Storm Creates Opportunity for Local Entrepreneurs
Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 10:29 PM EST
While many in Maryland slept in Thursday morning, there were some early rising entrepreneurs in Hampden hoping to make some extra money and help their neighbors.
Phillip Murray said he was ready at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning and hoping for even more than the estimated 12-inch forecast. Murray has regular customers who have hired him for the past 15-years to clear their sidewalks and driveways.
“It’s not enough!” said Murray, "I’ll be looking for a good storm. It’s not a storm, this is just a piece of cake."
His seasonal job brings in some extra cash, "today I might make about, like, five thousand dollars," estimates Murray.
In his 18-years of clearing snow, Elliott Gill has seen many different types of storms. Gill said heavier snow can make the task a little harder. "Like this morning it wasn’t that bad but as it’s raining and sleeting, it’s making the snow heavier and it’s harder to pick up too."
But he says the payoff and the appreciation is little more too, "because every time I come, the young lady who lives here says ‘here comes my hero!’"