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Anyone heard of Sonic Snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by A-Plus Lawn, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. A-Plus Lawn

    A-Plus Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    We were contacted by this snow management company for snow removal for next season.
    They will not disclose the proposed locations until we fill out a privacy form and a contractor application listing names, contacts, and phone numbers of our "largest commercial clients." They say they are members of plowsite but I can't find any posts for "Sonic Snow" or find them with a google search. Also they are located in Alabama. ???
    I would like to know if anyone else has worked with them in the past before giving out company info to someone who calls out of the blue. Thanks
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Sounds like a good way for a nationwide company to start off, get a bunch of contractors around the country to give out info on their biggest customers.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  4. A-Plus Lawn

    A-Plus Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I was going to say I found their web site but it's very basic. Every page kind of says same thing: storm hits and we are there. Zero tolerance. No listing of regions serviced or client references. Just wondering if anyone has worked with them before.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    yea so basically you sign a form and they take your customers from right in front of ya then pay you 50 cents on the dollar.... hmmmm sounds like a good idea:rolleyes:
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Didn't Paris Hilton work at a sonic before?
  7. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I had sonic for breakfast for the first time the other morning, I dont know about snow, but they sure know their way around french toast sticks. mmmm mmm good!
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Super...Here comes another one thats gonna Change the face of Snow Removal...:eek:
  9. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    We specialize in snow and ice removal management services for commercial properties. Sonic Snow will assemble a dedicated and reliable crew for every location to ensure that our customers have a trouble free winter. Our vendors work with a fleet of state-of-the-art equipment and we work with local weather service to predict and track storms so that we are fully prepared before the snow falls. We are fully insured and have a $1 million liability policy.

    They mean they will piggy back on their contractors insurance policy. Doubt they are insured and when the company gets sued they put all the blame on the contractor and want to be held harmless.
  10. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    typical national STAY AWAY
  11. SMLCAT

    SMLCAT Member
    Messages: 85

    That's a $25 website.
    If that's any indication of their capabilities I'd run the other way.
  12. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    looks like a lot of hype for sure.

    "We'll need the names and contact info for your biggest clients..." are you kidding?
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go list the 2500 Walmarts and then lets see what they will offer you to plow them.
  14. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    $1 million liability policy for that kind of commerical work they are talking about ? Are you kidding me. I plow 80 residential and have $2million liability, not including my equipment/truck insurance.
  15. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    sounds like a massive scam
  16. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Here's the info they have listed on SIMA's site:


    Does Birmingham even get snow?

  17. A-Plus Lawn

    A-Plus Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I requested a list of references that have performed services for them in the past, before we can give out any company info. Haven't heard from them since. We're done.
  18. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    Does it mean anything that they can't be found on the BBB alabama website? ..just curious, i thought all business's could be found there
  19. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    That seems kinda strange.
  20. Kavu

    Kavu Member
    Messages: 60

    This is sketchy, 781 is a Boston area code...