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Billing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cecilmac, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. cecilmac

    cecilmac Member
    from nj
    Messages: 33

    How r u guys billing 12''+ by the inch or t&m?????????????????
     
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    Bill by the push, never get over 3-4 inches on a lot.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What were you doing that there is 12+ inches in the lot?
     
  4. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Per hour for 8"+ on the ground, with a sizable down payment--because if there's that much on the ground, they had better not be an existing customer.

    :laughing:
     
  5. cecilmac

    cecilmac Member
    from nj
    Messages: 33

    No,No i was keeping the lots open just wanna know how you bill if the storm total is,lets say a total of 20 inches do you guys bill 1-3,3.1-7,7.1-11.99 and then T&m for anyhting over 12'' total?????????????
     
  6. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    The sad part is that it's not always possible to keep it under that in a storm. Where I'm from, 3-4" an hour wasn't uncommon. So unless you have a dedicated crew at every site, if you had to go away to plow other places for 2-3 hours, you could easily come back to 6-8" or more of fresh snow in a lot.
     
  7. snobgone

    snobgone Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 122

    We bill by the inch over 12. Its calculated by taking our 9-12" price and dividing by 10 inches usually. Snow relocation and removal are by the hour. Hope that helps.
     
  8. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    The lot I do is priced by the amount of snow not per push. Its broken up into these price levels 1-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12+ is the 9-12 price plus xxx.xx for every inch after that.
     
  9. cecilmac

    cecilmac Member
    from nj
    Messages: 33

    for storms 12 inches or more I charge my 7 to 11.99 price plus 115 per additional inch over do u think that is to much or do u think it industry standard
     
  10. snobgone

    snobgone Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 122

    Each lot is different so you would charge more per inch for a larger lot. When you mulitply your $115 per additional inch by ten inches, does it come close to your 7-11.99 price? It should, but you should get more per inch for the abuse it is going to put on you and your truck/equipment.

    So, for example, to calculate a per inch price over 12" on a 1000 dollar push, I would charge 100 per additional inch ($1000 divided by 10 inches) If its a tough lot, divide by eight inches. Does that make sense?
     
  11. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    That's the same ratio I use. Every inch after 12'' is 1/10th my 9-12 price.
     
  12. cecilmac

    cecilmac Member
    from nj
    Messages: 33

    I think so thanks, just wanted to see what others were charging with thesa large storms along the est cost lately
     
  13. snobgone

    snobgone Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 122

    How much did you get down there? Happy billing.....got another on the horizon for ya tomorrow.
     
  14. cecilmac

    cecilmac Member
    from nj
    Messages: 33

    Ya its crazy we got between 22-27 and there callin for another 18-24
     
  15. snobgone

    snobgone Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 122

    Sweeeet. Good luck man. We need to get banged up like that. You guys down south are getting to have all the fun!