Callahan’s Owner Mike Callahan Talks About the Mild Start to the Snow Plowing Season


January 24, 2017 07:15 AM

As people woke up in the City of Rochester Tuesday morning, there wasn’t a lot of snow on the ground, if any. The freezing rain changed over to snow around 6 a.m.

It’s been an unusually dry January. Only about four inches of snow fell in the first 23 days of the month.

That means people like Mike Callahan need to work to keep a full staff. Callahan owns Callahan’s Lawn Care and Property Maintenance. On snowy mornings, Callahan sends out 25 crews to plow 600 driveways and about 70 parking lots.

But, since we’ve only seen a few several inches of snow this month, he hasn’t had to do that often. That means some of his employees are looking for other work.


“Winter like this, where you have to start worrying about guys who aren’t making enough money, and they end up on unemployment, they’re looking for full time work somewhere else,” said Callahan. “So it’s a balancing act.” 

Callahan said two of his employees have left this winter for full time construction jobs.

“We try to supplement some work with some pruning or different landscaping maintenance we can do in the winter as well,” he said.

Callahan’s crews did have to do some work this morning. They were out salting parking lots well before the sun came up.



Chris Horvatits

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