1. Professional experience and training. Is this company licensed and bonded? Do you feel you can trust them on your property? You should hire only experienced and professional experts who understand the particulars of winter services such as snow plowing, deer netting, season pruning, and home improvement projects.
  2. Value. Is the estimated cost of the project realistic and all-inclusive? Keep in mind that the common phrase, “you get what you pay for” is often true in this business. Is the snow plowing service guaranteed to be completed before you have to leave for work? How long will your home improvement project really take?
  3. Other available services. Can the company you are considering provide other services throughout the remainder of the year, such as lawn care, water feature maintenance, landscape management, award-winning design and installation, etc.? Hiring an all-in-one, high-quality landscape firm is often a better value in the long run as it saves you time and money in the future.
  4. Special considerations. Is your driveway tricky to navigate? Do you have specific needs or particular safety concerns, such as wheelchair ramps or slippery steps which require regular salt treatment? Will the snow plow company you hire clear the snow and ice from your car parked outside?

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact The Pattie Group, Inc.