of their operations.

Always working to develop new relationships and integrate new technology and best practices that revolutionize Xtreme Snow Pros business model, Kramer and Marino attended events every day of the conference, meeting with new business owners and innovative thinkers. The Xtreme Snow Pros team is constantly working to improve upon their service offerings, which is why Marino is a central figure at snow and ice events around the country every year.

We look forward to the 2019 Snow and Ice Show!

Xtreme Snow Pros Chris Marino Speaks on 3 Different Topics at 2018 Snow and Ice Show

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This year’s Snow and Ice Show has finally rolled around, taking place May 1st to the 3rd in Hartford, Connecticut. As an event that unites manufacturers, suppliers, and snow and ice management professionals for two and a half days of education, networking, and trade show displays, this year’s event was focused on the principles of successful snow and ice management: managing risk, reducing insurance rates, and reducing bogus slip-and-fall claims.

Naturally, as a leader in the snow and ice removal industry for the greater Northeastern region of the United States, Xtreme Snow Pros owner, Chris Marino, was part of the elite team of speakers and presenters offering up their experience, information, and research. Speaking on three different topics, Marino discussed de-icing strategies, equipment purchasing and management, and creating culture in your own organization.

De-Icing

As Marino quickly stated: de-icing is such a broad and important category that an entire conference alone could have been dedicated to it. He started off by asking business owners to reflect on their service offerings. Did they offer de-icing? No? If they did, how much of an impact did it make on their business once they added it to he repertoire? Next, he moved into asking the audience of their customers understood how de-icing worked, and its notable differences when compared to snow removal.

Looking at de-icing products, Marino touched on Xtreme Snow Pros approach to de-icing, as well as how they provide options to their clients. He asked the audience: how much training needs to be administered before proper application? What is the average profit margin contractors should be realizing from their de-icing services? What are contractors doing right or wrong?

Marino also made a point to touch on trendy questions related to de-icing, like the request for “organic” de-icing solutions.

Equipment Purchasing & Management

Marino imparted his expertise on equipment purchasing and management, asking the audience to describe their equipment portfolio, as well as the depth of their operations. What’s your equipment purchasing philosophy? What are your thoughts on rent and lease options for snow and ice management? Do you have a dedicated manager, and what are the costs?

Marino finished off the segment by touching on how important it is to develop relationships with local dealers and contractors for top-notch performance.

Overall, it was another incredibly productive and successful Snow and Ice Show, attracting industry elite from around the country to share their experiences and observances for a more informed snow removal industry. We look forward to participating in next years’ event.

Chris Marino Speaks as Featured Panelist at This Year’s ‘Snow and Ice Show’

The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) and Snow Magazine teamed up to launch a comprehensive educational convention this year, the Snow and Ice Show, in Indianapolis. The event featured education, certification, networking, and the latest snow-fighting tools for increased efficiency and profitability. Taking place from May 17 until the 19, the 3-day extravaganza delivered convention goers with invaluable information, training recommendations, and expert oversight for application in their own personal operations.

As a regionally accredited and recognized snow management and ice removal company in the Northeast today, Xtreme Snow Pros was sought out as a featured panelist for the resource-rich convention. Chris Marino, the Owner and visionary behind the Xtreme Snow Pros operation, spoke on a panel to his peers at the Indianapolis event, providing his knowledge on the snow and ice industry regarding is favorite sector: technology.

Starting with the Wednesday slot on the first day, at noon Marino covered the generic Technology course, presenting different technological solutions being utilized by some of the top snow and ice management contractors across the countries to attendees. He provided specific examples regarding the various real-time weather, machine, and onsite monitoring technology that Xtreme Snow Pros utilizes with all of their clients to mitigate management costs and over-salting.

The next day, starting at 9AM, Marino was part of the Equipment Purchasing & Management panel. During this segment, industry leaders chatted about equipment that is most important to their snow and ice management operation. “Without it, you are out of business,” proclaimed Marino during the panel. He spoke on how to acquire and maintain fleets so the team is ready to service every client when heavy amounts of snow start falling. For this panel, Marino drew on his experience with sister company Xtreme Equipment Solutions, and what kind of high-quality specifications they look for when adding new equipment to their reputable fleet.

The 3-day event wrapped up on Friday, with all members of the Xtreme Snow Pros leadership team in attendance. Aside from the featured panels for Marino, the rest of the team sat in on countless demonstrations, educational panels, and networking engagements to learn more about what industry participants are doing to deliver the best snow and ice management to their clients today.