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Help bidding two driveways

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by kriz2ooo, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. kriz2ooo

    kriz2ooo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    Hey guys,

    I have two driveways to price the top one and the bottom. Plenty of places to put the snow.

    Where would you guys price each seperately at?

    Snow plowing diagram.jpg
     
  2. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    treefiddy each
     
  3. kriz2ooo

    kriz2ooo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    do you have an actual suggestion?
     
  4. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    no. i am of no use to society.

    its a small pic. if it is just a normal sized drive with a turnaround, here i would probably charge 35-45 each
     
  5. kriz2ooo

    kriz2ooo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    Ok thanks. They are a pretty good size, the picture doesnt really help that. I was thinking $80 for the top and $70 or so for the bottom drive.
     
  6. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    I don't think I'd say those numbers, Id go with 40 each, especially because they are right next to each other, if you get both of them at a good price, you have good odds of picking up the other neighbors on the street, as now you will have 2 sets of the jones, telling their neighbors, how good of a deal they got, when in turn you are the one making out on the winning end, getting a bunch of jobs right next to each other, and as we all know that spells efficiency which means money.

    The wrap arounds speed things up even more, pick up 8 more on the same street, and you're looking at 400 a pop within 200 yards of each other, can't go wrong. There is some flexibility to up those numbers if you're in select area's of CT, where rich folk really don't know any better, and you have more of an ability to sell yourself to them, not just sell a figure.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    550.00 each for the season.
     
  8. kriz2ooo

    kriz2ooo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    Thanks Chris and Grandview.

    I see what you are saying about getting these two for a low rate then upselling to the neighbors. I understand that concept and use it. For this area people are more concerned about who is servicing rather than price. I think you nailed it Grandview at $550.00/ seson each. Thats about where I figured it to be.
     
  9. aloe

    aloe Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 285

    does that figure include salt??
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No salt or shoveling. Plow and go.
     
  11. aloe

    aloe Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 285

    would you ever include salt in a seasonal price?? If so, how would you estimate it?
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    At most a bag a salt each time. But then you need to charge more to just go back to put down salt if it didn't snow enough.
     
  13. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    I would be at $40.00 per plow....but G/V is in the ballpark for seasonal.
     
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,911

    It appears that $50 is the magical number for driveways these days.....

    Anything higher, and it gets shot down... Sign of the economy, I guess.
     
  15. somervillelawn

    somervillelawn Member
    Messages: 61

    I'd bid those at $40.00 each. Those should be pretty easy plows. $80.00 in 20-25 minutes.
     
  16. kriz2ooo

    kriz2ooo Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 15

    These drives are in a pretty affluent part of town. There is some hand shoveling that has to be done (in front of garages, around cars, and front steps I' am likely to get around $75.00 each per push if I upsell my services well.
     
  17. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Well sounds like you answered your own question, let us know if you get them
     
  18. AaronJL

    AaronJL Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Would that be $550 for unlimited trips? or is there a point where you start charging per push?
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    One or another. I go unlimited plowing with I go out once of 50 times same price.
     
  20. Ryank

    Ryank Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    i would price them at 40 dollars 1-6" then 60 for anything over 6" and considering they are right next to each other you will do each of them by yourself in 10 mins maybe faster depending on how quick you shovel or snow blow. then 80 dollars in 20 mins sounds pretty good to me....i try to stay on track to get 130-140hr, with no sanding or salting and no helper, just 1 truck, i do the shoveling or snow blowing, and i hustle. just me my f350 and an 8ft plow, and a 2 stroke single stage snow blower, maybe that's a low rate for ct, idk, this is my second year plowing on my own. i'm not against making more money by any means i'm just new to pricing driveways, but i seem to get 98% of the driveways i look at. so either i am pricing them too low, or i make a great first impression....