A good snow removal service?

snow plow closeupThinking ahead, Valerie asks via Twitter:

Have you guys done a piece on snow removal services on Ask AOA? I'd love to contract someone for the winter.
I'm actually wondering if anyone does a pay-upfront service where they come as much or as little for a single, flat rate.

This is probably a good time to start getting something like this lined up. Because if you wait until it snows (which, let's face it, could be next week), it will probably be a lot harder.

So, have a snow removal service suggestion for Valerie? Please share! And please include details about the arrangement, if you can -- you know, ballpark price, flat fee, per-visit, whatever.

Comments

I used Gavin Boyer with Touch of Green Lawn Care for years. He was prompt, friendly and he usually had one or two guys with him and they'd even shovel out my carport and clear off the walkway (not part of my "package.") Plus, you have his cellphone and can call him if you'd rather he not come, or if you want him early in a smaller snowstorm.

His number is 527-9830.

Cody from "Codys Landscaping "is a great worker, very fair priced and is a sweetheart. He comes as much or as little as needed. He works hard and is very personable. He has the sweetest little girls ages 2&3. He also does sidewalks, driveways and throws salt down all included in his pricing. Give him a call 5189273577

I think it depends on where you live. A "little guy" in Guilderland isn't driving up to Saratoga to plow your driveway.

Would highly recomend Skyview Landscapes, fairly priced and reliable.

Contact:

e-mail: skyview1@gmail.com
Phone: (518) 433-0293

Since this will be my first year out of the snow business in quite some time, I can give you a truely unbiased opinion. Call around, this is a great time of yearto get an estimate. Get proof of insurance, this is a big deal and alot of "plow guys" don't carry any. Get references if possible. If you choose to go with a seasonal price, upfront, make sure you have a signed contract...nothing worse then realizing you got scammed when your late to work with a foot of snow on your driveway. Don't always go with the cheapest quote. It's worth it to pay for professionalism. Have a conversation with the contractor. Some know the business, some really don't. There's a big difference between a "plow guy" and a snowcare professional.

http://www.oldjims.com/

Albany Nursery on Delaware Ave. offers a winter package w/ upfront payment and contract, unlimited visits in small or large snowstorms. We've used them and they are reliable! I think the seasonal rate is around $400, if memory serves.

Fair rate plowing /grass/dumpster services
Rates are by the plow/mow not by the season
I do the capital dist area call 518-470-0929

" the seasonal rate is around $400"

That's outrageous.
As a teenager I would kill for an opportunity to shovel someone's driveway a dozen times a year for this amount of money.

Not teenagers these days....

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