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Snowplow Companies Eager For Business Boom

Many people are anticipating the start of spring, but for those who plow snow, they are staying busy.

Posted: Feb 17, 2021 4:16 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2021 3:26 PM

Many people are anticipating the start of spring, but for those who plow snow, they are staying busy.

"It was a rush to get everything cleaned off within a quick time frame," says James Daily, Daily Lawn and Landscape owner.

For James Daily, the last week has been anything but easy.

"I mean I went to bed last night at 9 o'clock and I spent 36 hours working the snow event," says Daily.

For every other season, Daily is a landscaper, but in the winter months he switches roles.

He's responsible for plowing, shoveling, and salting 16 different lots throughout the county covering everything from parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways.

"It'll make starting the new season a lot easier having that extra bank roll in and making sure that we've got everybody paid at the end of the week," says Daily.

He says recent snowstorms have left companies such as his busier than ever, including requests from people needing help as they work from home.

"It's been pretty crazy," says Daily. "With the ice storm we initially started out with, that was a pretty big deal and then this snowfall it came in and it lasted for such a long time that it made it a little more difficult for us to keep things clear."

But Daily says even his business boom doesn't come without a set of challenges including frantically searching for materials.

"The last two years we really haven't seen any measurable snowfalls to push," says Daily. "So when this hit, I'm training people how to do things. It's kind of a hands on thing that you learn by trial and error and here we are."

He says he's ready for whatever comes next.

"It was a long, painful, ordeal, but we made it through and hopefully this next snowfall won't be as bad," says Daily.

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