Hello all I am trying to come up with a seasonal bid for a local church. I know how to come up with a per push price but not a seasonal one. I figure to come up with a seasonal price you take the average amount of snow lets say 30 inches and divide it by the trigger amount lets say its 2 inches that would be 15 pushes. Is my formula correct? I figure you will have to add one or two pushes for a cushion. Also where is the best place to find past weather info online? Thanks in advance!
Ideally, you want to work in some way to compensate yourself for a winter with above average snowfall. In theory, HALF of winters will experience ABOVE average snowfall. That is, if Al Gore is wrong.
Figure out what the MINIMUM amount per push you could "get by" with is, multiply that by the WORST CASE SCENARIO so that you know just how bad it could get with your formula. If the number you come up with for "average" is higher than your "worst case scenario" minimum needs, you're gold. If not, then you need to consider some alternative, like "to a maximum of X pushes beyond which charge of $Y per push is to be applied".
I think your formula works. I would tell him 2" would be this much. 4" would almost be 2.5 times that because we are pushing twice as much snow and have greater risk of a slip and fall claim. Show him how it will be better at 2" than 4". You may want to ask about a zero tolerance when they have services. Every church I ever plowed wanted it plowed off before church. Even a half inch.
Well I've come up with $4000 for the season. Thats all inclusive salt and pushing. The lot is 47500 square feet with plenty of room to put snow and no islands or light poles. Should I do all inclusive with salt or put a cap on the amount to be used?
I came up with that number from 8 plows and 15 deicings / presalt. Does this sound kosher? Seasonals seem pretty darn tricky to me. And that is a 2" trigger and zero tolerance on the service days.
Thanks in advance!
I'm sure your number will work for you. I know you spent hours playing with numbers and different scenarios. You can always bump it up another $500 for some wiggle room if needed.
I know some people put caps in their seasonal contracts but that's doesn't seem fair to me. If I were the customer, I would want money back if there were a cap and you only plowed 10 times. Make sure you have a clause that indicates your scope of work. I just had a national restaurant chain want me to sign an addendum in which they tried to sneak in a clause that I was responsible for all costs to haul snow off site.
WTG on getting him to drop his specs to 2" and zero tollerance.
The local church I do. Only wants done on Sunday Mornings before 8:00 AM for Sunday School at 9:45 AM Services at 10:55 AM.
On call for deaths & Weddings services.
They have Bible studies at people's home in winter.
Added for winter season of 2012 / 2013 Toro Snow Thrower S-620 very very used. 1985 model.
Cub Cadet Commercial Walk Behind 4816F
Homelite trimmer ST751G.
Homelite trimmer ST145.
Snapper Push Mower 21 inch
2004 Chevrolet Truck Silverado 2500HD 4WD 6.0L SFI 8cyl. NO plow, and No spreader on it yet.
Still have Meyer E-60 8.0 not on 2004 yet
MISSING MY SNOW PLOW.
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