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Church bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Buchananj, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    hey guys i just placed a bid on a church lot and i was wondering if im over charging or under charging the lot has a 50' drive way then two parking areas that are 300' by 62' and then another drive area thats 300' by 17' and about 150' of sidewalk i placed my bid as
    Snow Plowing (initial clearing up to 6") 2" trigger $300
    after 6" $120.00/hr
    sidewalks $100
    rock salt $50 per application normally 2 per storm
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well your salt is to low ,with churches you can make more by salting. I sure hope those 6 inches of snow is when they are closed,you don't need to get everyone mad at you. Old people talk and if they know who is plowing their church they will bad mouth you all over town.

    Got a pix of this church?
     
  3. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    im also using my dodge ram 1500 with a meyer 7.5 st plow
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  4. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    its not letting me upload the pic of the church...
     
  5. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    how much would you charge for everything over a 6" snow storm?
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Wow
    You charging 120 per hr for a 7.5ft plow WOW I live in the wrong part of the country

    How long you think it take clear the lot under 6'' of snow of this size with a 7.5 plow
     
  7. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    my estimate for me just to plow is 1 to 1 1/2 hours but my parents (im 17) say its gonna take me 3 hours but they have never seen me plow
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tough call but I wouldn't hire you because of your age.Who's insurance is this business on?
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Im speechless
     
  10. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    its under mine im insured for $1,000,000 and the truck title is in my name as well.this my second year plowing and 8th doing lawn care i also have another commercial place that actually was the reason i started to plow
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How did you get insurance and the million is on the truck? What about GL insurance? If your plowing for money and hit something your insurance won't cover it.
     
  12. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    its split between the truck and me and i just went to my insurance agent and told him im getting a plow and need coverage so even though the regulations say no commercial under 18 or something like that. my agent is a family friend and told his boss that i need the insurance because im plowing no matter what and they gave it to me for like 2100 a year versus 2600 a year without plowing and towing
     
  13. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    also in my policy it states if its a vehicle building, person etc it does cover me
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You better check that. Did you tell them your plowing commercially or just plowing ? Won't cover you if your plowing for money. You better read it and have your parents read it.They maybe responsible for what you do.
     
  15. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    it covers me for both i had my agent and my parents go over it and explain it. and its insurance for my business overall which includes plowing
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Your Insurance must be different then mine My son is 19 this 2nd yr plowing with me in a truck
    My insurance would not cover him driving a plow truck when he was under the age of 18 But would cover him on everything else
    Hope you and ur parents best of luck hope dont come back bite you in the rear
     
  17. cod8825

    cod8825 Member
    Messages: 91

    Is there some weird pushing or areas that are hard to get to because you are only plowing about 2/3 of an acre of lot. If it is long rectangular that you can push to the end it would seem an easier push that could be done in an hour or less. The plowing seems fine a little high on sidewalks but that is here vs there. The salt will kill you though raise the price at what your charging you might as well do it for free.

    Matt
     
  18. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    not really but there are islands but they are where the actual parking spaces are so i plan to push it all away from the church into the grass in the middle and around the outside.
    Antler- who is your insurance company?
     
  19. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Why dont you just give me the address and Ill go look at it for you, Im in Allentown everday for work and my dad is in Easton everyday for work.

    I can tell you, being as we are in the same area $120 per hour with that little blade and truck is too much. You should be at $80 ah hour or something like that. If you can get it great, but if your bidding against others, forget it

    Let me know if you ned any local help

    Matt
     
  20. Buchananj

    Buchananj Member
    Messages: 37

    likewise send me your information over pm also the reason i charge so much is because they need it cleared as much as possible all the time because something is always going on