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Does my estimate sound right? Plz Help....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ybnorml, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. ybnorml

    ybnorml Member
    Messages: 37

    I'm new this year and I have an estimate to give for an Advance Auto Parts store. It is in my town. The entire store needs plowing and salting. I measured it and the lot is about 7500 sq. ft. 3 places to pile snow. No real obstacles (just curbs of course). I was figuring $50 for 2"-6", $75 for 6"-9", and $100 9"-12".

    As for the salting. It looks like I can definitely do it with 100#'s of rock salt, and came up with $50 to salt (applied). What do you think? Am I in the "ball-park"? Any advice is appreciated!!!

    Thanks!!

    1996 F-250--8' Hiniker
     
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Sounds pretty close to me, without seeing it first hand.
     
  3. ALEX516

    ALEX516 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Pricing

    SOUNDS A TAD LOW TO ME, BASED ON WHAT I'VE MADE/ BEEN TOLD OTHERS CHARGE.

    DEF. LOW ON THE SALT END, JUST MY 2 CENTS THOUGH...

    nOT SURE HOW THE PA. MARKET IS FOR SNOW SERVICES...
     
  4. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    From others I have talked to, the PA is a bit lower than other areas, like my area (D.C. / Baltimore). I guess it depends on where in PA.
     
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I just bid an Advance Auto Parts. They just want plowing done. I do not bid by the square ft. I figure how long it will take me and apply my hourly rate. I figured it would take me 30 mins. tops. So I bid it at $75.00 and got it. :waving:
     
  6. ybnorml

    ybnorml Member
    Messages: 37

    Thanks for the replies. The way I came up with the salting price is I took how much salt it will take and times it by 4. The salt will cost me about $10 = $40. So I thought $50 sounded OK. Wow The Boss, I'm surprised they don't want salting done. They told me they need it salted always for there liability. Maybe I'll add a few more for salting. I know the manager there and he'll honestly tell me if it's high.

    Thanks again!!!!