What Property Managers Really Want

What Property Managers Really Want

What do today’s Property Managers really want from their parking lot sweeping service providers? Consider the difficulties and priorities of today’s busy, constantly multi-tasking Property Managers (PMs). These professionals struggle to stay afloat in a sea of urgent detailed action items, communications, and tactical challenges every day. Great numbers of the Property Managers’ operational challenges […]

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Improving Communication in the Workplace

Improving Communication in the Workplace

“Ninety percent of all management problems are caused by miscommunication.” Dale Carnegie, famed public speaker and author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, understood that clear communication is vital to business success. The ability to communicate effectively is a soft skill in management that requires practice, introspection, and intention, but many business leaders […]

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Canaday Sweepers, Inc., Altamont, NY

Canaday Sweepers, Inc., Altamont, NY

In upstate New York, three decades back, a fledgling service business began to bud into what would become a regional institution, Carver Companies. Carver has grown from a one-man, one-dump-truck-and- backhoe operation, into a very large company with numerous divisions. Here, Michael Braunlin, manager of the company’s growing commercial sweeping division, Canaday Sweepers, Inc., shares […]

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Capitol Sweeping Services Inc., South Windsor CT

Capitol Sweeping Services Inc., South Windsor CT

Tom and Lesa Kuhns founded Capitol Sweeping Services, Inc. 33 years ago, in 1986. Their expressed goal over three decades ago was the same as it is today — “to meet the needs of every customer with excellence of service and exceptional value.” Talking to the friendly and high-energy owner of Capitol Sweeping, Lesa Kuhns, […]

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Don’t Sweat It: Helping Your Fleet Recover from the Heat

Don’t Sweat It: Helping Your Fleet Recover from the Heat

As we approach the end of a hot summer, your sweeper fleet and other commercial vehicles may have sustained wear and tear caused by sun exposure, high outdoor temperatures, and hot pavement. Depending on your regional climate, vehicle deterioration may also have occurred due to humidity, wind, or heavy summer storms. To help you recover […]

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Top 7 Quality Assurance Systems for Sweeping Service Businesses

Top 7 Quality Assurance Systems for Sweeping Service Businesses

Many sweeping business owners may be unaware of some of today’s state-of-the-art tools and free or inexpensive alternatives for more efficient quality management processes. Innovative technologies as well as time-proven methodologies are being used by savvy sweeping service operators throughout the country, revealing an array of strong selection of quality assurance programs, most of which […]

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City of Montreal lends three Madvac LR50e units to New York City

City of Montreal lends three Madvac LR50e units to New York City

As part of #IMPULSIONMTL2019 the City of Montreal presented the City of New York with the ceremonial keys to an electric litter vacuum to be used in New York City parks as part of the cities joint effort to fight climate change and reduce emissions. These all-electric units which made their first appearance in NYC […]

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Social Media and Your Sweeping Business

Social Media and Your Sweeping Business

Even if all of your new customers are finding your sweeper services business by word-of-mouth, there are many important benefits you can gain by using social media. Strong long-term professional relationships are the stuff of a business’s brand, reputation and potential for stability of its customer base. There are abundant online social resources that offer […]

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Supreme Leadership in Detroit MI

Supreme Leadership in Detroit MI

Anthony Cadili was employed at a mall and drove a bread truck at night. He knew a property manager where he worked. She had mentioned some problems she had been having with the quality of the parking lot sweeping service on one of her properties. That caught Cadili’s attention. He saw an opportunity, decided to […]

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Build it Your Way

Build it Your Way

Seal-Rite recognizes the demand for high quality and efficient equipment that runs every time. With over 22 years of experience manufacturing high quality sealcoating equipment and decades of in-the-field experience, Seal-Rite units are designed to work for you and make your job easier. You should be able to focus on the work and not have […]

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Managing Team Conflict Part II: Goal-Driven Accountability

Managing Team Conflict Part II: Goal-Driven Accountability

One of the greatest challenges leaders face in the workplace is managing conflict between team members. Businesses encounter many potential sources of internal conflict. Some are signs of healthy disagreement and can actually make teams stronger; other conflicts are symptoms of serious dysfunction and can impede the success of your organization. If not properly addressed, […]

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Contractors are expanding their revenue streams by providing longer lasting cures for potholes.

Contractors are expanding their revenue streams by providing longer lasting cures for potholes.

Sweeping contractors see them all of the time, especially during Spring clean-up. They make the job of sweeping more difficult and can damage sweeping equipment. For many roads and parking areas plagued by potholes, it may seem like the repairs never end—and that’s because for many municipalities and contractors using traditional “throw and go” repair […]

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1-800-SWEEPER: Eight Years Later and Still Going Strong!

1-800-SWEEPER: Eight Years Later and Still Going Strong!

It’s been nearly 8 years since the official launch of 1-800-SWEEPER in the power sweeping industry and boy is there a story to tell! 1-800-SWEEPER had been in the development stages for several years prior to its introduction in 2011. Mike Lucht, President of the organization and owner of Progressive Sweeping in Detroit/Toledo, had a […]

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