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Help Apartment Lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by tyelow, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I have still been working on getting accounts for this winter, surprisingly I am still getting quite a few calls, mainly residential. Although today I got an email for a price to do a lot at a smaller apartment complex and I have no clue what to charge. smaller single car drives are about $35 around here, drives to 2-3 car garage are $50-60 in the area. I really need to learn how to price out lots and I have not caught on quite yet....

    Any help is appreciated.

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  2. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    the problem is where can you put the snow?
     
  3. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Bottom right and top right of the photo has 2 parking slots. it could be pushed into the grass on each side. some will make its way to the grass by the road.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Me. 2k for the season plus a 100.00 bill if they call to clean out any spots after I'm done.
     
  5. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    How are you figuring that?
     
  6. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    The only way you will efficiently plow that lot is with no cars. I would stipulate that the bottom 2 spaces be orange coned off when snow is projected. $125 push and would include 1 return trip. $50 for salt, which is my min charge. Walks and steps extra. Would also suggest a wing plow.
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,002

    id be at $110 per push and $3000 for seasonal
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    We looking at the same lot? No more then 15 minutes to plow it.
     
  9. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    What is an average for sidewalk clearing. There is about 350-400ft on the property.
     
  10. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    The owner just told me that he paid $40 last year......ha
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I can see that isn't very big but I might be little higher at 50-55 per visit + walks
    If its on my route if its out the way might be little more

    Good luck with it
     
  12. tyelow

    tyelow Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for the input. I definitely have a lot to learn.
     
  13. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 291

    If he paid $40 last year, why is he calling you??? If "drives to 2-3 car garage are $50-60 in the area", that gives you a pricing starting point.
     
  14. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,612

    He is probably calling around because last year he got what he paid for, a crappy job for $40.
     
  15. gardnerll

    gardnerll Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I plow 2 apartment complexes both are much bigger based on what I have experienced you should charge for every service separately. Plowing main drive, Returning to plow spots, walkway clearing, salt for drive, ice melt for walks.

    The worst part is returning to plow spots it is time consuming and there are always people who wont move their car when you are there. Or they come out after you are all done clean off their car all over the spot next to them then move their car, probably right in front of the pile you have been pushing snow to. I'm not bitter just passing along what I have been part of :)

    mike