Over the years, the street sweeping business has become more competitive as businesses and commercial properties begin to recognize its importance. Not only does it help portray your business in a more aesthetically appealing way, it also helps to extend the lifespan of parking lots and sidewalks, which saves money over time. With more professional street sweeping companies than ever before, clients are demanding higher standards and Reilly Sweeping is continuing to evolve with the industry so that we are able to provide the highest quality services to our clients. We are focused on understanding the latest trends emerging in the street sweeping landscape in order to remain ahead of the competition. In our world, here are some of the latest trends that are worth noting.
1. Growing Attention to Environmental Concerns
The general trend in today’s society is shifting toward being much more environmentally conscious, and this is no different in our industry. Many clients are focused on reducing their carbon footprint and are much more apt to choose a sweeping company that uses environmentally friendly products and cleaning materials. From equipment maintenance to membership in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Reilly Sweeping is dedicated to maintaining the cleanliness of our ecosystem. We work with clients to come up with a plan that meets their needs, while also protecting our environment.
2. An Increased Desire for Versatility in Services Offered
Gone are the days when a company could offer one type of street sweeping service and expect their business to survive. As competition has grown, clients have now come to expect that a sweeping company offer services to handle a multitude of needs including multiple sizes of debris, a variety of sweeping equipment, and removal in any conditions. This requires sweeping companies to invest in a variety of equipment to handle the requests from clients. Reilly Sweeping offers equipment to handle jobs from building and housing development sites, to clean-up for milling and paving operations, to flusher trucks for dust control.
3. Scheduling Flexibility
Clients these days are looking for a sweeping company that can accommodate varying schedules, especially larger housing communities. Clients are in a position to request a company to work outside of normal 9AM-5PM hours and companies are in a position where they need to achieve this for their clients in order to remain competitive. Additionally, communities are expecting companies to make use of quiet equipment that doesn’t disrupt day-to-day life. This could be an added cost for the company but should be considered much more of an investment.
4. Continuing Professional Development
Street sweeping is no longer considered just a labor job. Clients are looking for a company that has certifications, skilled workers, and membership in professional organizations. A higher standard of conduct is an important factor in remaining a part of the competitive landscape and it is something that is actually a great thing happening in the industry. Reilly Sweeping is a part of several organizations including the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, the National Parking Association, and the American Public Works Association.
To summarize, the industry is constantly changing and those who wish to remain competitive need to keep a pulse on the needs and desires of consumers. At Reilly Sweeping, we make a commitment to customer service and our reputation is built on exceeding client expectations. You can expect the right solutions to your needs from a team with superior skills, years of experience, and thorough knowledge of the power sweeping industry. Our street sweeping experts will work with you to determine the best plan to meet your goals and we have the knowledge and flexibility to adapt to any changes you require. Give us a call today to for a custom, no hassle proposal and find out what the Reilly Sweeping difference is all about.