Category : Partner News

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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Jun 26, 2017

Monthly Photo Contest – Show Off Your City and Sweepers

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Announcing a new opportunity for your sweeper truck operators to submit a photo of a truck and enter a monthly drawing for $100 worth of Amazon Gift cards!

We’re looking for ways to show off our Partner’s vehicles sporting the 1-800-SWEEPER phone number. We figured the perfect way to get some colorful pictures is to have sweeper operators take pictures and submit them directly through the website. Cell phone pictures are fine!

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Aug 29, 2016

New Partner Profile – West Michigan Sweeper

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west-michigan-sweeping-logoBefore they were even officially on board as a 1-800-SWEEPER Partner company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mat and Stephanie Andrews had the opportunity to attend a 1-800-SWEEPER Regional meeting outside Chicago in April. It was at that meeting, sharing information, strategies, and operating tips with other like-minded members of the 1-800-SWEEPER Partner companies, that Rich Katz of TKG Environmental Services Group suggested an educational approach to selling sweeping services to property managers contrasting Common Area Maintenance Costs (CAM) vs. capital costs.

Right then and there, Mat was sold on becoming part of the shared bond that exists between members of the 1-800-SWEEPER extended family of companies.

10 years prior, Mat was a project manager at a security company and had looked at purchasing an existing sweeping company in the Grand Rapids, MI area. When that deal fell through, Mat and Stephanie didn’t abandon the shift to entrepreneurship – they simply delayed it.

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