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SNOWGO closing doors?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Elite Property Services, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I heard through the grapevine that snowgo is closing there doors. Can anybody confirm this?

    Thanks Nathan
     
  2. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Who's snowgo?
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I'm pretty sure they're a company out of IL. There was a thread about them last year.
     
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    I recall looking at their website and being quite impressed with their equipment
     
  5. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Website still there...very impressive fleet.

    Looks to be a big player...

    Not sure why the helicopter pic is mixed in with their equipment pics. Seems to be an expensive way to check sites...
     
  6. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    They're pretty big around here and I see their trucks around all the time when it snows. It's probably because I lived between their hq and a city of office buildings for the last two winters... Very impressive fleet.
     
  7. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I heard all their equipment was sold at auction. Anyone else got any info?
     
  8. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Heard they filed bankruptcy and RB

    sold most of their equipment. Heard they may remain in business under new leadership. I think there was a thread about this mid July.
     
  9. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    Looking through all the pictures, I didnt see a flaw in any of the paint on the trucks,loaders,plows,salt spreaders. They kept there equiment up it looks like. I think the helicopter was for transporting the shovelers. Better response time.
     
  10. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    They still have some equipemnt in Dixon, IL. I think a bus, semi, and soem old pickups trucks. Not all of their equipment is shiny new.
     
  11. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    They just sold off some equipment. They are a really big company. I talked to owner a month ro two ago. Seemed like a nice guy. From what it seemed, he was just dumping some older equipment and took delivery on a lot of new stuff. They may do a lot of airports and roadways. Hence the helicopter and airliner in ther pictures
     
  12. Stowe

    Stowe Member
    Messages: 40

    How do companies like this get enough qualified employees for storms.
     
  13. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    $$$$$$$. You get what you pay for!
     
  14. Stowe

    Stowe Member
    Messages: 40

    How much do you think they pay for drivers, operators, and laborers.
     
  15. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    No clue. But they aren't doing residential or simple commercial stuff. So I assume they can charge a premium for their service. They are a big company. Don't quote me but I think they cover quite a few states
     
  16. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I have seen that equipment in Dixon and doesn't look like anything on there website.
     
  17. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I thought for sure someone would have more info.
     
  18. HTI

    HTI Member
    Messages: 38

    Have a friend that WORKED for them. He told me this spring that they were done, out of business. He doesn't know why but they are done. I believe the auction was for the bank to get its money.
     
  19. mws399LAWN

    mws399LAWN Member
    Messages: 44

    the guy at the auction (richie bros) said the BANK sold all the equipment and trucks that they went bankrupt, he said they had to go to there shop or holding yard and drive them back to the auction.
     
  20. Rich Arlington

    Rich Arlington Member
    Messages: 76