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Our Three-State Service Area Includes:

Texas
Paris, Bonham, Sherman, Denison, Greenville, Commerce, Gladewater, Sulphur Springs, Mt. Vernon, Pittsburg, Mt. Pleasant, Longview, Jefferson, Clarksville, Honey Grove
Oklahoma
Durant, Antlers, Hugo, Idabel, Broken Bow
Arkansas
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Proud to be a Founding Member of the World Sweeping Association,

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We are also a Founding Member of WSA's 'Ethics in Power Sweeping' initiative.



Chosen to be

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WorldSweeper.com's
Contractor of the Month, January, 2010.

 

BZ & Sons is a family-run company that emphasizes ethical business practices.

Since sweeping doesn't require any type of specific licensing, hiring companies often do not realize how to confirm the professionalism of their contractor of choice.

According to the World Sweeping Association, the leading educational resource for the contract sweeping industry, a reputable sweeping contractor will be able to provide their clients with the information shown below. BZ & Sons proudly conforms, in writing, to the tenets of the World Sweeping Association's 'Ethics in Power Sweeping' initiative. Read below to see an overview of the program.

World Sweeping Association's
'Ethics in Power Sweeping' Initiative

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reprinted from the World Sweeping Association website.

Certificates of Insurance Covering Sweepers and General Liability

In the case of an accident for which a sweeping contractor is liable, if the contractor doesn't carry insurance coverage then the owner of the property on which it occurred is much more likely to be held liable.

Proof of Compliance With the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State

Some companies cut corners by not paying the workmens' compensation on their employees. Without it, there is a much greater chance that a sweeper operator who gets injured will sue the owner of the property being swept, or the hiring firm, for damages.

Local Business Licenses and Federal Tax Identification Number

Another way to identify legitimate businesses is to confirm that the company complies with all the statutes to which ethical business people must conform. Most cities require that a local business license be issued to companies doing business within the city limits, and this usually includes sweepers. Also, if a company doesn't have a federal tax ID number, it is much more likely that required taxes are not being paid.

These include payroll taxes and the remittance of any sales taxes which are due in some states. It is not in a hiring firm's best interest to hire a contractor that could be shut down at any time for non-payment of taxes.

Trade References

Most companies want to do business with an established company, one that has a good chance of being there some years from now. Another way to get a handle on reputability is to talk to others who supply the sweeping contractor with parts and supplies. Ethics program participants agree to provide trade references upon request.

Waste Disposal Information

It has been found that both the contractor and the property owner can be held liable for incorrectly dumped waste. If an account manager does not provide an on-site place to dump collected litter, he or she should confirm that the litter from the site is being disposed of at an appropriate dump facility.

Dumping fees are becoming an ever larger component of doing business in many areas, and, although the incidence of 'midnight dumping' is being successfully reduced, some companies still dump on their personal property or elsewhere in order to cut costs.


Before you hire your next sweeping contractor, make sure they comply to all of the information shown above.

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For more information about the World Sweeping Association's 'Ethics in Power Sweeping' initiative, we invite you to check out the program information at the World Sweeping Association's website. You may also download a reprint of the above information by using the link shown to the right.

BZ & Sons Sweeping can provide you proof of our insurance coverages, workers' compensation, and disposal procedures to protect your company from ALL these liabilities. If your current contractor does not comply with these minimum requirements, go elsewhere. In today's litigious society you simply can't afford to work with a 'fly-by-night' firm, whether in sweeping or any other area of business.

We invite you to look around our website to see more about our company and the wide variety of quality services we offer. Then, please let us know how we might assist you with completing your sweeping, washing or other outside maintenance project, on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

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