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1-800-SWEEPER Welcomes Buckeye Sweeping, Inc.

Mar 20, 2013

1-800-SWEEPER Welcomes Buckeye Sweeping, Inc.


For those not already familiar with our newest partner, Buckeye Sweeping’s Mitch Barkman has been involved in the sweeping business since 1985.  Although a native of Northeastern Ohio, Mitch headed south in the early 80’s to work in the booming Texas construction business.  When the oil business fell on hard times, Mitch left the construction industry and started his first sweeping company, which he sold in 1989.  Mitch then moved back to Ohio, and founded Akron-based Buckeye Sweeping.

According to Mitch, the sweeping industry has seen many changes since he first broke into the business, but advertising and promotion has always been important.  For years he relied on phone directory programs, but when property managers and contractors migrated to the internet, he knew it was time to make a change, so he partnered with NAPSA to create a company website.  Because Mitch has had positive response to his website, the decision to join 1-800-SWEEPER seemed like a “no brainer”.

The strength of the buying group was another factor prompted his decision to join 1-800-SWEEPER.  Both the United Rotary Brush and Baldwin Filters deals were attractive.  The group discounts and substantial savings on tax and shipping encouraged Mitch to take a close look how membership in 1-800-SWEEPER could generate leads and save his company money.   As for the leads, since joining in March, Buckeye has already had 8 service calls generated by the 1-800-SWEEPER website and the snow is still flying in Northeastern Ohio.

Buckeye Sweeping will offer parking lot sweeping, street sweeping, and construction sweeping for the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown areas included in area code 330.  Please welcome Mitch and the entire staff of Buckeye Sweeping!