Originally Posted by clark lawn
Ya right, try again. I have been plowing for almost 20 years. In the last few I have seen more lowball single truck operations on commercial lots than ever before. Unless its some big corporate lots and even then sometimes all they want is the cheapest guy they can get. I know of a plaza that I did in the mid 90's goes for less now than it did then. Been a one man show there for past 3 years. Couple times a winter it doesn't get done til couple days after the storm but for what they pay they deal with it.
Most likely those lowballers you see are working for another snow company as a sub. When something goes wrong with the one truck or the guy with one truck does't show up the snow/ice company can bring in one of their own trucks.
Why would you want to work for an owner who would tolerate his lot turning to ice because it doesn't get done for a couple of days after the snow anyway.