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How much to charge?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 96f250, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. 96f250

    96f250 Member
    Messages: 31

    Yesterday i got a new account in my town its 2 50yardx25yards lots and a 10yardx20yard lot in the back of the buliding. What would be a god price to charge him ??
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Figure out about how much time it will take and go from there. Around here the hourly rate is around $75.
     
  3. 96f250

    96f250 Member
    Messages: 31

    It takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the snow fall i charge the guy 150$ yesterday for 4 inches should i stay with that price
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If he didn't complain about the price and was happy with your work then leave the price alone. payup
     
  5. abronko

    abronko Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 6

    I've got it down to where my hourly rate is $100 an hr. per truck. For my accounts I use two trucks with two guys in each truck. As long as i make $100 an hr per truck, I"m making a profit. I estimate the total time (travel, and actual plow time) it will take per account and i base my estimates off that. Sand & Salt application is a whole other charge since I pay $48.50 per ton of Sand Salt mix and thats not even delivered! We also put a truck with a sander on the town at $65 an hr.