Last December, Anchorage, Alaska received nearly 30 inches of snow from one storm — the most from a single event in more than 20 years. It closed schools for days and kept residents shoveling just as long. While burdensome for many, it was a boon for BSNC shareholder Xavier Topkok and his company Plow Now AK.
Topkok first began plowing the streets of Anchorage for another company about 10 years ago. In 2020, during the pandemic, Topkok decided to establish his own residential/commercial plowing and sanding company. He says work during the December snowfall was both demanding and rewarding.
“Keeping up with the calls and new clients was demanding and somewhat of a learning curve. I do my best to keep my base clients happy while expanding to allow new clients. I like the independence of being an owner-operator — knowing when to say when and keeping the company goals in mind. I always go the extra mile and give the customers the feeling of getting the bang for their hard-earned-and-spent buck. I used to do Radio here in Anchorage and went by ‘The ONLY TOPKOK in Radio,’ which generated quite a few calls about the last name and who I am related to,” he recalled. “I like to see my clients out in the community and smile and wave, knowing I did a really good job for them.”
Today he has many repeat clients and hopes to expand his business.
“I hope to be adding another truck and put my boys to work in the next year. I am also trying to get into light commercial/residential snow hauling with a skid steer and dump trailer in the next two years.”
During the summer months, Topkok works as a general manager for Anchor Fenceworks, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He was born and raised in Anchorage to Clifford and Aileen Topkok, and he and his wife Aimee are raising their twin boys, Elijah and Ethan, just a block away from where he grew up in Spenard.
Topkok says he is a proud BSNC shareholder and pleased to share that he frequents BSNC-owned Alaska Industrial Hardware (AIH) for fence and plow hardware and tools and Central Environmental Inc. (CEI) for recycling needs. For estimates from Plow Now AK, contact Xavier Topkok by email at email@example.com. For additional information, follow his Facebook page, Plow Now AK.
“Came to my house the very same day I inquired. In the midst of the snowstorms! Awesome service and great quality of work. Came earlier than we anticipated and have a VERY fair and reasonable price. 100% recommended! I will be a loyal customer. Thank you for your help!” – Plow Now AK customer
BSNC shareholders and descendants operate a wide variety of businesses. BSNC is proud of these businesses and would like to share them with the greater community and encourages the support of these businesses through our Shareholder-Owned Business Registry. Check out the list of Shareholder-Owned Businesses here: https://beringstraits.com/shareholder-owned-businesses/. Shareholders and descendants are invited to register their business in the MyBSNC portal or send your business information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about registering a business, please email Shdevelopment@bsnc.net.