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Snowfighters Institute Podcast

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This is the Snowfighters Institute podcast, where you will hear directly from some of the most interesting people in the professional snow and ice management industry – to learn about their successes, to hear about the challenges they faced along the way, and to have their perspective on critical issues facing our industry today. Hosted by Phil Harwood (Phil@GrowTheBench.com). Follow our social media feeds and check out upcoming events at SnowfightersInstitute.com.

Location:

United States

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This is the Snowfighters Institute podcast, where you will hear directly from some of the most interesting people in the professional snow and ice management industry – to learn about their successes, to hear about the challenges they faced along the way, and to have their perspective on critical issues facing our industry today. Hosted by Phil Harwood (Phil@GrowTheBench.com). Follow our social media feeds and check out upcoming events at SnowfightersInstitute.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

2487568035


Episodes

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Troy Clogg Interview

12/4/2023
Listen in as your host, Phil Harwood, interviews snow business icon, Troy Clogg about his snow business, the snow industry, Hot Pink Deicer and Hot Pink Helpers, and, of course, Snowfighters Institute, as Hot Pink Deicer is a Platinum Sponsor and host of the Forum for Sales, being held August 14-15, 2024 in Novi, MI (Detroit area).

Duration:00:56:52

Jeen Stork Interview

11/10/2023
Listen in as Phil Harwood interviews Jeen Stork from Stork's Plows (storksplows.com). With the world's largest inventory of new and used snow plows and snow plow parts, Stork's is truly an industry leader. On this podcast, Jeen shares his story about growing up in a family business, how the business has evolved over the years, and business succession. Also, learn about upcoming events at Stork's, including Snowfighters Institute OPS Management, September 11-12, 2024.

Duration:00:51:45

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Lisa Rose Interview

5/26/2023
Listen in as Phil Harwood interviews Lisa Rose of Allin / Rose Consulting (allinrose.com). Lisa brings a unique perspective, as she combines a legal background with years of experience in the snow industry. She will be a presenter at this year's SIMA Symposium in Hartford, CT.

Duration:00:44:46

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Chris Pegnia Interview

4/3/2023
Listen in as Phil Harwood interviews Chris Pegnia, co-founder and Vice President of Busy Beaver Lawn & Garden, located just outside of Buffalo, NY about his experience with two massive snow storms that dropped 180" of snow in just these two storms. Here about Chris and his team managed their way through it and what they learned.

Duration:00:40:40

Neal Glatt & Phil Harwood Discuss Upcoming Snowfighters Events for 2023

3/28/2023
Listen in as Neal and Phil discuss what's coming up in 2023 at Forum for Sales (May & July) and Operations Management (June & September).

Duration:00:23:24

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Elizabeth Bonadonna Interview

10/17/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Elizabeth Bonadonna, CSP, President of Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden of Buffalo, NY, about the history of her company, acquisition of retail market, hitting the speaking scene, and, of course, SNOW!

Duration:00:46:13

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Mike Hilborn Interview

9/10/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Mike Hilborn, owner of RTD Snow Plowing and Roof-To-Deck Restoration, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mike shares his story about starting his business and how it grew into a multi-faceted service business in both the residential and commercial segments, along with his perspectives about association involvement, professional development, and lessons learned along the way.

Duration:00:43:07

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Levi Jett Interview

8/24/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Levi Jett, CEO of Jett Facility Consulting, author of the book, Preparing the Snowfighter: a guide to SNOCON and the MSTS!, available at Amazon.com, and retired military veteran.

Duration:00:48:22

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Tom Canete Interview

3/23/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Tom Canete, President & CEO of Canete Landscape and Snow Management, based in Wayne, NJ. In this episode, Tom shares about how he was inspired, how his values were shaped, and how he built his business at a young age. As a snow industry icon with almost 40 years of industry experience, Tom also shares some great advice about the snow business and tells about what it's like to staff up to 400+ people to provide snow & ice management services at MetLife Stadium.

Duration:00:46:25

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - David Lammers Interview

2/11/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews David Lammers from Garden Grove Landscaping, based in Waterdown, Ontario. David and his brother, Paul, started their company in 1990 and have over 30 years of hands-on experience. In this podcast, we explore the topics of working in a partnership with a family member, building a culture based on values, and focusing on a clear strategic direction.

Duration:00:48:06

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Dave Warrick Jr. Interview

1/21/2022
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Dave Warrick Jr. from Warrick Properties Group LLC, based in Hamilton, NJ. Dave is a second-generation owner, full-time police officer, husband, father, and is passionate about the snow business.

Duration:00:48:43

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Kim Gottschalk Interview

12/1/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Kim Gottschalk from Garrick-Santo Landscape Company, based in Wilmington, MA, about how the company is proactively preparing for a transition from first-generation ownership to the second generation.

Duration:00:32:41

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Josh Flynn Interview

11/10/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine. Seabreeze was founded in 1994 and provides year-round property services to some of Maine’s most prominent facilities, neighborhoods, and private residences.

Duration:00:52:14

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Carlos del Pozo Interview

10/21/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Carlos del Pozo, co-founder of Team Engine, a provider of solutions for blue-collar businesses seeking to improve the effectiveness of recruiting, build better teams, manage teams more easily, and retain teams longer.

Duration:00:45:44

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Announcing Snowbidder.com

9/9/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partners Phil Harwood and Neal Glatt introduce Snowbidder with Mike Lindenbaum, CEO of Sitefotos and mastermind of Snowbidder.

Duration:00:39:22

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Neal Glatt & Phil Harwood

8/6/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute managing partners, Phil Harwood and Neal Glatt, provide an insightful analysis of the industry, industry events, and opportunities for professional development for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

Duration:00:58:21

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - John Janes Interview

7/16/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews John Janes from Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer construction equipment, about the snow industry, the economy, supply & demand for the industry, and much more.

Duration:00:58:24

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Tracey Fischer-Gaetz Interview

6/22/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Managing Partner, Phil Harwood, interviews Tracey Fischer-Gaetz from SnowEx, a leading supplier of snow & ice management equipment, including an extensive line of ice control spreaders, sprayers for liquid products, and brine making equipment, about the state of the industry, demand for equipment, and how SnowEx is listening to its customers in order to innovate and continue to be a leader in the industry.

Duration:00:48:09

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - Will Allen & Ben Westendorf Interview

6/4/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Podcast host, Phil Harwood, discusses insurance for snow professionals and the concept of an insurance captive with Will Allen, founder of the Green Industry Captive (greenindustrycaptive.com) and Ben Westendorf, owner of Envision Facility Solutions. As options for affordable insurance dry up, the idea of a captive becomes highly attractive. You will not want to miss this episode!

Duration:00:45:07

Snowfighters Institute Podcast - John Berlingieri Interview

5/11/2021
Listen in as Snowfighters Institute Podcast host, Phil Harwood, interviews John Berlingieri from Barrington Snow Removal, located in central Long Island, NY. John's story is a classic American journey of an immigrant family growing a successful business, where he was exposed to high-precision manufacturing and business management practices. Today, John is a multi-faceted entrepreneur with several business ventures, in addition to his snow & ice management company.

Duration:00:42:49