Snow Removal with Berns Landscaping Services, Inc

Planning ahead for snow removal is critical to ensuring a fast response. When snow starts blanketing your property this year, you can count on us for a prompt, efficient snow removal and de-icing services.

We are offering customers in your area snow removal services. No matter what the size of your property, we can keep your winter weather worries to a minimum.

What We Offer:

  • Commercial, Industrial & Retail Sites
  • Shopping centers, malls & plazas
  • Hotels & Conference centers
  • Medical Buildings, nursing homes & assisted living facilities

Fully Licensed and insured, our equipment and processes are continually updated to provide you with the best service possible. Give us a call today to find out how we can melt your winter worries away!

Michigan Fall Color | Award Winning Landscape Design


We will remove and dispose of leaves and debris from lawn areas, landscape areas, patios, terraces, window wells, decks, and walkways after leaves have fallen.  Includes one (1) lawn mowing.  This service will be provided one (1) time and will be done as late in the season as schedules and weather will allow. We also offer a smaller leaf removal only services. We will remove and dispose of leaves and debris from lawn areas, patios, terraces, decks, driveways and walkways.



Every winter, deer cause millions of dollars in landscape damage. This damage can be prevented. The deterrent we use is winters longest lasting deer repellent on the market, giving customers 6 months of protection. One spray as early as October will protect shrubs into the early spring. There is no need to reapply in the snow and ice of winter, unlike similar sprays that only last a few weeks.



Berns Landscaping has partnered with™ to become a dealer and installer of seasonal ice rinks. These seasonal rinks are a great addition to your home and a great way to make lasting memories with your family & friends during the winter months. Our experts can help you decide what size and location is most appropriate for your home or site.  Once size and location is decided, we will design and install your very own custom ice rink to enjoy all winter long.



Professional outdoor holiday lighting displays. We design the decoration layout, install the decorations, maintain them throughout the holiday season, take them down in a timely manner and store them for you all year long.



Did you know the first snow is often in November? Our full-service approach to snow removal will ensure all of your winter weather needs are met weather you are a residential or commercial property owner. We offer several pricing methods and will help you decide on which is best to suit your specific needs. Our 24-hour radio dispatching service is designed to ensure our clients will not be left out in the cold when snow emergencies arise.





SIMA Member | Commercial Snow Removal Services Michigan

Berns Landscaping is a proud member of the Snow & Ice Management Association

Last winter was the coldest and snowiest in the record books. We received 94.8 inches of snowing surpassing the prior record of 93.6 inches in 1880-1881. While we are hoping we do not see this much snow this year, predictions have been made for another winter with above average snow fall.

Instead of dealing with the cold and snow let our expert Certified Snow Professionals do all the hard work for you! We have proudly been serving the Metro Detroit area for over 30 years. No matter what the size of your property, we can keep your winter weather worries to a minimum. We are fully insured, with a well maintained fleet to provide our customers with the best services possible.

Our full-service approach to snow removal will ensure all of your winter weather needs are met weather you are a residential or commercial property owner. We offer several pricing methods and will help you decide on which is best to suit your specific needs. Our 24-hour radio dispatching service is designed to ensure our clients will not be left out in the cold when snow emergencies arise.

For more information on our Certified Snow Professionals and Michigan snow removal services call today and talk with one of our professionals or fill out our online request form and we will get back to you at your convenience.


Oakland & Macomb County Snow Removal

It is official after the last snow that crossed over Metro Detroit this morning, we have finally broken the snow record. The previous snowiest winter recorded was 93.6 inches set in 1880-1881. We only needed 1.9 inches to tie the record, but received 3.1 inches of snow. Our season total is now 94.8 inches making 2013-2014 the snowiest winter ever recorded.

Record Breaking Winter

Hopefully the next record breaking winter will take over 100 more years to get here. A special thank you to our snow team who worked incredibly hard all season long.


Below is a list of the top 10 snowiest cities this season with populations above 100,000. This information was last updated one week ago on February 19, 2014. Detroit is currently the 7th snowiest city and far exceeds the population of all the other cities.

[one_fourth]CITY & STATE[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]POPULATION[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]SNOWFALL TOTAL[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]AVERAGE SNOWFALL[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Erie, Pennsylvania[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]101,786[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]1115.1[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]78.0[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Grand Rapids, Michigan[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]193,780[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]101.4[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]60.5[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Syracuse, New York[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]145,170[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]100.0[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]93.3[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Buffalo, New York[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]261,310[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]97.5[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]73.0[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Rochester, New York[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]210,565[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]78.6[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]71.3[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Ann Arbor, Michigan[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]113,934[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]78.5[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]39.5[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Worcester, Massachusetts[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]181,045[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]77.6[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]44.7[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Detroit, Michigan[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]713,777[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]77.3[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]30.3[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Toledo, Ohio[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]287,208[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]72.7[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]27.5[/one_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]Flint, Michigan[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]181,551[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]71.6[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]34.9[/one_fourth_last]


It has already been a record breaking winter here in the Metro Detroit area. Last month is now the snowiest January on record (31.5″). Only time will tell if more records will be broken this year and it is still very possible.


Due to the record breaking cold temperatures and snow accumulations across the United States this year a Nation wide rock salt shortage is quickly becoming a crisis for many states. Rock salt is the main method used across the United States to melt ice on roads because, it lowers the freezing point of any water that it comes into contact with. Suppliers currently cannot keep up with the high demand this year and are stretched to capacity.

This shortage has been an ongoing problem since mid January and it is very possible that supplies could completely run out soon. Local and state governments have been forced to initiate salt conservation plans to help stretch their supplies as much as they can.







Oakland & Macomb County Snow Removal
Today we would like to share an article by Jim Paluch from

SNOW in Atlanta, SNOW in Texas, SNOW in Chicago, SNOW in Greenville, South Carolina. So let out a cheer for a group of professionals that too often go unrecognized just by the hours that they keep! Professional Snow and Ice Management Companies, whether they be 3 people or 300 people, are one of the greatest examples of teamwork, commitment and execution that can be found anywhere outside of NAVY SEALS! Put into perspective the WINTER REGIMENT of a SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL.

For many of these professionals starting sometime in December, they start to sleep with one eye open, their cell phones close, and warm clothes arranged so that they can jump out of bed and into them as they hustle to a truck stopping only to tighten their boots and fill up a coffee cup! This continues until the last bit of ice and snow has come and gone in the spring sometimes for many using the same truck to haul landscape materials in the morning and to manage a late season snow fall in the night. After we offer this group a standing ovation for the work they have accomplished as they help us to STAY ALIVE OUTSIDE throughout the winter, as leaders in a wide variety of businesses, we should stop and consider what we can learn from this band of committed and passionate professionals.

1. THEY KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING – Long before the snow flies, they are planning with their teams on organizing routes, assigning tasks, and creating contingency plans. They know that the only way that they can succeed out on the roads and parking lots under the pressure of time and safety is to plan. I have sat in on some of those planning meetings, and one thing that always stands out to me is how attentive everyone is. From the veterans to the rookies in the crowd, they are listening, asking questions, offering suggestions, and taking notes.  They realize their success depends on a plan that everyone understands.

2. THEY HAVE A PROCESS TO COMMUNICATE – In some cases it may be as simple as a “flip phone call chain” set off by the first flake of snow that the person sitting up and watching the weather reports. Once the process is set into motion, everyone knows who they need to call next and in a matter of minutes the troops are being assembled and heading into battle with boots on. In other cases, a snow command center would make even the most sophisticated government intelligence agency look on with envy. There are computer screens picking up web-cams monitoring sites across the city, and a texting process where all that needs to happen is touch a button for the campaign to begin. They are watching satellites and monitoring ground temperatures to make educated decisions with a degree of accuracy that parallels landing a lunar module on the moon.

3. THE EQUIPMENT IS READY – They leave nothing to chance and when the time comes to move into action, they want to be prepared to do what they need to do.  Knowing that lost minutes on the front end could cost hours on the back end of a storm, lose a customer’s confidence or possibly cause an unsafe situation at a site they are being trusted to keep safe helps everyone know the importance of being ready. The preparation time up front to have everything they need in working order will always help them get the work accomplished most efficiently

4. They TRAIN & TRAIN & TRAIN . . . Mark Adamson, VP of SALES & MARKETING for the WESTERN, FISHER, BLIZZARD & SNOWEX brands, often talks about the process he sees his customers all across the country going through in preparation for the snow and ice season. “They will practice by pushing old tires around a parking area with their plows. They put plows on and take them off and put them on again, just to make sure they are ready when the time comes. And every great Snow and Ice Professional will train on the important details from how to keep warm in the sub-zero temperatures, to equipment maintenance, to how to make sure the team is getting enough sleep to be safe and effective.”

The four points above are important things that any business and professional should be doing, yet the one thing that has always been the most important lesson to learn from the SNOW AND ICE PROFESSIONALS across the country is . . . they have an incredible commitment and passion for what they do. It takes a special person to jump into a cold truck in the middle of the night, shake the last remaining fog of sleep from their head and go out to what is very tedious, demanding and stressful work. Commitment and passion are the words any of us would want attached to the work we do and the profession we are part of. Commitment and passion come in part from the points listed above and working to perfect them, but mostly commitment and passion come from the work itself and knowing that it is meaningful and important. They are willing to accept the challenge, the demand, and the stress as simply part of the job. In accepting the pressure, they deal with it, they have control over it, and they perform an important duty. Whether it is getting us to and from work or school safely or making sure that a young couple driving to the hospital in the middle of the night during a winter storm can make it safely and timely for their child to be born, or a thousand other reasons . . . it’s okay to say THANKS to the guys and gals that make snow and ice THEIR BUSINESS!


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