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I got my first commercial lot

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TonawandaNY, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. TonawandaNY

    TonawandaNY Senior Member
    Messages: 160

  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Congratulations!!!! I would have bid around $140 per time for plowing, if ur salting add another $40 or so.
     
  3. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    good luck this winter, congrats on the score.
     
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Congrats! Now head out there and get another one...
     
  5. Tiflawn

    Tiflawn Member
    Messages: 45

    Good luck this winter!:salute:
     
  6. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    UMMM when does salting only cost 40.00?
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I was wondering the same.
     
  8. WNYSeasonalSvs.

    WNYSeasonalSvs. Junior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 29

    Custom Carpets & Mattress Firm. Took care of a lot right by there a while back.
    The lot itself is going to be an easy push.
    Where are they allowing you to push the snow?
    The walks will be a PITA as 4 lanes of snow will be dumped on them by the DOT & the small median will fill up real quick.
    Watch out for cars cutting thru the plaza, especially 16yr old pizza delivery boys.:drinkup:
     
  9. snow tender

    snow tender Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    40 is low if your not buying salt in bulk its going to cost you $$$. Good luck its all part of the learning curve.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    $40 is low if you are buying in bulk. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Its would take no longer than about10-15 seconds to drive thru there salting/sanding....how much would you charge?
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    How much salt do you think you would use in that 10-15 seconds?
     
  13. TonawandaNY

    TonawandaNY Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    The guy that owns the place is a friend of a friend. I can put it on the lawn on sheridan drive and I can put it on the West side of the store in the alley between the 2 plaza's

    35 driveways and this place.
     
  14. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    To do the right salting job there I would say $100. And you are not making alot at that price. Dont forget on the just salting runs you still have to drive there and back.
     
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

  16. WNYSeasonalSvs.

    WNYSeasonalSvs. Junior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 29

    Great! Your going to need that alley w/ the way the highway will toss it on the lawn in a good storm. Just keep up with the walks, as refrozen road slush is nearly impossible to blow/shovel after a while & you'll be fine. Good luck!
     
  17. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    i would hope that when you salt, it takes you a little longer than 10-15 seconds, for the sake of your customers and their safety lol :drinkup:...as far as pricing goes, eh, if that price works for you, then go for it, seems a little low but who knows, different states, different specs and different conditions
     
  18. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    go get em big guy ! you gotta start somewhere . absorb as much info and criticism as possible .most pros learned here .your not the first and wont be the last ! you will find an abundance of info here . stay tough and do a SEARCH before asking !!!;)
     
  19. WNYSeasonalSvs.

    WNYSeasonalSvs. Junior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 29

    TonawandaNY. Don't give in & post your #'s.
    In all honesty, I'd be happy if no one posted their #'s here. Expenses as far as equipment / material / labor / maintenance costs, I'm all for. Above that keep to yourself.
    All that really matters is if everyone is in the black at the end of the season covering all their expenses and maintain (if not up) their standard of living costs w/o screwing anyone else over with intent.:drinkup:
     
  20. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Congrats

    Keep up the good work. One in the wagon, many ore draggin......

    All need now is snow. A little rain snow mix here today so they say! But we all know we can not count of weather people.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.