Whistle While You Work, Inc. was started in September 1993 by Steve and Karen Shackles. In summer 2008 we began doing business as Alpine Ventures. Providing quality work and professional customer service, while maintaining strong business ethics, is the cornerstone of our business.
We have been accredited members of the Rocky Mountain Better Business Bureau since 1996, affirming our commitment to ethical business practices, and giving our customers added confidence in doing business with us.
Steve has over 30 years of experience plowing snow in Summit County. This lengthy familiarity with our unique weather challenges has given him experience which other contractors don’t have. He has been through the driest of our drought years and the heaviest of our snowy years, and is prepared no matter what each season may bring. For Steve, plowing snow is not just a job, it’s what he loves to do.
Karen has over 15 years of snow plowing experience, and while she credits Steve for teaching her everything she knows about plowing, she has become a qualified professional in her own right. Our industry trade organization, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), administers a rigorous testing program, as well as required participation in a program of continuing education, to certify snow and ice professionals. In June 2003, Karen successfully completed the examination to become a Certified Snow Professional. She was the first CSP in the state of Colorado, and the fourth woman in North America to achieve this status.
In 2004, we were proud to be chosen from contractors across North America to receive the SIMA Excellence In Business Award. Ethics, quality of service, customer satisfaction, and business knowledge were part of the criteria examined by the judges in the award process.
While we are affected by the transient nature of the Summit County work force, we focus on teaching our employees proper technique, safety, and above all exemplary customer service. As business owners, we accept our personal responsibility to stand behind the services our company provides 100%.
Over the years, we have made adjustments to the size and geographical scope of our business, learning to balance healthy growth with our ability to provide quality service. We view every challenge as an opportunity to learn and improve. And we acknowledge our loyal customers who have stayed with us year after year, without whom we would not have a business.
Our commitment to our customers to be the best we possibly can, and to provide trustworthy, professional service year after year, sets us apart from the crowd. We appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better. Please contact us through one of the links on this site if we can be of service to you.