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Commericial Account

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowguy1550, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. snowguy1550

    snowguy1550 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    There is a new walmart opening up by me I want to try to get it as a plowing Account! Any ideas on how I would go about doing that? :help:
     
  2. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    See the store manager, then if they are accepting bids ask him/her if they want it bid by the push or by the hour.
     
  3. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    what he said thats the best way. :waving:
     
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Sounds good to me, I think if its a Wal-mart your gonna need some big plows though..
     
  5. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I'd do what other said.... however, I thought all the walmarts and big chains like that had a contract with smg or someone like that
     
  6. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    not all of them.

    We take care of the Walmart where we are in michigan. We plow it by the year, average 25 pushes or so per year. Its a super walmart and we do the whole place with 2 one ton fords in about30 mins with 4 or less inches. Bring the loader in to stack as needed ounce or twice a year and salt everytime we plow and when ever needed other than that. We charged them 42,000per year. 6000 a month. last year we had under 12000 into doing the property...something to go by


    Erik
     
  7. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    [QUOTE Its a super walmart and we do the whole place with 2 one ton fords in about30 mins with 4 or less inches.[/QUOTE]

    Did you mean hours ?
    Todd
     
  8. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    We take care of 3 Supercenters. Plow 2 of them, mow and sweep all 3. Let me assure you of this, unless "snoking" is joking, smoking, or it was just a typo, don't use his numbers. If he is clearing in 30 min then there must not be any cars, and they must have 25 foot snowplows on those trucks. lol There will be megaloads of variables in stores such as mentioned. For example, we can clear a 6" snow on a week night after the holiday season a lot faster than a 2" snow at noon on the weekend before Christmas. Is it open 24 hours? Physical size of parking lot varies per store. Time of day, and amount of snow will also be variables to consider. Just make sure before you waste the manager's time that you can handle things. If you have 1-2 trucks and it is a big 24hour store, you might think again. We got a blizzard Dec 22 last year that dumped hard and fast and we had to commit 3 backhoes, 2 skidloaders, and 10 trucks to one store. This is not typical for our area, but 3-4 trucks for a 2-4" snow would be recommended to clear in a reasonable timeframe. Traffic will make a mess of things if you don't clear it fast. Good luck if you go for it!

    Just curious about "snoking's" numbers. $42k/year at $6k/mo equals a 7 month snow season? Not saying it isn't possible, that could be the way the store wants to break up payment for budgeting purposes, but 7 month payout seems odd to me.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Maybe he meant a Walgreen's. I've yet to see a Walmart that could be done in a half hour. Maybe he just does the sidewalks. :confused:
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I think you can get those done in 30 minutes or less with two 1 tons..
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    As long as you can stay out of each other's way and not collide. ;)
     
  12. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Good point, I guess that might be overkill at a Walgreens.