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how do i get parking lots and landscaping

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by snowplowpro, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    i been plowing driveways and im sick of it
    i want parking lots how do i get them do i advertise or do i go knock on building doors what do i do and how do i bid by the hour or the job or inch please help
    and when should i start asking:mechanic::redbounce:cool:
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I thought since land was so scarce in those states that all by places like home depot had parking garges, or is tht just stanford?
     
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    If you really want to plow those big lots bad.....Try contacting USM United States Maintenance..They have a web site you can request info...Also Symboit,Dentco,..Most of the large lots are controlled by National Maintenance Companys.
     
  4. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    who are you, what have you done, and what do you have. dont take these on if you cant handle them twice over in equipment, know-how, people, and money. Dont expect to get paid upfront at all, most are on a 6 month'ish percentage breakdown. these place will gladly hire a "guy with a truck" believe me, should they? god no,,,will they?,,,,sure. make sure you DAMN well are ready to handle "mega lots",,,,and i mean DAMNNNN sure.
     
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    anyway, like Matson stated alot of the big box store are controled by national mang co..... be very careful with them. Just because you land the "big One" doesn't always mean you'll make $ at it... read their contracts very carefully and only YOU can decide if your willing to take the risk. You have to know your limitations and potential liabilities. What equipment do you have? will the lots require a loader with pusher? are your going to buy or lease? do you have a salter for these larger lots (and Im not talking about a tiny tailgate sander (no offense to anyone that has one). Where are you going to store your bulk salt? how are you going to load the bulk salt? please don't tell me your going to use bags..... YOU NEED TO HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPTMENT FOR THE JOBS YOUR BIDDING ON! Whats your back up plan when the BIG ONE hits? I'm not trying to discourage you but there is a ton of prep to get these larger lots.

    Start now and cold call (or face to face). Ask whoever is in charge of property mang if their accepting bids for snow removal for this upcoming winter season.

    HIH
    Mike
     
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I would suggest becoming a subcontractor for an experienced contractor for more learning experience.
     
  7. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    my driveways

    :gunsfiring:most of my driveways i got from my old boss he owns a landscaping company and when people call to have there driveways plowed he would give them my number

    i thinks thats better to subcontract for a bigger company at least you wont have to worry
    about the bidding they bid and pay you i thinks thats what im gonna do:jester:
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    This is good advice:nod:
     
  9. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    as long as it pushes snow who cares what it is payup:yow!::cool::salute:






    96 f250 7.6 western unimount
    95 f350 7.6 fisher minute mount
    05 f250 7.6 western ultramount
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  10. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    a prius with a cardboard box on the front of it pushes snow too.

    i cant come up with a more solid answer than what i posted yesterday, so feel free to re-read it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    A Jeep Liberty with a SnowBear and an F550 with a Blizzard 8611 both push snow........
     
  12. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Wow, I thought we've given pretty damn good advice... If your that sensitive, maybe your not ready for commercial accounts.
     
  13. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    big lots

    Even when you're ready ..... You ain't ready. Try starting with a bank or daycare center or Ins. office. It 's not as big a deal if you have mech. trouble when you're doing Res. work. If you don't cover the Comercial work on time you get replaced.
     
  14. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    ok thank you i will theres plenty of them by me in my area :laughing::laughing:prsport:drinkup:
     
  15. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    theres enough by my area hopefully to get some lots
    why so you could tell icey and he can make money off of lots threw my company:laughing::laughing::gunsfiring:
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    We should of asked what part of NJ you from. Because if it's outside Icey's area he may refer it to Timmy that's on PS.
     
  17. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    hey grandview were you from cause theres is a grandview company around the area were my friends from wondering if it was one of yours.:laughing::laughing::laughing:prsport
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes it is. I'm franchised all over the Northeast.
     
  19. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,050

    time to move on
     
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