I want to thank everyone for their hard work last week. It was a tough storm to start the winter season. We made it through the other side after lots of hours and tough conditions. The commitment and hard work that everyone showed really solidifies what a great team we are. I saw people pitching in to get sites cleaned and doing work that is not their normal responsibilities. This commitment is what it is all about; everyone working together to complete the task at hand.
After the past few years with a lack of snow and new team members that have not been a part of plowing, I wanted to explain what snow means to Berg and how it fits into our company. Back in the winter of 2012-2013 we had a lot of snow. We worked more hours during that winter than we did over the summer. Snow is one of the ways that we have grown to become the company we are today. We used the proceeds from that snow season to purchase our first cat336 and two rock trucks. The reason we got into snow plowing in the first place is because of the seasonality of our business. Snow provides all of us a way to earn money for our families. We cannot do our normal tasks during snowstorms often for days after the storm. Snow allows us the ability to get hours for everyone. Snow is part of who we are. Snow helps us grow and for that it is important that everyone does their part.
We acknowledge that snow removal is a thankless job that requires much sacrifice from everyone, as the hours are long and usually at night. We pay a snow differential to try to help offset the challenging conditions as a small token, of appreciation for your hard work. The weather conditions are not conducive to being out in the elements and we are always looking for new ways to help make the job easier. We are onsite working along with you during the storms because we will not ever make anyone due anything that we will not due ourselves.