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newbie in middletown ohio trying to get work!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by freshcoat, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. freshcoat

    freshcoat Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello there my name is ricky and im a fairly new buisness owner. I started a asphalt sealcoating company around two years ago and am looking to plow snow this winter for the first time. I am willing to buy truck and plow if i can get work. Not sure about how to get work but it looks like my best bet would be to sub for other guys. If any body around the cincinnati, dayton area is looking for a person like me or has any leads to getting work , all information and advise would be greatly appreciated. thank you
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I would think that being in the sealcoating biz that you could land crap loads of work. I mean, don't you have contacts for jobs you've done? Drives, lots, etc??
     
  3. freshcoat

    freshcoat Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Yeah ive been kicking myself for not mentioning the snow removal to these buisnesses and home owners. This is my first year plowing and didnt mention it because ive been up in the air for a few years about doing it. This summer was slow and am trying to make up for it this winter.
     
  4. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Vienna Forest in Middletown, Ohio is now accepting bids for snow removal for the 2010-2011 season.
    Corporate offices are pushing for a MONTHLY FEE -vs- per plow price.
    For more information please call(513)727-1124. Ask for Dawn Mayfield.

    Maybe give this a shot.
     
  5. chugbug

    chugbug Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 14

    I'm down in West Chester myself, so not too far from you. Look into getting into AK Steel. You may get sub'ed out with a firm, but it should be steady work when the snow falls. I'm in the same boat as you. I'm looking to get started up myself and head out this winter or next. What type of rig you running?
     
  6. freshcoat

    freshcoat Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    im new to this thread thing but i want to thank theshoemaker for the lead. that was a huge help and if i can do anything in return i most certainly will. Ill probably be running a 97 silverado 1/2 ton 4*4 for now. Still have to get a plow and watnot. Just getting started so dont have the best equipment. keep me updated on the ak steel thing. that would be great. i know a few guys that work down there. i worked as a subcontracter for 6 years doing maintenance there so maybe could help you out.
     
  7. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    im in west chester with a middletown zip. I'll ask my partner if he needs any subs.
     
  8. chugbug

    chugbug Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 14

    I have a cincinnati zip in west chester.
     
  9. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Don't you have a customer list? Why don't you send them all a letter thanking them for their business and letting them know that you now offer snow services as well, and would be more than happy to provide them with a bid....If they were happy with your work, it should be pretty easy to sign them up.

    Welcome to Plowsite :drinkup:
     
  10. freshcoat

    freshcoat Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    SHOW-N-GO: that would be great and very much appreciated. my number is 513-571-5908 and my name is ricky. if you hear anything just give me a ring.
    ASPS4U: I just took your advice and sent out an mass email to the buisnesses i have serviced. Thanks again to everybody you all have been a great help. We all got to start somewhere!
     
  11. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am also in West Chester and usually have 3-4 subs work for me. If I pick up any jobs or a sub falls through I will let you know. Chris