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driveway pricing feed backs

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Tim C, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Tim C

    Tim C Member
    Messages: 70

    I am interested to see if my pricing is fair. I plow plow west of Boston, I have 40 driveways price ranges from 26-100 $$ per push, by the inch. 1-4"= 1 push, 5-8"= 1 1/2 push, 9-12"= 2 push. This is reg. snow. Heavy snow 1-4"=1 push, 5-8"= 2pushes, 9-12"= 3 pushes. My blizzard claus is Reg. snow 13-16"=3 push, 16-20"= 3 1/2 push. Heavy snow is 13-16"=4 pushes, 16-20"=5 pushes.

    I hope this is not to confussing it worked well last season wiyh only 2 complaints that were not to bad. Any feed back or suggestions would be agreat help. I do not want to plow for nothing, guys around here give it away.I.E 20-25" wegot last seaon one guy only charged 2 pushes, I can not compete with that and make money. :gunsfiring:

    Hope to hear from you guy's soon Thanx Tim C :waving: :drinkup:
  2. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I've been pricing at a flat rate for the first 12" per storm, and 1/2 rate for every 6 inches after that per storm or "event". Worked weel, made plenty of monye and no complaints.
  3. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I think customers probably want the easiest pricng plan available.

    There was a reply to a thread about how well flat rates work-- essentially paying more for lower volumes but averaging out over the winter.

    Personally, I think your pricing is OK, but also, as you said, I find it confusing.

    Its always hard and if your near Boston you got whacked last year with a load of major storms. That makes it difficult for you and the customer. With energy prices wre they are right now, people are gonna think hard about costs this winter.

    I think bgingras has a decent plan and it's easy to remember by the customer.

    I believe the oil companies get a lot of business with their pre-pay accounts and pricing plans. This makes it easy for the customers--people are about easy nowadays. They're also about cheap!