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Advice needed for pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by morrisj2, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    I have 3 separate quotes to give for a property management company.

    Will be using a dodge ram 2500 and will get more equipment soon.

    includes snow clearing and salting which need to be priced separately.


    Quote 1;
    2 buildings, 118288 square feet.

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    Quote 2;
    1 building, 46473 square feet.

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    Quote 3;
    2 buildings, 167978 square feet.

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  2. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    The price is based on the season. The property is in Toronto, Canada
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  3. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    The square footage I measured is for the areas to be cleared of snow, not the entire property.
     
  4. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,425

    There are plenty of threads on here that will help you on how to bid... No offense but people aren't going to come here and tell you what to bid it at... look on here, join SIMA and look at production rates, figure out your overhead, etc...
     
  5. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    Thank you for your reply. I have an idea of what I want to charge was just hoping for some ball park figures
     
  6. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    I realize pricing is different for everyone it would also help me if I could get an idea of how long it will take to plow
     
  7. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,425

    I'll give you one freebie since it's still fresh in my mind what it's like to get into the biz...

    Figuring a 7.5-8 foot straight blade and depending on density 2-4 inches can take about an hour to plow an acre... No obstructions, no islands, no backdragging...
     
  8. morrisj2

    morrisj2 Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 35

    Thank you! I appreciate your help. Sure isn't easy starting out with commercial. Residential is much easier.