SEVEN CONSECUTIVE CONSUMER CHOICE AWARDS
In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, Monster Plowing Company was awarded the Consumer Choice Award for Best Toronto Snow Removal Service.
All across the Toronto area our customers have voted us #1!
Recipients of the CCA award are chosen based on an impartial, objective, market-research oriented survey of public consumers, performed by a major forensic accounting firm.
Only the most recognizable brands are nominated for this award in the first place, so to be selected as the best of our our great city is truly is an outstanding honor.
Said Ian Middelkamp, Quality Control Manager at Monster Plowing Company:
Consumer Choice Awards is amazing.
On behalf of Monster Plowing Company, I am so happy and proud to accept this award. It means so much to our staff, because these individuals spend long hours away from their families to do the hard work necessary for our client's properties to stay accessible in the face of Toronto's harsh winter weather.
Thank you to our esteemed clients for all of your support over the years, this award could not have happened without you!"
"Receiving recognition for a seventh consecutive year from such a valued and respected collective as the
2021 SIMA SNOW OPERATIONS MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)
as part of the 24th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium awards program.
Each year, SIMA and Snow Business magazine open nominations for Snow Operations Manager of the Year, which recognizes company managers, and their impact on the company's innovation, financial success, and professionalism. Nominees for this award work directly in managerial/leadership roles that impact the successful execution of field
operations in snow and ice management services. The industry’s premier awards program provides a major opportunity to recognize and reward professionalism and success.
“SIMA is proud to present the snow & ice industry awards to deserving companies,” says SIMA CEO Martin Tirado, CAE. “The awards recognize companies that are dedicated to the snow and ice industry through safety, successful business practices, professionalism, and more.”
In celebration of his award, this is what Matt Steele, Operations Manager at Monster Plowing Company had to say:
"It's a honour to win this great award, especially considering there are many deserving recipients throughout the snow removal industry. Working in a management role at Monster isn't just a seasonal job. It's a lot of hard work and dedication throughout the year to be prepared for the grind of winter. At Monster, we prepare for each season to be more successful than the last, and success is impossible without a strong team. Having the best team gets us through the stresses of a long Canadian winter. So even though this an individual award, it is made possible only by the Monster team working towards our common goal of providing the best snow removal services in Toronto.
Matt Steele, operations manager for Monster Plowing Company of Toronto, Ontario, Canada recently received national recognition from the
2017 & 2018 TOP CHOICE AWARD WINNER
2017 & 2018 Top Choice Award Winner
for Toronto's Best Snow Removal Service!
Top Choice Awards collects and reviews the opinions of thousands of customers annually.
Conducted since 2005, the survey accepts nominations from the public and allows them to vote in a variety of categories for their favorite businesses and professionals in their city.
This year’s survey was conducted in 27 cities across North America and received responses from over 998,000 participants. With over 2600 nominees in the running for the top spot in their category, the survey broke all records of popularity and intensity.
Known as the business award "that’s social”, TCA tapped into its social media channels to help drive the survey, reaching targeted areas and a wide demographic audience.
Nominating and voting happens via phone, email, mail and online outlets such as our website and social media; providing a free spotlight for North America's brightest and renowned businesses and professionals.
Said Mikhail Evgrafov, CEO and Director of Operations at Monster Plowing Company:
"We are so proud to have received this amazing acknowledgment from Top Choice Awards. Being recognized as Toronto's best snow removal service our community is an honor. What makes the Top Choice Award so special is that the winners are nominated and selected by the general public.
The Top Choice survey has developed into a platform that collects feedback from voters, creating a channel for consumers to freely share their thoughts with the businesses and professionals they love. We are so thankful to receive such glowing support from our community, and look forward to continue providing the best in snow and ice maintenance."
Monster Plow -
MIKE HOLMES APPROVED CONTRACTOR
Monster Plowing Company is very proud to announce that it has made the Mike Holmes List of Approved Contractors!
Monster Plow is the only snow removal service in the world to ever be featured on Mike Holmes' list. Listed within this prestigious collection are the contractors, suppliers, services and manufacturers that have appeared on all of Mike’s shows.
In the dead of winter, while filming an episode for his show, Monster Plowing Company was contacted by Mike's representatives to provide on-set snow and ice maintenance.
The episode, a two-hour special entitled "Mike's Ultimate Garage"
, was successfully filmed despite the ever-present threat of stormy weather.
As Mike was building a brand new dream garage from the ground up, the production spanned the entire winter.
Monster was there throughout to make sure the property was safe for the crew, completely clearing any ice and snow!
A little bit about Mike Holmes, Canada's leading home improvement contractor and television show host (from Wikipedia
Mike Holmes was recognized in Canada’s House of Commons for his promotion of skilled trades and for his advocacy for improved building standards. He was acknowledged as an "extraordinary craftsperson" and "an accomplished master builder with a social conscience.
Beginning with Holmes on Homes and subsequent shows, Holmes rescues Toronto area homeowners from renovations gone wrong. He continued in his successor TV series, Holmes Inspection. He is also a judge on HGTV's show Handyman Superstar Challenge and its American counterpart All American Handyman with Scott McGillivray.
2016 SIMA CEO OF THE YEAR
Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)
Each year, SIMA and Snow Business magazine open nominations for the CEO of the Year award, which recognizes a top company executive and their impact on innovation, financial success, and professionalism.
Featured on the cover of Snow Business magazine (over 30,000 issues distributed monthly), Mikhail's recognition brought with it the opportunity to share his story with the world.
Having started Monster at an early age, Mikhail overcame great odds to transform his vision of
truly reliable snow removal services into a reality.
Envisioning a company which values delivering ultimate peace of mind to its customers, rather than just plowing their snow, Monster was born. Since 2008, Monster Plowing Company has come far from local roots, to become the most
accredited, trusted and reliable brand-name snow contractor in Toronto.
As the CEO of the Year, Mikhail Evgrafov received industry-wide recognition in the June issue of Snow Business, including a feature on the cover, and presentation of the award at the annual Snow & Ice Symposium.
Check out the victories, trials and tribulations of Mikhail's journey here!
With great excitement, we are proud to announce that Mikhail Evgrafov, founder of Monster Plowing Company, has been named 2016 CEO of the Year by the international
THREE TIME SIMA ALL-STAR OF SNOW & ICE
2017 All-Star of Snow & Ice
- Rommely Manicag, Yard Manager at Monster Plowing Company
To recognize his dedication to the snow and ice removal industry, passionate determination, and boundless positive energy, Monster's very own Rommely Manicag was named a 2017 All-Star of Snow and Ice by the international Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). Talk about grabbing the proverbial bull by it's horns, and never letting go! No matter how cold the weather, or how grueling any given snow storm might be, Rommely's ability to stay cool under pressure, infectious leadership skills, and intense personal accountability for his professional duty set him apart. Rommely spends his up time enabling the Monster team to run like clockwork, and his down time making sure the Monster fleet of highly-specialized trucks and equipment is ready to go. During the darkest nights, and coldest days, All-Star Rommelly recognizes and embraces the role he has in keeping our client's properties safe. Always ready to take on a new challenge, Rommely's perseverance, active dedication, enthusiasm, and adaptability have never wavered in the face of Old Man Winter's harsh grip. Thank you Rommely, for being such a huge part of what makes Monster Plowing Company great. Three cheers for your success!
2016 All-Star of Snow & Ice
- Ian Middelkamp, Quality Control Manager at Monster Plowing Company
A jack of all trades, it is a pleasure to announce that our very own Quality Control Manager Ian Middelkamp has been named a 2016 All-Star of Snow and Ice by the international Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).
Having Ian, a professionally trained software engineer, as part of the Monster Plow management team is a tremendous benefit. Ian actively spends the majority of his work time creating, perfecting and customizing the proprietary software the Monster staff use every day.
A renowned problem solver and critical thinker, Ian is always thinking of new ways to improve and innovate the way Monster does business.
From client communications and property scoping, to quality of service, staff management, billing, and operational logistics, Ian's software is the driving force behind Monster's ability to provide the most efficient and reliable snow and ice maintenance services to our many respective clients.
Not only does Ian maintain our quality assurance department, but is also responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the company. Congratulations Mr. Middelkamp, and may the snow force always remain with you!
2015 All-Star of Snow & Ice
- George Armstrong, General Manager at Monster Plowing Company
In 2015, George's instrumental dedication to Monster Plowing Company, and the snow industry as a whole, culminated in him being named a 2015 All-Star of Snow and Ice by the international Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). George continues to be instrumental, not only leading our sales division to record revenue figures, but also innovating, improving and streamlining the day to day operations of our company. From equipment procurement and purchasing, to supplier relationship management and maintenance solutions, George's fingerprints are all over the DNA of how Monster does business.
Having started his career with Monster in the early days of the organization, George has been vital in helping make Monster Plowing Company what it is today. George brings with him intense enthusiasm for his work, as well as an unrivaled desire to learn, grow, and innovate, and be the best at what he does.
When it comes to crunch time, George Armstrong is Michael Jordan in the clutch. Snow & ice maintenance isn't just a job, its a passion, and his input, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving have proven invaluable to the success of our team.
Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), the annual All-Stars of Snow & Ice competition shines the spotlight on those who work hard, often behind the scenes, to keep snow & ice maintenance companies running smoothly.
The All-Stars recognition is made more special because those featured were nominated by those who know them best: their bosses and peers. Each All-star dedicates a tremendous amount of time, energy and effort to becoming the best in their respective role,
and being acknowledged as an All-Star of Snow & Ice is a direct reflection of their hardwork, perseverance, and drive to succeed.
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