Despite Winter 2019-20’s challenging business climate, we received a record number of submissions for this year’s list of top performing companies. Here’s a little background on how we collected and compiled the 2020 Top 100 list.
As early as mid-March, notices began going out to the previous year’s Top 100 companies to begin compiling their data and to head to our online form to submit their total winter revenue numbers. At the same time, we broadcast to the rest of the snow community to total and submit their winter revenue figures, as well.
This process remained open until the end of June. At the conclusion of the submission process the numbers were tallied and ranked. For those companies reporting identical revenue figures, they share the higher ranking. In addition, after much debate, the decision was made to NOT print companies’ winter-revenue figures. Instead, we employed a system that places companies within a revenue bracket broken down in a logical ranking fashion for the purposes of scale. Winter revenue figures were used solely for the purpose of ranking submitting companies from 1 to 100. For more information on the thought process that went into compiling and presenting this year’s Top 100 List, please see this month’s Editor’s Note on page 6.
– Mike Zawacki, Editor