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? about SIMA

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MatthewG, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Id like to join SIMA. Do most of you who belong find it helpful?. Id like to take a look at any bid sheets and contract samples they may have, since I am lacking in that department.

    I also read on here some time ago you could get a free jacket for joining, is this still the case??

    Thank you
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    yes it is very helpful, you get discounts to workshops and other events they hold.
    As for the jacket. Ya there is a guy on here that was giving them away but idk if he still is.
     
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,987

    JD Dave gives out the jackets if you use his name when you sign up... Plus you save $50 yourself...

    Im not sure if the membership drive has started yet...

    and yes, some of the sample stuff on the website is useful
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Thanks Chad. You can sign up now for $130.00 and get a free jacket from me if you use me as a refferal. I'd love to give you the contract samples and such but I don;t think Sima would like like that. http://www.sima.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=225
     
  5. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Hey Dave! I already sent him a message yesterday! Now I'm never gonna be able to beat you! LOL! I still never got my jacket either Dave.... Either way, no matter who you sign up under it's well worth the money. Plenty of people willing to help out so go for it! Ask if you have any questions.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Did you PM me your info? Sima does not contact me with the people that reffer me. If I owe you a coat you'll get it. I appologize if it was an error on my end. Send me a PM with the name you signed up under, address and coat size.
     
  7. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    What do the jackets look like?
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

  9. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Yes sir! SIMA helps with all types of snow and ice management bossiness's you do, whether it be industrial, commercial, or residential. you should talk to Brian Birch i believe his name is, he is the coordinator and wonders on over to this site every once in a while.

    but yes it can help him if he applies the knowledge they provide for him...

    i signed up for sima a few months prior to this and went to one of their workshops, i thought it was going to be too advanced for me, but when it was over, i realized that it was very good information that was given, and they provide all the materials you'll need and their are helpers that go around that will assist you if you need help.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  11. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    These workshops, do they have them all over and what do they charge to attend?
     
  12. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Yes they do, but I think they concentrate more on the northeast and upper Midwest. As far as events in pricing, they range but if your a member you get a pretty good discount, I think it's like 50$ discount on events. Check out Sima.Org and go to events and it'll show you pricing. It may look a little pricey, but some if not all of hose courses are 8+ hours and includes lunch and discount on hotels. Also some last more than a day.
     
  13. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    OK, thanks....I will read up on it...
     
  14. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    :waving: sure thing :waving:
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    They also have quite a few webinars. If your into driveways Paul Vanderzon has done one and he will give you endless idea's to aspire for.
     
  16. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    That sounds good......thanks for replying
     
  17. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    If you go to one of the workshops, they give you a free pass to a webinar
     
  18. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    OK, thanks..
     
  19. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    One more thing... It needs to snow!
     
  20. Trim

    Trim Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 8

    Hey Dave
    I just signed up at SIMA and used your name....What info do you need to send me a coat

    Thanks for the deal

    Don
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