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New Plow Owner

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by PAPlowCat, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. PAPlowCat

    PAPlowCat Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I've operated a small construction business for a number of years, mainly installing new roofs, siding, decks, etc. I've operated a variety of equipment over the years including front end loaders, backhoes, etc. I've also done a bit of snow plowing in the past using other people's equipment. In the winter my work gets kinda slow, so I decided to start a supplemental business this year. After reading through the Plow Site forum for several weeks, I decided to take the plunge. I recently purchased a new plow for my Dodge 2500 diesel. Have all the necessary insurance, done a bit of advertising, and just waiting for some snow.

    I want to thank all the pros who post on here. I have gained some valuable insight into the plowing business, and will use this site much in the future.
     
  2. SLAMllc

    SLAMllc Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    Just wanted to say congrats on your decision to take the plunge and good luck.
     
  3. I was in your same situation a few years back. I took the plunge. You will never look back, I make more money in the winter than I do all year long...:drinkup:
     
  4. PAPlowCat

    PAPlowCat Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks...appreciate the feedback. I've been running advertising for about a week now, and have placed business cards on various bulletin boards in my area. I did place one bid for a small commercial parking lot. Still waiting for that first call, and of course some snow. I don't expect to get a lot of business the first couple of years. But I'm patient. And I live in south-central Pennsylvania. Not what you would label a snow belt. We only average 44" per season.
     
  5. we only average 22" a year, but still make good money, good luck:drinkup: