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First year off on my own...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by alexduta, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. alexduta

    alexduta Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hi guys! I'm new to this, so I hope I posted in the right spot.

    After working one winter for someone else, I've decided to take snow removal into my own hands. Have about 30 residential accounts thus far, however I have enough resources to do a lot more.

    I'm running into the pricing issue. I need help so I'm not just balparking everything... How do you guys do the pricing? Commercial? Residential? Seasonal? Per push?

    Please help me out! :)
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,739

    One season and your ready to go it alone.

    Back up.plans? Back up.vehicle(s). Insurance?
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733

    To reiterate Dieselss questions you need to have a back up plan/rig and have you priced a G/L policy. I would suggest to have coverage for no less than $2M.

    Have you any idea of what your operating cost will be, don't just figure on fuel and insurance. Once you've figure this out you'll have an idea of how much you need to charge to cover cost.

    What do you have for a truck and plow?

    Rates/prices vary from area to area, not knowing where you are you're going to get answers all over the chart.

    Resi's seem to be more consistent when it comes to pricing, typically they look to the contractor to determine what level of service which drives the cost.
    Commercial can be more complicated depending on what type of commercial property it is.

    Seasonal, per push and triggers are something the customer typically choose or request.

    Once you get this information to share you'll still get prices all over the place due to each individuals operating cost equipment used.
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Gotta love Plowsite in the summer.
  5. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    LMAO !!!:laughing:
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If this was lawn site he would be asking what plow to put on his bike :D
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,416