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How much to charge?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by redhenny16, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. redhenny16

    redhenny16 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I plow a private drive for a homeowners association. It's about 1/4 to 1/3 mile long two lane road with a turn around at the end. I charge $50 per push. Today I got a call from them wanting me to plow all the slush off of the road so that it doesn't freeze in a couple of days. I made a special trip home and put my plow on and went and cleared the road as requested, but it was only about 50% covered so I really only plowed about half of what I usually do. How much should I charge for this push? And is $50 per push a fair price? :help:
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I charge the same price for cleanups as I do for regular pushes.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,815

    another push another 50.00
  4. Mowey9

    Mowey9 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 93

    You only did half as much but you also had to make a special trip. I know a lot of guys add to the bill whenever there is a "special request trip" called in by the property owners. $50 is a very fair price for them. Just my 2 cents.
  5. plowman350

    plowman350 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    charge em!

    Yes, you should definitely charge them full price. I typically don't charge "extra trip" fees, because I'm getting paid in full whether I'm pushing 6" or just slush. The time you save is your bonus....just charge normal price.

    As far as price, that's a fair one....maybe even low. Not exactly where Stevensville is though, but for around here it could be boosted up about 20-30%. But, if you're getting paid full price for quick slush jobs, you're probably doing well.
  6. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I wouldn't charge extra for the extra trip, but that is just me. I leave my plow on all the time and am out almost every day plowing something so there is never really an "extra trip" for me. But definately charge full price for the work. When people argue with me about charging full price for half the work (which hardly ever happens) I just explain to them that the cost to me is sending a truck out there at all, regardless of what we actually do when we get there.
  7. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Charge them the full amount. I also think you are getting good pay for that account. Easy to do in less than 30 minutes. So that works out to $100 per hour. :drinkup: