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Contract pricing question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by C & K SERVICES, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. C & K SERVICES

    C & K SERVICES Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have been plowing for a while now but my question is more for the pricing end of a contract. I was contacted by a home rental company with about 65 houses that want a bid. Should I treat this as 65 residential or treat as a commercial contract with 65 locations. I don't want to over bid this but also don't want to under bid. My commercial contracts that I write usually are 1hr minimums and my residentials are 1/2 hour minimum. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I would first off go in a different direction than hourly. Do you have the equipment to handle 65 drives a couple of trucks with at least back blades. I'm assuming they are not next door to each other this is a lot of drives to me. I'm not a good bid man I get help myself. LoL I'm always higher than a Georgia pine. not good.

    T&M is ok in certain situations, Maybe if you had a loader and it went out for $150.00 + should be at least $225.00 under severe conditions per hr.

    Most of these guys that are willing to help you are going to want more info. Good Luck
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
  3. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    $7,800/month.

    I do seasonal so: $120 X 65.

    Five month season: $7,800 X 5 = $39,000 for the season. No salt.
     
  4. C & K SERVICES

    C & K SERVICES Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    What about a minimum per push most of these are less that 75 ft
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's cheap even for Canada,

    Bid you full seasonal price for each property. Sounds like you will be doing a lot of driving around on this one.
     
  6. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    Maybe its a package price. I charge per push but maybe next year will try the contract thing
     
  7. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Keep your per push accounts, If you want to add some seasonal this is okay to. Most contractors like a mixture so you got some money coming for overhead, Meaning Insurance, WC, Equipment maintenance and payments etc.

    Especially a year like this. Nov. invoices been paid and Dec are in the mail or submitted somehow. In this area no snow services been performed yet. I seen one guy out with a spreader I have not been out yet.
     
  8. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    It's cheap, yet people here want it even cheaper still. $120 is a good monthly price here.
     
  9. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    What is a usual monthly price?
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sorry,thought that was the seasonal price,
     
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    You've been sitting in front of the fire too long. :drinkup:
     
  12. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    I want to start doing contracts. I'm dying with this charging per push thing. Most of the houses out here are 4 car driveways. How much / month do you guys charge for that? I need an idea on what I should charge. I charge $30 per push on light days. for heavy days I charge $45 per push
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What's a lite day and heavy day? Sounds like a tampon commercial.
     
  14. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    :nono:LMAO!!!! I declare anything over 2' a heavy day
     
  15. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Just stay at the $45. on any day. If you want to do seasonal figure your average events and go from there.
     
  16. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

    hmmm... That was what I was thinking. 'preciate the advice, bud! Gonna look up what seasonal average snow falls are.
     
  17. MC94XR7

    MC94XR7 Senior Member
    from GTA
    Messages: 148

  18. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,915

    Your changing professions? Gynocollegy. xysport
     
  19. ThatGuySnowPlow

    ThatGuySnowPlow Member
    Messages: 62

    I was just hired by a company to take on a contract. Have a meeting on Monday to discuss the current 60 contracts available and see which ones I want. I was doing residential with a snowblower for the last two years. For a 4/2 stall garage driveway I am getting 60$ per 4 inches or less anything over 4 the guy pays 75$ per push. This was his price offered right out the gate.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015
  20. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    My mistake, Nov. Dec. been payed Jan. are submitted