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Help on Sub fee

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ChipsEarthWorks, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    I was just wondering how you guys figure out what you charge someone you sub for. See my friend got this stop&shop plowing account and he asked for my help he wants to know how much me and my truck are worth i was just wondering if there is any easy way to figure this out any help here would be great thanks.
     
  2. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    anyone there i need help on this issue i need to give him a answer soon :help: :help:
     
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Would you be happy with 60.00 hr.?

    I don't know the going rate where you are so use this as a guideline.
     
  4. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    bolts that sounds good but i not sure what the going rate is in my area either i just do not want to go to low then make no money, also do not want to go to high then he tells me to walk . on a diffrent note how do you like your pull plow i want to get one for my driveways that i do just not sure how well they work. thanks for the info though any bit helps :drinkup:
     
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Ask your friend what price he has in mind and go from there. You both have to agree anyway.

    Rear mount pull plow. I would not do driveways without it. Works grrrrrreat. Can do at least twice as many per hour with it.
     
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Get the phone book out and call some places listed as " snow removal " ask them what they pay sub contractors. If it is anything like this area they will try to sign you up to work for them. It will give you a good idea what to bill. Just watch what your plowing, it could end up having more travel time them plow time.
     
  7. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    The newspaper here advertises for subs at $45-55/hour.. Must have insurance and some even require wings..

    As for the back blade.. Man, I sure miss having one on my truck.. If we get enough snow, I'll look at putting one on.. They're even great for parking lots, basically anything you plow. A customer actually stopped me one morning to tell me how good the parking lots were compared to other lots.. The Daniels backbaldes I was using really did the job.. Like 3,000 pounds of down pressure.. Awesome.. well worth the bucks..
     
  8. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    In my area subs go for $45 - $60 per hour with insurance. In your area, I would guess $60 is the lower end. Ask your buddy, tell him you were thinking $65-70 per hour & see what he says.
     
  9. rmartin

    rmartin Member
    from mass
    Messages: 68

    $60 per hour-- minimun of 5 hours per storm.
     
  10. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 105

    My friend came back with a price I think it is way to low but hepl me out here. He said $35 an hour minum 3 hours or $40 an hour no minum. He also said he pay me a little extra for a sander, I think it is way to low but I am unsure so any help would be helpfull :help: