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Close together drives

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Brant'sLawnCare, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I am bidding on a property that has 16 drives very close together. I could do them all in about 1-1.5 truck hours and about 2 man hours shoveling. If I use my hourly rate for drives, it would come out to about $10/per. That seems low, but I could make money doing them still. How would you guys bid this one?
     
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,270

    Having a dense route is how you become more profitable.

    Are these individual drives your pricing or a home owners association?
     
  3. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    I don't see $10 as being that low. Look for a new way to plow without using the truck!
     
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    These drives are part of an HOA/condo assoc. It is a gravy account, so I want to get it, but don't wanna be a low baller or leave money on the table.
     
  5. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Well these accounts are up in Kewaskum, so a truck would be fastest to get there. Otherwise a blower on a skid or tractor would be nice.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Give them a seasonal price.
     
  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    That's what they want for mowing and plowing. I just try and break everything down though.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Look at each one of them and figure out a price them just add up the totals.
     
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Just sent them my bid. Thanks for the help! Thumbs Up We will see what they say. I bid it high to make it worth my while. But I wouldn't mind the mowing work.