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Commercial sidewalk pricing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Bulldog15, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Bulldog15

    Bulldog15 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first post and I was hoping you all good give me some advice. Here is my situation: I have a building maintenance company and one of my accounts has asked me to submit a proposal for 11 sites. Sidewalks only and calcium chloride. All sidewalks are 10-15 feet in width and average approx. 2000sq. ft. Iv"e never done snow removal but will have to if I want to keep existing client. I figure to purchase 2 blowers and a spreader for the calcium chloride. These jobs would be in the Bronx, NY. I could use as much help as possible to come up with pricing. Is there such thing as a price per sq. ft?
    Thanks for your help,
  2. Bulldog15

    Bulldog15 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Could anyone tell me if these prices sound about right? Sidewalk, no obstructions, 200x20.
    1-3 $205.00 3-6 $305.00 6-9 $405.00 9-12 $505.00 over 12 = $100.00 per inch. Calcium chloride $125.00. This is my first contract and I dont want to under bid. What do you guys think?
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    the sidewalk is 15 to 20 feet wide?
    do it with a plow.
  4. Bulldog15

    Bulldog15 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm just getting started with 2 blowers. Are the #'s I'm charging in the ballpark?
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    a 15 foot wide sidewalk with a blower is going to take at least 6 to 7 passes.
    I can do it in two with a plow
    or 4 with a ATV either of which at 4x the speed.
    blowers are great for HUGE snow or small areas that you can't really get into with a plow or an ATV.
    I do a 15' by 200' sidewalk in 20 minutes, that's maybe $50 (plus salt) to $100 up to like 6 to 12 inches.

    You gotta have the right equipment for the job. Someone is going to bid it like that.