FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Blazing a trail isn't always easy, but for private snow plow drivers like Phil Peters, a sea of snow is a sea of opportunity.
"When the snow flies I make more money in the winter time than I make in the summer," Peters said.
Phil "Pete" Peters shovels snow while plowing a driveway Tuesday. (WFFT)
Peters goes by Pete, as in the owner of Pete's Custom Landscape and Design.
And after Monday night's snowfall, he's one of the most popular guys in town.
"The phone rings off the hook when this happens," he said.
He and his crew are on call 24/7, whether it's shoveling or driving up and down the same business parking lots.
Plowing ahead and making the most of a busy year.
"I’ve had a couple of hours asleep every day for the last four days."
That's already eclipsed all of last season.
"It wasn't the greatest," Peters said of last season. "But every little bit of snow we get helps. We always get some. But this year's been exceptional."
In both snow and dollars.
"And then some. It already has and it’s not even over yet," Peters added.