It's one of the industry's most anticipated lists: Snow Magazine's annual Top Contractor list.
This is the seventh year we've compiled the top contractor list. It started with a meager 50 contractors and has grown to the benchmark 100 snow professionals you see before you. It's a veritable who's who of the professional snow and ice management industry.
So how did we compile the 2010-11 Top Contractor list?
This year we began earlier than usual, soliciting anticipatory entry forms from contractors as early as March. Entry forms were distributed to North American snow and ice removal contractors via the pages of Snow Magazine, fax, email and through our regular enewsletter. We also conducted an extensive number of follow-up phone calls with contractors to make sure anyone and everyone had an opportunity to submit their numbers for this year's list.
Once the nomination process closed in early August, the completed forms were entered into a database. Then, the numbers were crunched and snow removal firms were organized according to their respective 2010-11 snow removal revenue numbers. In the cases where two or more snow fighters reported the same snow revenue figures, those contractors shared the higher ranking.
Again, congratulations to each snow removal firm who landed a spot on this year's list. Good luck to everyone this winter and we hope to see more new names on the 2011-12 list. — The editors