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- Certified Snow Professional (CSP), 2004- Present
Requirements to become a Certified Snow Professional include testing in marketing, human resources, business, law, and snow science and snow mechanics. There are less than 250 CSP’s in the United State of America.
- Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM) 2006 – Present
TRAINING, HOSPITALS & UNIVERSITIES
-Site training for maintenance and grounds personnel conducted during November 2008. Program included Storm Operations, Pre and Post Season, Effective Use of Equipment and Deicers, Plow Equipment Training, Training of New Hires, and Risk Management for Ice Thaw and Re-freeze Occurrences for the following colleges and universities:
- Buffalo State College
- Buffalo University of New York
- Ithaca College
- Nazareth College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Rochester University of New York
- Syracuse University of New York
-Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, site training of maintenance staff on how to implement snow response plan and what equipment to allocate where for snow season, September 2011
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". These wide fluctuations of weather and large size of this company has allowed me to become very qualified in dealing with issues regarding scheduling, routing, customer service and subcontractor relations. In the past 10 years I have dealt with over 160 subcontractors at a time. I am experienced with all aspects of record keeping, snow budgets, contractual language, and dealing with all types of subcontractors to ensure customer satisfaction based on specifications.
Rich Arlington & Associates is a consulting firm specializing in the snow, ice and landscaping industries. All of our associates have extensive experience running snow removal and landscaping businesses and many are Certified Snow Professionals.