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Contract Pricing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by CFMowing, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. CFMowing

    CFMowing Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I am new to this whole game of snow removal and would love to see how everyone prices for contracts. I have a couple accounts now, but they're just pay as it comes up.

    So if you could tell me how you guys price for contracts it would help a ton for next year!
    Thanks!
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    I get 12 storms a year (average over 26 years plowing)
    for paying up front I charge for 10 storms.
     
  3. CFMowing

    CFMowing Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Do you do a multi year contract so it evens out?
    Also, when you salt do you include that or is that per visit?

    Thanks for your help by the way!
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    year to year contract this is the first year Ive offered salt... NOT ONE TAKER ALL YEAR
     
  5. gpservices

    gpservices Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 29

    All i can offer here is stay consistent, here in CT 2010-2011 we had a ton of snow so all contract guys didnt make out the customer did so what did they do, they swithed to pay per plow, guess what 2011-2012 season we got maybe 2 snowfalls and wow i never saw more plows and trucks for sale in my life they were hurtin bad, if they just stuck to the contrat they would of evened out so whatever you choose stay consistent it all works out in the end as long as you price it right.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I do all seasonal,and base it on about 25 plows.Paid in 5 equal payments,salt extra,
     
  7. USESIM

    USESIM Junior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2

    Contracts

    It depends on your area. If you get a fairly steady average snow fall amount then a seasonal contract with equal installments is excellent. If you are like us and it varies a lot we tend to do per plow for smaller customers. Larger customers is usually by the hour and pound with salt.ussmileyflag