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how much $$ to charge

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MACDADDY0401, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. MACDADDY0401

    MACDADDY0401 Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 25

    hi guys, im kinda a greenhorn on plowing, ive plowed residential drives for the past couple years - but with the storms coming in this weekend, its looking like the folks that i just plowed tonight for 15.00 -20.00 a pop,,,,well they will probably need it again tomorrow night,,and again saturday...
    so i dont feel that i should hit them up with another 15-20 dollars again each time-any advice, or rule of thumb -
    thanks !!
  2. Ian

    Ian Member
    Messages: 96


    YES. Charge them for each visit. Also your price would be under what I would set. Don't sell yourself short. Truck, plow, fuel, time, maintenance, liability, insurance payment (I'll assume you have insurance that covers plowing). It all adds up.

    I charge 35 for any driveway, long, short, wide or skinny. If I feel generous, maybe 25.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Why not? You're plowing twice - two different storms. If you go to a restaurant and eat two nights in a row, do you get charged less the second night? Or is the second night free?
  4. MACDADDY0401

    MACDADDY0401 Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 25

    right on!! - thanks guys !!!!,looks like it still coming down outside- so i will hit them again tomorrow ,and then the "big" storm is suppose to hit friday nite and saturday with another 12" possible
  5. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Great line Mick!