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In Contracts: 48 articles + 2 videos

Risk Management > Contracts

Before you sign

Look at your service agreements to identify flexibility in shifting risk.

Risk Management > Legal

Who is in charge of monitoring?

Mall mishap shows the importance of assigning responsibilities and documenting service restrictions.


Summertime dues

Shedding non-winter services gives snow-only companies the chance to focus on core business year-round.

Risk Management > Contracts

What’s your Type?

Balanced contracts mutually benefit the customer and contractor.

Risk Management > Contracts

​Sealing the deal

Understanding the dynamics of the property manager-snow professional relationship can lead to successful partnerships.


State of the Industry 2017

Review industry trends, challenges, and solutions in the 2017 State of the Industry special section.


System check: Pass or fail?


Take a deep dive into any disparities or performance fluctuations.

Risk Management > Insurance

Are you covered?

Obtaining the “superfecta” of insurance endorsements can position your company as a desirable vendor.

Risk Management > Legal

5 tips for advanced legal snow management

Review 5 tips to become more advanced in legal management, including itemized invoices, contract addendum management, and cease of service requests.

Risk Management > Contracts

Combating fluctuations

Identifying cost savings and tweaking your contract mix can offset the impact of a low snow season.

Risk Management

Bracing for change

Clients’ attempts to cut costs, shift liability can negatively impact snow companies.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Snowfall amounts shouldn’t matter

Phill Sexton examines the impact of relying on snowfall amounts, and how the industry needs to look toward win-win opportunities for success.

Risk Management

Portfolio planning: Striking a balance

Finding harmony in snow contract portfolio should be an ongoing process to deliver profitability, not just viability.

Risk Management > Contracts

Contract scrutiny

Eight review tips that will benefit you this season.

Risk Management > Contracts

Before you sign...

A thorough review and procedures for suggesting changes can ease pain of contract negotiations.

Business > Subcontractors

It pays to play by the rules

To run a smoother operation, plan to manage risk in hiring and using subcontractors.

Risk Management > Contracts

Rebounding from El Niño

Our industry’s challenges have shifted from material costs and scarcity to overcapacity against demand. It’s time for a contract portfolio checkup.

Risk Management > Legal

Going off contract can be costly

Voluntarily rendering a service opens you up to liability if it is not properly executed.

Risk Management

Minimizing the damage

Accidents happen, but companies should have processes in place to mitigate the impact.

Business > Human Resources

Put it in writing

Contractual provisions protect a company’s best interests and outline employee responsibilities.

Risk Management

Storms on the horizon

Consider the following tips to help insulate your company from the short-term impacts of weather.

Operations > Planning

Preseason prep: Avoid the cracks

Companies, especially “green to white” operations, need to take care of sometimes-forgotten details.

Risk Management > Legal

Broken connection

Failure to convey detailed instructions to subcontractors can leave companies vulnerable to lawsuits.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Time to renew snow contracts

Renewing snow and ice contracts at the end of the season bears fruit.

Risk Management > Legal

Put liability on ice

Monitoring, product use and timing are keys to a solid contract regarding ice control services.

Risk Management > Legal

A new legal landscape

The snow & ice industry has had to manage increasingly complex contracts, heightened risk, insurance woes and more to combat slip-and-fall liability.

Risk Management > Legal

Dissecting a liability claim

Duty principles and contract language are key in determining legal responsibility in the event of injury.

Business > Human Resources

When an employee leaves the company

Non-solicitation and non-compete clauses are routine, but it’s important to know the differences and how to enforce them.

Risk Management > Contracts

Contract care

As a snow service provider, you must pay close attention to your indemnification and release of liability clause.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Adding value with ice patrol

Offering an ice watch program is a way to grow or improve your service offering and expand your business.

Business > Subcontractors

Subcontractor coverage

Companies who use subcontractors for snow-clearing need to make sure a sound legal document is in place that outlines the responsibilities of the subcontract.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Sign on the dotted line

Contractors and clients both benefit with early contract commitments.

Operations > Planning

Preparing for winter

September 2014 Snow Business cover story: For Eastern Land Management, it's all hands on deck as its team prepares for winter.

Ice Management > Chemicals & Equipment

Adding liquids to your operations

Dale Keep shares how to adjust ice management procedures to deal with salt supply shortages.

Risk Management > Legal

Legal mistakes to avoid in snow and ice

Snow Business legal columnist Darryl Beckman shares six common mistakes for snow & ice management professionals to avoid.

Risk Management > Legal

Legal spring cleaning

Postseason is a perfect time to evaluate contracts, insurance policies and subcontractors, and to visit with clients on site.

Ice Management

Managing unusual ice formations

Unusual ice formations can heighten liability possibilities - read tips on how to manage them.

Risk Management > Legal

A flurry of contract questions

Heavy winter brings hot topics like avoiding liability while hauling and monitoring to the forefront.

Business > Sales & Estimating

Reverse auctions for snow removal

Get some tips on the concept of a reverse auction for snow removal services.

Risk Management > Insurance

Snow and ice insurance risk

Make your snow and ice management company a better risk for insurance.