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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sven1277, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I am bidding on a couple of hoa's for next season. Plowing is no problem. The sidewalks are all short walks from each unit to the parking in front of the unit. The originalyour design was so well thought out that the residents have to walk between cars to access the walks, no dedicated access. What that means is no room to get the snowblower in. Do any of you guys solicit the residents of your accounts to assist shoveling the walks?
  2. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    Usually residents are no help. What would your plan of attack on getting the residents to help be?
  3. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Get the residents to help? That doesn't even make sense. It would be like going to McDonald's and having the manager say to you, "We're busy, we can get the fries and drink no problem, but I'll give you a dollar if you come back here and grill your own burger quick." LMAO.
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    :laughing: whAt if they don't do it, then your screwed
  5. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I'm not talking about having everyone shovel their own. I mean hiring several guys who live in the complex to work under one of my guys at the site and do the bulk of the sidewalk work. Sorry, I should have clarified. I have a guy living in one of the apartment complexes we do help with the sidewalks at his property. He shovels the stoops while my guys handle the snowblowers. It just makes things quicker
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Do you give him any money, i'd give him a few dollars for helping out
  7. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    Unless you have him as employ. is he going to be worried about getting fired?
  8. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    HOA etc.

    If you cannot get a bigger blower one in the walk way

    is there any reason you cannot use an electric

    Toro power shovel and get around the problem to

    begin with a small generator and an extension cord?

    Dont yell!

  9. Freebird

    Freebird Member
    Messages: 41

    You are opening yourself up to liability. These guys get hurt shoveling, they are going to sue like mad. It would be a huge mistake to hire them. Find a way to use a snow blower, even a small one, or a plow on an atv, whatever you can use, otherwise this is going to cost you more in the long run than you will make.