Snow plow customers left out in cold

Snow plow customers left out in cold

There are 36 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Jan 15, 2009, titled Snow plow customers left out in cold. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

Snow plow customers say he took their money and then left them out in the cold. So, they Called 4 Action.

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roger

Buffalo, NY

#25 Jan 18, 2009
Speaking of snow plowing. Has anyone seen the plowing at the Kenilworth Church parking lot? He is doing a terrible job. Drive by and check it out, just huge snow hills all over the place. he really does not know what he is doing and it shows. The guy that used to do it did a great job. He is obviously not anything because he cannot plow!
Member of Bubbas Army

East Quogue, NY

#26 Jan 19, 2009
Peeved Sleuth wrote:
I am one of those unfortunate ones who hired Mike Sieteski this winter, and was lucky enough to have him show up not once, but twice, in the month of December. Moreover, I received the "bonus feature": Two 3-foot-deep ditches carved into the earth at each side of the driveway (I believe Mike was going for early landscaping work, before the Spring thaw).
My neighbor and I did some sleuthing, and found out that this "gentleman" is currently living with his girlfriend, at 39 Lyndale, in Tonawanda 14223, where he still parks his snow-plow outfitted vehicle. Since he won't return phone messages, maybe he'll take house calls?
I plow drive ways and i always tell my customers that there is no charge for landscaping Ha Ha Ha
deal with itdouchebags
not avalible

North Tonawanda, NY

#27 Jan 19, 2009
yeah we hired him with a group of neighbors and he scammed us
Jeff

Buffalo, NY

#28 Jan 19, 2009
why hasent it been brought to the public attention that Delphi Interior/themel Lockport N.Y. laid-off 250 production employees 1/16/2009 im 1 of thiose 250 they called me at home Sat.afternoon to inform me.they are trying to keep it huss-huss.Just contact local UAW 686 they might tell the throught they are sell outs to notice they didnt contact you either
plowking

Buffalo, NY

#30 Jan 20, 2009
I can't get over how some of you guys are still charging $225 unlimited seasonal plowing per driveway in Amherst. I'm quite a bit higher then that & average a 94% residential customer retention rate.
Bet you guys are the ones pushing snow in the street, tearing up lawns, driveways. Telling your customers you have insurance when you only have basic auto & not a gen liability business policy that specificly covers snowplowing. Got your town permits too(even though they are a joke)?
Member of Bubbas Army

East Quogue, NY

#31 Jan 20, 2009
buy a shovel losers or hire some of those laid offdouches from delphi to shovel for you
Michelle

North Tonawanda, NY

#32 Jan 20, 2009
Know All Too Well wrote:
Mike Sieteski is a dirtbag! He hasn't paid any child support either. And like the guy in the video said, he just doesn't show up for the court dates. I am familiar with this jerk and this isn't the first time he's broken the law. If you check into any business he's ever had you'll find repeated infractions. He is a lifelong criminal. I've even heard his father is in jail for embezzlement and murder. Put him away (after selling everything he owns for back child support).

How would you check out his businesses. The BBB had nothing on him, his insurance was paid and effective and a google search revealed nothing. I did a thorough search. Here is some of the line of bull he gave me:
• Lives around the corner on Dodge Road
• Has lived in the community his entire life
• Graduated from Williamsville Central Schools
• Is a member of St. Gregory the Great RC Church, Williamsville
• Has 286 customers in Amherst between Transit Road and Dodge Road
• Plows several Doctors in the area who have to be out of their homes before dawn
• Asked what time we needed our driveways plowed before (I told him 6:30am) and he assured me that would not be a problem
• Explained how often he would return during the day/night if it continued to snow…”My trucks operate on a 6 hour run, but I need to build in extra time in case there is a problem so you can count on my trucks getting back to you every 8 hours.”(I questioned him at length about this and told him about problems we had had in the past with plow operators coming through quickly, doing a poor job and then not coming back until the next day. He again assured me he and his operators would not have a problem meeting our needs.
Burned in East Amherst

Lancaster, NY

#35 Jan 28, 2009
I hired "All-Care Services Snow Plowing";Transit Road-Suite; Williamsville, NY. Jason Fix (the owner) extolled his excellence as a snow-plowing contractor, and bragged about his customer retention rate. As of this date (01/28/09), my driveway has been visited three times. The plowing consisted of pretty much a single swipe down the center of the driveway. Repeated calls to the business number and Jason's personal cell have achieved the same result - no response. I haven't been too impressed with the work of many of the snow plowing contractors in my neighborhood. So, as the old saying goes, "Caveat Emptor"! Rather than hire a snow plowing service, invest in a good snow thrower. At least you'll be able to dig yourself out when the need arises.
Rhonda

Palo Alto, CA

#37 Jan 28, 2009
Member of Bubbas Army wrote:
buy a shovel losers or hire some of those laid offdouches from delphi to shovel for you
Your hired, just the douche i was looking for....
jerry

Fishers, NY

#38 Oct 18, 2009
Keith wrote:
This is what happens when you search for the "LOW" price, you get what you pay for.
At $225 for our 5 month season, that is a measely $45.00 a month.
Why do you think the reputable companies charge more ? They have insurance, newer equipment, backup vehicles and the list goes on.
Thoughts to ponder, when searching for a new snowplowing company next season.
Depends on how you do your math Keith. 2008-2009 season almost 1/3 of the total snowfall hit on one weekend, Dec 19-21 ( http://www.erh.noaa.gov/buf/snow0809pns.htm ). The average number of lake snow events is 11. for $225/season that's about $20 for each plowing for the season (about 5 min work). That's a pretty good rate of pay.
Jake

Buffalo, NY

#39 Apr 21, 2013
plowking wrote:
I can't get over how some of you guys are still charging $225 unlimited seasonal plowing per driveway in Amherst. I'm quite a bit higher then that & average a 94% residential customer retention rate.
Bet you guys are the ones pushing snow in the street, tearing up lawns, driveways. Telling your customers you have insurance when you only have basic auto & not a gen liability business policy that specificly covers snowplowing. Got your town permits too(even though they are a joke)?
You sound like your a cry baby who didient get enough contracts. ZListen dumby when the economy gets bad and people need to eat they resort to fending for themselves so stop crying and be glad you can put steak and eggs on the table
Jake

Buffalo, NY

#40 Apr 21, 2013
You sound like a cry baby who dident get enough cotracts. So listen dumby the reason why some drop there price is to compete with guys like you. Wen the economy gets bad and folks are laid off they need to eat and ut food on the table. So stop crying and be glad you can eat steak and lobster
Jake

Buffalo, NY

#41 Apr 21, 2013
jerry wrote:
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Depends on how you do your math Keith. 2008-2009 season almost 1/3 of the total snowfall hit on one weekend, Dec 19-21 ( http://www.erh.noaa.gov/buf/snow0809pns.htm ). The average number of lake snow events is 11. for $225/season that's about $20 for each plowing for the season (about 5 min work). That's a pretty good rate of pay.
Blame it on OBAMA and no jobs or you can blame it on the co tht charge alot not b cuz they have better trucks ETC but b cuz they overspent and got to big in a area that anyone can get into so stop ur crying
Never Happy

North Tonawanda, NY

#42 Mar 21, 2014
Burned in East Amherst wrote:
I hired "All-Care Services Snow Plowing";Transit Road-Suite; Williamsville, NY. Jason Fix (the owner) extolled his excellence as a snow-plowing contractor, and bragged about his customer retention rate. As of this date (01/28/09), my driveway has been visited three times. The plowing consisted of pretty much a single swipe down the center of the driveway. Repeated calls to the business number and Jason's personal cell have achieved the same result - no response. I haven't been too impressed with the work of many of the snow plowing contractors in my neighborhood. So, as the old saying goes, "Caveat Emptor"! Rather than hire a snow plowing service, invest in a good snow thrower. At least you'll be able to dig yourself out when the need arises.
I would bet it is just in this posters nature to complain. I have found that many of the snowplow contractors in my neighborhood (Clarence Center). These guys have good winters and bad. I figure "complainer" invested in a snowthrower, since they have not revisited.
March Lief COACH Madness

United States

#43 Mar 22, 2014
Hire me! I can shovel it with best of them.
Ladder Crane

Bowie, MD

#44 Mar 22, 2014
Some people just stay in the house and collect food stamps

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