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Sweep Masters New Sole Owner Answers a Unique Call

Sweep Masters New Sole Owner Answers a Unique Call

Here’s an extraordinarily unlikely story of a young woman, Cheryl Meyer, who came to own a thriving enterprise in commercial pavement maintenance. She did it on her own — not by inheriting the family business. It’s not like any other history of company leadership we’ve heard in this rugged field. We couldn’t wait to hear […]

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Clean Sweep, Inc., Industry Thought Leadership

Clean Sweep, Inc., Industry Thought Leadership

Pete Phillips’ exceptional leadership skills, commitment to service business ethics, and willingness to help others have grown his business and made him an instrumental figure in the advancement of the commercial sweeping services segment of the US American service business subsector. Through his work with NAPSA (North American Sweeping Association), Phillips helps promote the principles […]

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9 Tips for Maximizing Your Sweeping Team’s Performance

9 Tips for Maximizing Your Sweeping Team’s Performance

At the pace the average commercial sweeping business’s service team maintains every night, it may seem that all that can be done is already being done to maximize performance. After all, what else is there? All the drivers are showing up at every one of their accounts, and GPS is confirming the time spent on […]

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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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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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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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The new Xtreme Vac by ODB

The new Xtreme Vac by ODB

The new Xtreme Vac by ODB debris collection machine, DCL800SM, with a three axis hydraulic boom was introduced at the ODB Spring Equipment Show held in Raleigh, NC on April 24th. This value added street maintenance equipment provides advancements in debris collection requested by our customers. ODB president, Greg Heyer, said, “ODB is very excited […]

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Louisiana Power Sweep Services

Louisiana Power Sweep Services

Before 2007, David Powell was just a hard-working guy, an unassuming industrial plant services worker. His job was putting up scaffolding, sometimes up to 400-500 feet high, so that would seem to make him a relatively daring type, as far as plant services workers go. But, he was looking for another kind of excitement. He […]

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