NESCO

Case Study

NESCO Paving Avoids Getting Washed Out by Using ClimaCell

Overview

Established in 1945, New England Sealcoating Co. (NESCO) is a pavement maintenance company with 3 offices serving customers across New England. The company provides paving services for shopping centers, office buildings, athletic courts, apartment complexes and more.

NESCO Paving Avoids Getting Washed Out by Using ClimaCell
The Challenge
The Challenge
The number one challenge for NESCO is the weather. When it rains, NESCO crews can’t do their job and projects get delayed. Crews can also show up to work only to get rained out unexpectedly, or worse start work on a job only to be “washed out” by storms which wastes time, money, and resources - not to mention unhappy customers.
The Numbers
The Numbers
Across all the jobs NESCO completes each year, the company is paid the same amount whether it takes 1 day or 10 days to complete the job. Hence, maximizing every day of work is essential, especially since they only work for 8 months per year to avoid winter in New England.
The Hero
The Hero
Craig Swain, President of NESCO
The Story

The Story

Before ClimaCell, Nesco was using 3 different weather solutions to predict the weather. At the start of each day, if managers knew it was going to rain at 4pm, they could get some work done before the rain, but if it was going to rain at 10am, they’d need to cancel the team for the day or send them to a job in a different town where there wasn’t rain in the forecast. Unfortunately, the 3 weather solutions NESCO was using were often incorrectly predicting the exact location and timing of storms. Because of this, NESCO would have teams arrive at a job only to be “washed out” with rain or they’d cancel a job because there was a forecast of rain, and then it would end up being sunny and they missed a full day of work on a project.

A few highlights from The New England Patriots using ClimaCell to date include:

Accurately Planning Jobs
NESCO implemented ClimaCell’s HyperCast to predict MicroWeather at the neighborhood-by-neighborhood level and is now able to accurately take those insights and turn them into action by scheduling all their jobs for the week in advance and implementing automated protocols when specific weather approaches. Using ClimaCell has resulted in time/cost savings, and much happier and more efficient crews.
Happier Customers
Scheduling jobs in advance and in accordance with the weather allows NESCO to better communicate with their customers and significantly reduce delays.
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Since we started using ClimaCell, we have had a much better ability to predict the start and end time of each storm. I have a tablet on the dashboard of my truck that I keep on at all times showing HyperCast, and I watch the dots on the map to see exactly where each storm is and how it is moving forward. We’ve definitely saved costs and staff time by using this solution, and I’ve been recommending it to other pavement and construction companies.

Craig Swain
Craig Swain
President of NESCO
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