About S&M Plow
S & M Plow Corp. was founded in 1998 by Sam Gye, who bought his first snowplow on a whim, intrigued only by the mechanics of the machinery. He had no purpose for using it, at the time.
As fate would have it, that spring Chicago was hit with one of the worst snowstorms in its history and Sam Gye with his snowplow was the man to call for help. His wife created flyers that he distributed and it became official, a company was born to help fill the void for snow removal services on Chicago’s South Side. Things got so busy Mr. Gye hired a neighbor to assist him, and later another friend.
Snow removal services need to be local, to be effective. Response time is critical in this business and long distance travel can be prohibitive by the nature of the situation. Gye had established the first snow removal company to be located near many of the South Side neighborhoods, the reason for his resounding success that first winter. Taking a cue from this initial experience, Gye developed and implemented a business model that recruited and trained people from various neighborhoods. With a state-of-the-art dispatch system, he could direct workers to locations within their communities, minimizing response time tremendously. He continued to increase his fleet with the most advanced trucks and equipment which increased productivity. These two strategies, coupled with Gye’s tactical approach to snow removal and ice control, are the foundation that makes S & M Plow Corp. one of the Chicagoland area’s most reliable and sought-after snow removal and landscaping companies.
S & M Plow Corp. is a licensed general business with the City of Chicago. The company is African-American owned and a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the Illinois Department of Transportation and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) with the City of Chicago, Illinois Central Management Services, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
We are members of Chatham Business Association, Joseph Business School, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses as well as the Small Business Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.
S & M Plow Corp. is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, consistently since 2009.