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Welcome to Oberson’s in Cincinnati.


1-800-SWEEPER would like to welcome our new Partner, Chad Oberson and his team, servicing the Cincinnati, OH area. Oberson’s was founded in Fairfield, Ohio by The Oberson Family, who have managed the property services and site contracting company for over 19 years. Oberson’s prides itself on being a green company and have created a sustainability plan to take them into the future. They have implemented many eco-friendly procedures and programs, not only at their outdoor facilities, but in their offices as well. They are constantly looking for new ways to increase their sustainability and to increase their eco-friendly plan.

Oberson’s provides parking lot sweeping, highway sweeping, construction sweeping, municipal sweeping and warehouse sweeping and scrubbing. Sweeping is not the only service Oberson’s provides. They also offer power washing, irrigation, new construction landscaping and design as well as snow removal in the winter months. Their company has achieved substantial growth because of their commitment to quality and the dedication of their employees. Their mission is to deliver superior quality sweeping and other services in the communities where they live and work. They also believe in giving back. Chad Oberson built the business with the community’s support and recognizes that giving back is part of being a successful company. Over the last 19 years they have made substantial donations to local projects, foundations and causes throughout the Cincinnati area.

Let’s welcome Chad and the Oberson’s team to the 1-800-SWEEPER family!

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1-800-SWEEPER at NPE 2023

Many thanks to everyone that visited our booth at NPE in Charlotte. Productive conversations were had with future Partners and Vendor Partners, discussing the benefits of joining our organization. Our 1-800-SWEEPER Partners also stopped by to re-connect with us while helping hand out 1-800-SWEEPER t-shirts and promotional items.

Thank you to NAPSA for hosting another successful Sweepers’ Night Out, where 1-800-SWEEPER was once again a co-sponsor. The 80’s Game Night theme was fun as well as the scavenger hunt.

Congratulations to our Partner, Cole Watts, from More Clean of Texas for being named the 2023 Pavement Maintenance Magazine’s Sweeper of the Year. More Clean of Texas has been providing exterior maintenance in Texas since 2004. We congratulate Cole and his team on this tremendous accomplishment!

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1-800-SWEEPER at NPE Charlotte


1-800-SWEEPER was on display at NPE, February 23-25 in Charlotte. Though crowds were less than in previous years, it was a very successful show for the national brand.

Mike Lucht, President and Ben Steyer, Executive Director from 1-800-SWEEPER were facilitators of a roundtables during the NAPSA sponsored Best Practices for Sweepers session Thursday morning. The session was led by 1-800-SWEEPER Partner, Chris Dick. Their presentation focused on driving organizational excellence by developing a culture of leadership.

There was a lot going on in the 1-800-SWEEPER booth too! Attendees visiting the booth registered to win a $200 NAPA gift card; our winner was Michael Bocchino of Unlimited Contracting in Brick, NJ. On Thursday afternoon, complimentary beverages and snacks were served to those that visited the booth.  Two new Sweeper Man service videos were launched during the show as well. These videos were produced by one of the leading creative agencies in the world and are available for 1-800-SWEEPER Partners to use in their own digital marketing campaigns. On Thursday evening, 1-800-SWEEPER was, once again, a co-sponsor of NAPSA’s annual Sweeper’s Night Out event, which was held at Southbound restaurant in Downtown Charlotte.

1-800-SWEEPER continues to grow and evolve with new and exciting marketing tools and tactics that promote the brand and our partner companies. If you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of becoming a partner, contact Ben Steyer at

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New Partner Profile Webco Sweeping Nevada, LLC


We’d like to welcome the newest 1-800-SWEEPER Partner, Webco Sweeping Nevada,LLC .  Webco Sweeping was started in 1977 in Southern California by Walsh Bentley. In 1994 Webco Sweeping Nevada was formed. In the process of growing from 1 truck and doing sweeping himself to managing a fleet of over 50 vehicles and 50+ employees, they learned how to do the job right.

Webco has the experience and capability to provide quality sweeping and pressure washing service custom-designed to fit each individual property’s needs and budget. The company has grown largely by customer referrals from clients who appreciate doing business with a reputable company that believes in integrity. Their employees care about the quality of their work and giving their customers a clean property that presents the best image possible.

All services are performed by full-time uniformed employees in company-owned and identified trucks. No work is performed by subcontractors, which eliminates miscommunication of clients needs and helps them better respond to more urgent requests while keeping clients costs as low as possible. Webco Sweeping is fully insured, and certificates of insurance for general liability, auto, and workman’s compensation are promptly supplied upon request.

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1-800-SWEEPER Celebrating 10 Years of Growth and Accomplishments


It’s been nearly 10 years since 1-800-SWEEPER burst onto the power sweeping industry scene in August of 2011. Armed with a vision, a powerful vanity phone number and the support of 22 sweeping company owners, Mike Lucht began what remains to be the only co-op organization in the sweeping industry. Headquartered in Toledo, OH, 1-800-SWEEPER now boasts 40 buying group Vendor Partners and 55 Member Partners representing market coverage of over 95 area codes across the United States accounting for 18 of the top 20 metro markets and 50% of the country’s population. “When we launched the organization, there was no play book to guide us and we weren’t sure how it was going to be received in order to attract enough like-mind company owners to make it work,” says Lucht, President of the organization. “It’s been a work in progress, and we’ve made some great strides over the last 10 years, while building many strong relationships along the way. No one expected it was going to be easy, but the challenge has been an extremely rewarding experience.”  But make it work they did, and 1-800-SWEEPER is proud of their accomplishments and the contributions they have made to the businesses represented in the group and the power sweeping industry in general.

Launching the website in October 2011 was the first step in getting the start-up organization off the ground and introducing the brand.  What began as a service directory of sweeping companies across the country quickly grew into something much more. Today, 700 pages later, it is not only a market resource for service contractor information, but also provides educational content on the sweeping industry as a whole; including the various types of equipment recommended for specific job applications, the different services each Partner company offers, as well as employment opportunity postings resulting in the creation of the highest revenue producing website in the industry. The value of the service requests over the past ten years has been very impressive. Partners have received over 32,000 leads conservatively valued at over $20,000,000.  With a 24/7 Call Center and the development of the 800 App, service requests can be easily responded to on an immediate basis. “Getting the service requests to our Partners the quickest way possible was important. It has been documented that the quicker the response the greater the chance is of securing the business. We believe providing a timely response and quality service is one of the reasons why clients choose us” says Ben Steyer, Executive Director of 1-800-SWEEPER.

There have been many other milestones and achievements along the way. The organization’s slogan is “More Than a Number!”, and that, it certainly is! Not only do they have the #1 website and vanity number in the power sweeping industry, but they have also created a successful co-op buying group for their Partners. Leveraging the combined buying power of the group is an integral part of the organization’s foundation. The co-op enables Partners to take advantage of exclusive discounts on the purchase of equipment and supplies needed to run and grow their business, as well as earning rebates in return. Andy Williams, Business Development Rep for 1-800-SWEEPER, says “We strive to have vendors in the group that our Partners find beneficial. Vendor Partner agreements with Schwarze, ELGIN, Keystone Plastics, NAPA and many more are instrumental to our Partners and their growth.” The original intent and goal of the organization’s business model was to have all Partners’ membership fees covered by the savings and rebates they receive from the buying group and numerous Partners are doing just that! We bring a lot more to the table than just service leads, which are designed to be provided FREE.”     

Another attractive benefit of being a 1-800-SWEEPER Partner is the annual Sweeper Summit. “We’ve all gone to industry trade shows that are predominately geared toward paving contractors. So, we decided it was time to create our own, just for the power sweeping industry. The educational content of the conference has been well received, and the addition of the outdoor, hands-on Equipment Expo was the icing on the cake. It’s a lot of work planning the event, but it’s been well worth it in the end.” says Carolyn Bell, Director of Marketing for 1-800-SWEEPER. “The Sweeper Summit began in 2012 as a small Partner meeting in Detroit with 20 people. Today the event is a full-blown industry specific conference with over 200 attendees and outdoor equipment displays – attendance grows every year and attendees love the outdoor venue. It’s been a great addition!”   

While these last 10 years have been a growing and maturation period for the organization, and the whole industry for that matter, Mike Lucht feels they have found their footing, “Our executive team is ready to take on the challenges ahead, in the years to come. We have introduced many new programs to our Partners and the sweeping industry over the years; the Sweeper Sim – our sweeper operator training simulator, the National Pavement Maintenance Leadership Academy (NPMLA), the 800 Foundation; which recently raised over $60,000 for the Veterans Matter organization, along with the other innovations mentioned earlier. We will continue to evolve and move forward, bringing new ideas and innovations to the industry. We’ve only revealed the tip of the iceberg.”


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