Category : Partner News

Feb 8, 2019

Mark Carter Receives 2019 Alan Curtis Industry Service Award

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Mark Carter

Mark Carter

Mark Carter of Peloton Sweeping Service in Orange, CA has provided ongoing efforts in the role of improving professionalism, image and even profitability within the sweeping industry.

Based on this story in ForConstructionPros.com, Pavement Maintenance magazine will be awarding Carter for his service in the power sweeping industry during a ceremony on February 27, 2017 at NPE – National Pavement Expo.

He will be the recipient of the Alan Curtis Industry Service Award based on among other criteria, his extensive involvement with the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) in all its incarnations. In 2019, Carter will become the longest-tenured NAPSA Board member.

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Feb 7, 2019

“Sweeper of the Year” Awarded by Pavement Maintenance Magazine to Contract Sweepers & Equipment

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People, Pride, Purpose: The Glue that Binds Team Members at Award-winning Company

Employee “buy-in” to understanding how the company is run, and ultimately the profitability of Contract Sweepers and Equipment, started in 2004 when a 100% employee buyout of the company from original owners was initiated.

Originally developed to help explain what conversion to an ESOP – an Employee Stock Ownership Plan – meant to all employees, Contract Sweepers & Equipment’s management developed the “People, Pride & Purpose” campaign.

“We were trying to explain the ESOP to our folks in a way that was simple, meaningful and frankly marketable,” Kesselring says. “We needed them to understand what we were doing and why we were doing it.”

And today, with over 100 people working at the award-winning company, Contract Sweepers & Equipment makes it a point to make sure all those people are healthy and feeling part of the team.

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Jul 9, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Partner Debbie McCaskill

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It is with great sadness that we inform you Deborah Pace McCaskill, owner of SouthCo Commercial Curb Appeal in Darlington, SC, passed away on June 15, 2018.  Debbie fought a brave seven-year battle against metastatic cancer and departed peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Prior to running a sweeping business, Debbie was a dedicated educator for more than 16 years with the State of South Carolina.  Her students remember her providing them with respect, encouragement and opportunity. Debbie left teaching to support her late husband Dale McCaskill’s company, SouthCo in 1990. SouthCo provides commercial property maintenance, landscaping and sweeping services in the coastal portions of North and South Carolina.  Dale and Debbie worked side-by-side, building a successful business until Dale’s untimely death in November 2011.  Despite her cancer diagnosis, Debbie assumed full-time management of SouthCo after her husband’s death.  Debbie underwent extensive treatment and surgery but never lost her fighting spirit nor did she diminish her commitment to customers and employees.  She is remembered as a compassionate employer who shielded her employees during lean times and provided extra support for staff during times of need.

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May 17, 2018

Look Who’s Turning Forty!

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Milestones are something to celebrate. And Progressive Sweeping Contractors, LLC. headquartered out of Toledo, Ohio just hit the 4-decade marker.

Started by 1-800-SWEEPER Board President, Mike Lucht in 1978 with a single sweeper truck, ProSweep is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in March 2018.

Over the years, Prosweep has grown from a 1-truck operation to a multi-city operation with a second location in Redford Michigan, outside Detroit. The Redford operation is helmed by one of Mike’s sons, Jason. To help commemorate the milestone, their website www.ProSweep.com was completely overhauled.

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Aug 14, 2017

Putting the “Hi” in Hiring

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We’re Hiring! Nothing says company growth quite like a HELP WANTED sign. And sometimes, taking your message right to the streets is the best way to get word out there. Enter the humble truck magnet…

To help increase the number of job applicants who have a clean driving record, Carolyn Bell is sending out samples of magnetic signs you can use on your vehicles. The magnets let people who see our vehicles on the road know that we are “on the grow” and encourage potential job applicants to visit the 1-800-SWEEPER jobs web page. On that page, pre-applicants can check out our Night Sweeper and Day Sweeper orientation videos and even communicate with us.

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