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Hey Neige what's the deal with this guy?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    One step below lowballer- Noballer.
     
  3. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    YEA, u got that right!!! $200 per season on a driveway tells the whole story!

    Theres no possible way anyone can make money at that, they would break even on 6 events. :rolleyes:
     
  4. STRONGARM

    STRONGARM Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    WOW, Did you read the one comment about the customer that went back to his old contractor that told him this would happen. If he came back I would add a 10% stupid tax to his contract. I've never heard of it that bad around here.
     
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    who the hell would want to be out in conditions like that working? lol
     
  6. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Its probably that guy from Ottawa that had all his blowers repo'd last year....or was it the year before?

    Same MO, anyways.........
     
  7. woofbutt

    woofbutt Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Ouch $200/season. Glad im not competing with them! LOL
     
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    the worst part about this is alll those peopel left realiable contractors to go with a guy $40 cheaper....what does that say about loyalty....:rolleyes:
     
  9. jayman3

    jayman3 Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    There is a guy around here In Gatineau Quebec they start at 199 bucks for the season,they have got 16 new holland tractors this season,not even worth me doing my drive at that price.Makes a good Christmas present for the wife as my drive is always last:laughing:
     
  10. Kunker

    Kunker Member
    Messages: 96

    Why is $200 for the season lowballing? It isn't that far off what Neige charges...

     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    If each tractor does 150 drives and he gets an additional $70/drive that's an additional $10, 300/season, enough to pay for fuel and labour so yes I'd consider $200 lowballing.
     
  12. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    WOW, i hope this company gets its B@LLS nailed to the wall
     
  13. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    He was smart to change his name from lxsmxojfirh or whatever it was, but avalanche must have gotten snowed in. amazed at how many people commented. Im in st. louis an we get no snow and 200 is low unless it is a straight 1 shot drive no side walk. after 6/7 events im over. However I dont do seasonal but I know the few drives I have bring me more than that a year and they are pathetically small. I am underbid on most drives prob but dont like them. There is no loyalty but the is karma and these people r feeling it. Joe blow did a great job for 5 years but this foreigner is a little cheaper and said he will be available whenever I need him as I signed the check.
     
  14. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Sure has alot of similarities to it, doesn't it?
     
  15. D DeSantis

    D DeSantis Member
    Messages: 60

    Those guys charge way cheap I don't know how they do it......really sad actually because the prices in montreal are a little behind........but also garages have been fire bombed in that area in the past lol. Can't compete with the prices??? blow the competitors equipment up ahhhh montreal i love it here!!!
    -Dan
     
  16. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,311

    Is that the same guy that someone posted before? Last year or the year before? He came up with the same excuse of the tractors being broken.
     
  17. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Buyer beware Just tell them to wait the snow will melt. You hear it every year same story
     
  18. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Huh?

    I think Paul is around $300.. So..

    $300 x Qty 150 = $45'000. Driver makes what $7000 to $10'000?

    $45000 - $10'000 = $35'000 - $15'000 ( Tractor Rental) - $5000.00 (Fuel) = $10'000

    On 10 Tractors that's not bad $100'000.00

    But that's not including the snow blowers that go for $7000 a pop or the driveways signs at $5 a piece including the fiberglass pole.
     
  19. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I agree. This area of Ontario is cheap. The average going rate for a seasonal residential driveway is around $400.00 and for snowfall and drifting (that we get a tremendous amount of) it is extremely lowballed and then to not have service after 28cm (close enough to a foot in my world):realmad: It is complete B.S..

    Apparently Neiges operation is extremely efficient and profitable and still he deals with the lowballers by not dealing with them. I have yet to see anyone else here that can honestly say they can clear 60 driveways per hour during a storm without breaking a sweat. Too bad for the customers trying to save $14.00 a month.:laughing:
     
  20. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    i like the (presumeably) old farts comment of "lazy generation" because in his day people shoveled and mowed their own stuff... yeah, and in your day people only worked 9-5 and had the weekend off, now people are working multiple jobs, blah blah blah.