Rich Arlington & Associates s is a consulting firm specializing in the Snow, Ice, and Landscaping industries. All of their associates have extensive experience running snow removal and landscaping businesses, and many are Certified Snow Professionals(CSPs ). There are less than 250 CSPs currently in the United States.
Snow Ice, Landscape Contractors - Audit snow and ice businesses and provide consulting in operations, finance, and marketing; Train staff on how to cope under any weather conditions.
Property Owners and Managers - Minimize liability risk by taking the guess work out of snow and ice management contracts; Assist in budgeting for those services and in the selection of contractors.
Municipalities, Townships, and School Districts -Develop a snow response plan specific to each property or facility; Manage snow and ice contracts and staff training.
Richard D. Arlington III, CSP, LICM,has been the president of Arlington Lawncare since 1986. For over 30 years, Mr. Arlington has directed the Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance, Lot Sweeping, Snow, and Ice Operations in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Background Experience - Erie receives on average 54 plowing events and 70 salting events per year. The average snowfall in a 15 mile radius can range from 90" to as much as 200". Wide fluctuations of weather and the accommodating size of his company have given Mr. Arlington unique experience dealing with scheduling, routing, customer service, and subcontractor relations. In the past 10 years, he has dealt with over 160 subcontractors at a time.
Mr. Arlington is an expert on issues dealing with Ice Control with both Rock Salt and Liquid Calcium / Magnesium Products, which has resulted in 20 plus years of no at fault slip and fall incidents for his company, while maintaining over 150 accounts from large retail plazas to small convenience stores.
This book is an opportunity to make up for lost time. Richard Arlington was a homeless man who built a multimillion dollar empire mowing lawns. Through almost fictional challenges, the author details how he overcame sickness, poverty, low-expectations and welfare to become a wealthy man.