Trying to Plan Ahead – Snow removal recommendations?

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“Dear PoPville,

I know it seems crazy to be thinking about this in 100 degree heat, but our small condo building is trying to plan ahead and identify a reputable and reliable snow removal company for our building/corner/driveway area. The last time this was posted about was back in 2010, so I’m wondering if you could ask the readers for recommendations again?”

Ed. Note: I find it rather refreshing to think about snow removal recs in this heat!

11 Comment

  • Define small. Are we talking a row house condo? There’s so little snow here, why not just split it up between residents? We have a house, it seriously takes 5 minutes.

    • Tragedy of the Commons.
      Just pay for it. Too many people travel for work, travel for the holidays, simply don’t have time due to kids or work commitments, etc. Usually one person just does it and feels bitter about lack of shared responsibility. It can really sour the relationships on the condo board. Like I said, just pay for it.

      • The tragedy of the commons is the opposite of the situation here (e.g. nobody takes their shoes off and the carpet in the hallway is destroyed), but your point is taken.
        Nonetheless it shouldn’t be that hard to devise a system. Most of snow removal places charge a fortune and it’s SOOO easy. Unless you own a building with a bunch of unreasonable a-holes you should be able to figure it out.
        That said, this is why I own a SFH.

        • Yes, I’m sure your sfh home is easy. You only have to cover your walkway and sidewalk. If you’re a condo bldg on a corner esp. you can have a HUGE area to cover. I’m sure if they wanted to work it out they would have. Insisting it’s just that easy isn’t answering the question.
          With that said, I’ll try to figure out who my association uses.

    • From experience, a small bldg can have lots of sidewalk or driveway to cover. One person will get stuck doing it, and with the heavier snows it can easily overwhelm someone in great shape.

    • I hit enter too early, sorry. I suggest Suite Services Inc. 202 667 0808. They are a great price and very reliable. We have been using them for years.

  • I don’t know how they compare on price, but my small building (20 units) uses Greensweep & we have been REALLY happy with their work.

  • This poster is so silly. This heat will never go away. EVER…

  • We have a four unit condo and use the following service:

    Steve Faulkner
    Owner, Level Lawn Care
    Office: 240-229-2796
    Fax: 301-880-4657

    I would highly recommend Steve! He is reliable and also helps us with mulching in the spring and fall.

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