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Snow Flakes? WHERE???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BossPlowMaster, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Anyone else getting super excited about the 2013 plowing season??? I literally have spent many nights this past few weeks sleepless because of how excited i am about plowing this season. This will be my first year plowing with my own truck for my own "company". Any words of advice for this young lad?

    Ps. Yes my truck is a Ford...I actually expect it to do work wesport
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell us how you feel after a few storms that start at 4am!
     
  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Calm down! Lol. Seriously, that ecxitment can quickly turn into worry and regret. Plan, plan, plan, and lets hope your first couple snowfalls are a nice easy 2" on the weekend's. By whe way, it won't go according to plan.
     
  4. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I get up at 3 am to start my route as most of my customers are needing their driveways open to head to work ! I'm an early bird but I figure there will be many sleepless days in the future for me. I handle It well though
     
  5. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Its not new to me though. This would be my 4th season plowing snow. I've taken on 14" of snow past year in our biggest storm here in OshKosh and man did that suck but I was actually fastest to get my route done. And yes it was quality work.
     
  6. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Thats my point, its different when its your accounts, your truck, your responsibility. You know how to "plow snow", now you are running a company. Much different. But we all started where you are. And to answer your question, I hate to admit it but yes :nod:, I am getting excited. Already looking for more trucks and a back blade.
     
  7. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I am literally crawling out of my skin i am so excited. Must be this cool spell we are having this year... its normally 80 degrees plus!

    "Getting an inch of snow, is like winning 10 cents from the lottery"
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I can do without snow.
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    It's hard to start your route at 3am when it doesn't start snowing to 4am. Then it's a mad rush to make places that open at 7-9am for business look presentable and safe for everyone who will be outside walking around.

    An inch of snow can still pay big. Salting and zero tolerance places.
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758


    Be quiet, Mr. Seasonal.


    I'm starting to get excited as well. Can't stand summer.
     
  11. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Thumbs UpThumbs Up
     
  13. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    BossPlowMaster - Im just curious how old you are?
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    fourteen.....
     
  15. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Actually i am 17, i have 2 people working for me almost full time. I do landscaping, lawn mowing ect.... Im going to college for landscape design as i minor and majoring in business. But thanks for the "14" comment. :salute:
     
  16. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Not to many of us get excited to see snow, quite the opposite. The longer you do this the more it becomes a job. The more you grow your company the more stress there is and once you've been sued a couple of times you learn to run a tight ship.

    Your excitement gave away your young age.
     
  17. BossPlowMaster

    BossPlowMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 203


    Still my most favorite thing to do... dont care as long as i am pushing snow.
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I've seen Cet ,he looks about 87 with all those yrs of stress.
     
  19. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    But a young 87.
     
  20. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,491

    So, how old do you have to be to drive up there??