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Hourly rate

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by hawk29, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. hawk29

    hawk29 Junior Member
    from Sw ohio
    Messages: 29

    Bidding an apartment complex in dayton oh. I normally charge by lot but this one wants hourly what are most charging in this area? Does $85 sound to cheap?
  2. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Hey if you need a sub let me know i have one other big lot i am getting subbed for but could us one more!


    Englewood, Ohio
  3. arosewag

    arosewag Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Not sure about your area, but I was getting $85/hr as a sub in northern virginia, and was charging $125/hour for some commercial plowing on my own.
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    85 is not bad, but as a sub-contractor im getting more then that for my truck. Perhaps its just the going rate in your area!
  5. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    $85 per hour for the liability that goes along with an apartment complex?????????????????? I would say that is very low. You better pray no one slips and falls, or gets in an accident at that place with your name on the Snow & Ice Control. For $85 per hour, I would stay home.
  6. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    in my area, $70-$85 h/r seems the going rate, and i've been hearing locally that guys are raising their prices across the board.
  7. kah68

    kah68 Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    I am subbing for a local contractor and when I told him how much I wanted an hour compared to how much per event he took the per push price. If my guys know they are getting paid by the hour it will cost my contractor more. Efficiency is the key here, maybe you should explain it this way to your prospect.