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Sweeping South Inc – An Interview With Nicki Knapp, President and Owner

Sweeping South Inc – An Interview With Nicki Knapp, President and Owner

How did your sweeping company start out? My husband and I purchased the company back in March of 2011. It was smaller back then. The previous owner had two trucks and just one employee before we bought the company. Why did you get into the power sweeping industry in the first place? We were friends [...]

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Should Your Sweeping Company Offer Paternity Leave?

Should Your Sweeping Company Offer Paternity Leave?

Paternity leave is a hot button topic in our country right now. Of course, maternity leave is mainly focused on because it involves the mother, but shouldn’t the father of a new baby have some consideration too? As a business owner of a sweeping company, it’s up to you on your procedures and policies regarding [...]

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5 Reasons For 
Tire Failure

5 Reasons For 
Tire Failure

Nothing is more frustrating than a blown tire. When this happens, we often think the tire wasn’t strong enough, or there was some defect in the tire but 99% of the time, the causes of tire failure is entirely avoidable with a little more care and attention during routine maintenance or while sweeping. Here are [...]

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10 Steps To A Safer Fleet

10 Steps To A Safer Fleet

Despite yellow warning signs flashing strobes and lights, sweepers can still be a magnet for mayhem. They move slow, and are highly visible, but there are still many crashes involving sweepers. Safety is more important in the sweeping industry than ever before, and technology is providing new and more comprehensive ways to keep your sweepers [...]

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Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

An Interview With ARTHUR WELLS LEGER, PRESIDENT and CEO How did your company begin and what areas do you serve? With $400.00 and perseverance. We are headquartered in Arizona and serve mainly the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and entire Maricopa County area. We also go into New Mexico, Texas, and California for some contracts that we have. [...]

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Keeping Employees Motivated

Keeping Employees Motivated

I don’t claim to be a tremendous motivational speaker, but I do get excited talking about business. I especially enjoy working with small and medium-sized companies, so dealing with sweeping contractors is right up my alley. I love learning from our industry and have met some of the best people on the planet. This includes [...]

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Beat Fatigue With These 5 Tips

Beat Fatigue With These 5 Tips

Operator fatigue is a serious safety issue. Operator fatigue isn’t just about falling asleep but also about tiredness, weariness, or exhaustion. Fatigue slows reflexes and affects an operator’s ability to concentrate and respond to conditions thus increasing the chances of a crash that could have a significant impact on your company’s costs and productivity. Here [...]

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How To Keep Your Employees Motivated During The Summer

How To Keep Your Employees Motivated During The Summer

The summertime months can be difficult to work through. When your crews and other employees would rather be out in the sunshine with their families on vacation, it can be difficult to keep people motivated. Why can’t everyone just have summer break, like the kids do? Life just doesn’t work that way. Doing their top [...]

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CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

How did your company start out in the sweeping industry? I was 15 years old and the youngest of seven kids in 1970, when my dad suggested that the Murphy kids should buy a small sweeping business. At a price-point of 6:1 (6 x monthly gross), we purchased a list of accounts that included Alpha [...]

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SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

How and when did your company start? I was in the waste and recycling business before and I had an individual who wanted to start a sweeping company, so I invested and thought it would be a good add on. It’s the same decision maker in most cases for commercial buildings. This went on for [...]

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