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Charge to plow driveway

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by nlongojr, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. nlongojr

    nlongojr Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I am new to snowplowing and was wondering what would be a fair price to charge to plow a residential driveway..

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    $31.57+tax
     
  3. nlongojr

    nlongojr Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    cant I round up
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You in Brooklyn?
     
  5. nlongojr

    nlongojr Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    No I am not
     
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I get $1000 a drive way and walk way per season I'm in rockland as well
     
  7. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I usually charge $8.26 but a lot of guys are lowballing me. If you are new you'd probably be better off charging $5 just to get your foot in the door
     
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550



    Whats a fair price to get my truck fixed?
     
  9. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    The most I can get in my market is $475. Maybe I should move north east and lowball you at $750.
     
  10. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Come on up I'm smaller company I send out ten truck and three skid steers mostly for commercial work only one truck does houses we do 20 house in 5 miles I'm lucky I don't do per plow only seasonally
     
  11. Truarn

    Truarn Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I joined this forum mostly for entertainment...and I'm always open to learn. But.... if I were you, I'd give up on the idea. ;)
     
  12. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,410

    add 20% to what it costs you to do it!
     
  13. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I think you guys scared him off :laughing:
     
  14. nlongojr

    nlongojr Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Not scared off just thought i would get serious replies. So much for helping each other out. I apologize to those who posted helpful responses.
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Busting chops to see how a new guy will take it. What you described is the same as 300 million other driveways. Pix always help.
     
  16. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    Ha, I got you beat.
    I only charge $7.99 and that's for the driveway and sidewalk up to 18 inches then I charge an additional $2.00 for every 6 inches after that.
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Is the depth or length?
     
  18. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Just charge what you need to for your market. big city = $$$

    Small town = $
     
  19. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    I would have to go with length of course.

    Of course Grandview I was only kidding, I don't normally do private driveways. I stick with commercial accounts.
     
  20. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,933

    Serious replies require more details than you are providing.

    Your overhead costs ? Your profit margin required to stay in business ? Expenses ?

    There are lots of threads about "how much", so that's a good place to start...