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Check my home work.(bid)

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Craneboy, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Craneboy

    Craneboy Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Straight to the facts.

    Location: Central Maryland
    Parking lots: .582 acres
    Walks: 5542 sq feet
    Plowing lots, shoveling walks, salting both.
    Western wideout 1 acre pr hour (I know its more efficient) $105 per hour* 1.5 mrk/up. Buyers TGS07 Salt spreader.

    Salt $80 pr ton*3 mrk/up
    Cal chl 50lb bag $12*3 mrk/up
    Laborer $15 pr hour

    Seasonal contract up to 20" $9,075.00

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  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    if you can get away with a 20" seasonal all the power to you bud, but around here that would not fly, what's your average snow totals in a year?
     
  3. Craneboy

    Craneboy Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    20" per year. obviously there is a Blizzard claus.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  4. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    if you average 20" I dont think you should have a 20 limit on your seasonal, not a easy sell for seasonal anyway. Blizzard clause fine, but I'd bump up that 20"
    price don't seem too off, but I dont know your market, but I would suggest charging more then $15/hr for a shoveler.
     
  5. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    How much do you actually pay the shoveler?
     
  6. Craneboy

    Craneboy Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Shoveler/ labor is billed at a multiple of 2.5. The labors are paid $15-$20 pr hr. Made some calls and I will be bumping the 20" cap up to 32"
     
  7. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    Now I'd sign up ;) You get a passing grade from me on your homework. Good luck this year.
     
  8. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Let's see where this goes, I was told the multiple should be x3. So $15 per hour billed at $45, opinions?
     
  9. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,863

    with salt 3x is norm, I'm not sure that all charges should be 3x mark up, on $15 labour I'd bill out $30, so double.
     
  10. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Speaking of salt have you put up a pallet of melt for the winter? What kind of price?
    Have you ever seen any guidelines around labour costing, by the time you cover w.c.b, u.i and c.p.p still need to have some left over to pay back into business.
     
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you can get 9k for that place I would jump on it. We would be lucky to get 5k for unlimited plowing and salting.
    It's a 30 min plow and 500lbs of salt.
     
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    More that double the average snowfall as well...