Snow removal is a very unique and difficult business to be involved in. Several companies provide snow removal for a season or two and then decide it’s not for them. We have been providing snow removal services for 37 years, season after season.
We use our own employees whose year round employment depends on them responding to snow removal call-outs. Several of our competitors use sub-contractors who use their own equipment but have full-time jobs separate from snow removal.
Obviously, if a sub-contractor isn’t dependent on snow removal income, getting out in frigid weather, sometimes for days on end, isnt too attractive. If a sub-contractor’s truck breaks down he may or may not have the money to fix it. If our equipment breaks we have the resources and mechanics to have it back on the job the next evening.