Winter Services, Inc.
Address: 2100 S. 116th St., West Allis
Year founded: 2006
Product or service offered: Snow removal and ice control services
Projected 2014 revenue: $15 million
CEO and owner: Fritz Frazier
Other key members of the leadership team: Jay Felton, president
Target clientele: Medical, commercial, retail, industrial, and class A office spaces
Business organization memberships: American Public Works Association, Better Business Bureau, Building Owners and Managers Association, Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin, International Facility Management Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association, Snow and Ice Management Association.
What has fueled your company’s growth? “We are highly motivated to provide innovative solutions for our customers, develop long-term business partnerships and be a best-in-class, customer service-focused company.”
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? “Increasing competition and instability in the commodity markets, while being inherently dependent on the weather.”
Do you plan to make any changes in your company in the coming months? “We are currently implementing significant technological advancements that will further strengthen our production management and customer service position in the marketplace.”
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? “Jim Kacmarcik – Kapco. He has built a successful local company and exemplifies what it means to be a good corporate citizen.”
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? “Commodities will continue to be a challenge for the next few years and we are anticipating continued downward pressure on pricing.”
What is your company’s most important growth strategy right now? “Continued focus on our core customers while identifying opportunities through referrals from our existing customer base.”