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Old 01-03-2010, 07:44 PM
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Whats the going rate, Midwest $

I do snow removal with a decent snow blower and finish with shovel, mostly sidewalks,driveways and small parking lots and store fronts. Charging 30.00 Hr is this in the ballpark, first year. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:55 PM
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ww crew 30/hr is average, but if you are doing small lots then 60/hour is more than reasonable!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:00 PM
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First of all I would try to avoid bidding a job by the hour. We only do 7 residential driveways. We get $30 - 40 for most of driveways on a 1-5" snow. Our largest driveway is $80. All of our residentials are very close together, so drive time is minimal. My blower crew (2 guys w/blowers) including unloading and loading usually knock them out in about 10- 15 minutes. Prices go up as the amount of snow increases. So, simple math says we are charging $70+ per man hour for our blower/shovel crew. We really try to avoid residentail drives. We turn down plenty of them. My blower crew ran 11 hours today with 4" of snow, I think that was plenty work for them. Now the plow trucks are another story.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for the info, new to site and snow removal. JMR what kind of blowers do you use? Thanks for the repleys can use all the help I can get.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:44 AM
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I try not to do drives, only to my summer customers. But we charge $50-$60 per drive
Driveway and walks with salt and Cal. Small lots min. $100 per push Walks $35 an hour with 1 hour min. I do have a customer that owns 5 business on the same street. All small lots so i knock the push price down. All these price's are 2-4 inch then increase in the next bracket 4.1 - 6 inch
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:38 PM
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I would price according to the drive and not by time.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:41 PM
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go by drive - hourly is not cutting it on a driveway.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:20 PM
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shovelling is min 30 an hour here if you are working for a sht company. if there is equip u need to increase price because of speed and overhead. u need to try and make more than that though. should not take you an hour to do a drive and i never charge less than 30 for a drive. the customers dont see it by the hour.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:23 AM
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Thanks for the info, new to site and snow removal. JMR what kind of blowers do you use? Thanks for the repleys can use all the help I can get.
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I would price according to the drive and not by time.
I agree.....but what would you charge for drives that are like 2 1/2 car wide by 2 car deep?

....and I'm talking about using a blower, and do all you guys really have so many prices per how many inches? I could see charging maybe from up to 12" would be one price or something and go up after that by what every 4", 8" and so on.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:19 PM
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I usually go case by case. Depending on what equipment you're using, figure out an hourly rate in your head. I would never tell a customer I'm hourly or some a$$ would be out there with a stop watch timing you!
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