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CVS per push

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Winter Warrior, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    Has anyone provided snow removal for a CVS? If so can you give me an idea of how to price one as per push.
     
  2. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Whats your hourly rate?
     
  3. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    My hourly rate wouldn't matter because they are looking for per push.
     
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Your very wrong my friend..... use the search button and you'll see what I'm talking about.
     
  5. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    I searched for per push pricing and came up with nothing helpful. What would you search for?
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Winter,
    There is a TON of information on here... enough to make your head spin ... You're type of question has been asked over and over.... I'll ask you again... what is your hourly rate?
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  7. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    $115.00 ph
     
  8. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    great.....how long to you estimate it will take you to clear the lot 1-3" 1 hour? 3-6" 1.5 hours?
    6-9" 2 hours? 1-3 = $115 , 3-6 = $172.50 , 6-9 = $230 Im sure you get the idea.... there are a bunch of factors that will effect your hourly rate on a lot (ie open 24 hours? islands? ect.....) I like to call it the pita factor and you should adjust your pricing accordingly

    Is this for a national or are you bidding to cvs directly?
     
  9. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    CVS directly. Thank you for the help.
     
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Your welcome and definately do some reading on here.... lots of good stuff but you have to weed through the not so good stuff to find the good stuff!
     
  11. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985




    Most people on here are NOT gonna come out and give you a Price....Why would they...Figure out how much it costs you per hour to operate.....Fuel , Insurance, Labor, Etc.....Thats your baseline to work off of........BTW...In SE Michigan CVSs go for about $90 per push if your lucky......You also might wanna look into joining SIMA for Production rates and information......Also Use the Search Button here...There is Plenty of info floating around here.....Welcome and Good Luck to you this upcoming Season.....:salute:
     
  12. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    WW, just so you are aware CVS is currently under contract for all of NJ. There is one more season on that contract.

    Also you are going against a large regional provider.

    And CVS wants there providers to cover a large area to even be considered. Thus you'd need to bid the whole state of NJ to even be considered.
     
  13. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    do some searches on pricing, how to price, lot pricing. Tons of stuff on here if you take a few looks.
     
  14. Snow Princess

    Snow Princess Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    wow how didyou get hooked up with CVS--I'd luv to snag some of them but having a hard time getting a contact. I have some experience with walgreens
     
  15. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    He didn't. He just hoping.
     
  16. Winter Warrior

    Winter Warrior Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 6

    Sorry I did not get back to you yesterday. I am trying to get in with them nothing is set in stone.
     
  17. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    If you want a CVS in NJ you'll be plowing for Lipinski. My advice is as follows. READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY, then think about their 45 day terms really meaning 75 days if there's one hiccup in the paperwork on their end or yours. You will be nagged to death by the stores wanting you to shovel the walks around the stores, it's not in the contract muni walks are, but not those around the building or in the lot. Do not overlook the rules about trigger depth, they mean 2" not 1.9, or how often you can salt.no more than 2x in 24 hours......even in an ice storm

    Long and short- Be careful. PM me if you need further information
     
  18. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Ed, I do 5 cvs stores for them. The paperwork sucks, but they are usually very good with the 45 days. Add to that if you work for cvs direct their terms are net 45 as well.
     
  19. bartolini

    bartolini Member
    Messages: 55

    Cvs ny

    Which national, if any got CVS NY. Campanelli lost this season. It's a shame, because they are a local family business that run a good, reliable, and sound business, Had to be an economic decision by CVS. We worked for them for about ten years. Most people don't stay married that long.
     
  20. ProEnterprises

    ProEnterprises Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 379

    I couldn't agree more. I sub for Campanelli in Ct and did a bunch of CVS's for them. They still have a sleepy's up here that they kept, so I have that still. I couldn't believe that Campanelli lost it. They are one of the best companies I have every worked for. Joe, Gary, and George are great guys, and I am sure you would say the same.

    I am interested to see who took it over. I hope its not a joke.