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Contract Curiosity.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Sno, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    What dollar amount are you're contracts worth for a 2" snow?

    Im only at about 400.00 for (Keep clear accounts)

    450.00 for 4" snow.

    Per push.... Is that good for a first year?

    Just wondering what the big dogs have accumulated in accounts.

    Also, If you noticed the Keep clear, instead of 2" trigger.

    I had one of my accounts change from a 2" trigger to Keep clear because we recieved 1.25" and they wanted it done anyway. Anyone else have triggers like that? Just a tad foggy on my new trigger.

    Any comments?
  2. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Well, you didn't mention he size of the jobs.

    I do have a few "keep clear" accounts, and I do charge $400. They are average drives about 30 ft long by 10 ft.

    But then I may have a different amount of plowable events per year than you.
  3. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I was just curious in general, what your total contracts are worth for a 2" snow....
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    do you mean all the accounts combined total $$ on a 2" push
  5. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Yeah, Wondered what to look forward to. :)
  6. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Just take what you are making now, x the number of possible additional accounts that you could physically do.
  7. Sno

    Sno Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    What, no braggers? :)

    WHITE=GREEN Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2002
  9. SLC1

    SLC1 Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    A normal 2" storm we would plow/ shovel all accounts and sand/salt all accounts the day of the strom and also reapply the next morning. If we did all that we would have four trucks run for about 17 hours and loader with a pusher run about 8 hours, so that would be about 76 man hours. We would apply about 22-25 tons of material either sand/salt mix, straight salt or ice melt on walks. If we billed out the storm that way we would send out invoices for about $9,000.00 for 2". But most of our accounts are contracts so we do not get paid by the storm, we get paid by the season with a figure divided into 5 monthly payments. But when we figure out a seasonal contract we figure out how much we would charge per plowing multiply that figure by 12 which is our typical winter and multipy the sanding/ice control times 18 and that is how we figure out our seasonal total. I hope this helps. I am sure that there are alot of guys out there that make a lot more money per storm than us, but that is what we do. Just my two cents. Sorry this Post was so long
  10. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Well, not many. ;)
  11. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Our roads, warehouses, office buildings, condos and such are based on season contract not snowfall amount! We get money in every month wether we plow or not! After many years of estimating snowfall and the economy we put out our prices that way. All our employees are on salary pay till spring so its much more simple for accounting aspects and our employees get a weekly check regardless.