We had our regular Thursday morning meeting at St. Francis Residential Community in Denville
Rudy Riveron (ReMax Realty) – Chapter President
Kevin Dulio (Native Fields Landscaping) – Vice-President
Scott Goldstein (Law office of Scott Goldstein) – Membership Chair
Joe Troy (Ameriprise) – Tip Master
Russell Guagenti (Guagenti & Associates)– Treasurer
Bill Shuler (Henry O’Baker)
John Tully (dsm-llc)
Denise Nicudemis (Liberty Mutual)
Daren Clancy (Fit 2 Go)
Steve Severud (Law office of Stephen N Severud)
Fred Ayers (Ayers Chevrolet)
Marianne Jones (Millenium)
Mike McCurdy (Shawnee Construction)
Jay Olsen (Olsen Electric)
Joe Nugent (Prudential)
Gerson Contreras (Union County Contractors)
Jeff Jones (AmeriSource)
Glen Guzzi (Elite Title)
Tom Biondi (Thomas J Biondi Jr Plumbing & Heating)
Dan Linkletter (Tri-State Computer Solutions)
Rudy opened the meeting at 7:16am (or thereabouts!).
Marianne had a guest today – Jessica Spanier of Scrumptious Secrets of Vermont. We hope that Jessica considers joining the chapter.
Our speaker for the day was Kevin Dulio of Native Fields Landscaping – subbing for Gerson Contreras.
Kevin explained the logistics of staffing his company for landscaping and snow removal. Typically his outdoor staff work Monday thru Thursday, 12 hour days for landscaping with Friday saved as a rain date. For snow and ice clearance he uses a mixture of regular and seasonal staff who work a minimum of 8 hours for a snow storm clearance although most projects require 3 days for complete clearance.
Native Fields Landscaping’s clients have contracts that cover from 0-50″ of snow at which point additional charges kick in for deeper snow falls. If snow is light in any particular year this triggers a rebate from the company towards landscaping projects during the rest of the year.
Native Fields Landscaping subscribe to a paid weather service for snow predictions that’s pretty accurate one week out which is useful because it takes 3 days and 6 men to switch their equipment over from landscaping to snow removal.
Kevin stressed the importance of open communication channels between his company and the board and management of the home owner’s associations he serves.
Kevin’s talk finished with questions and answers from the chapter.
Posted by John Tully