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i need help plz

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by pure perfection, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. pure perfection

    pure perfection Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I was offered a position to plow 18096 sq ft. how much do i charge for a job this size. Someone plz help me. thx
     
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    What type of place is it.....Does it have alot of islands...Need more details
     
  3. TonawandaNY

    TonawandaNY Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    The easiest way to figure it out is take the time it will take you plow the lot times your hourly rate, times the average number of events you will have to plow and that will give you a seasonal rate.

    For per push, then take your hourly rate times the number of hours/minutes it will take you do the lot and that is your per push rate.

    If you do salting or any other services then add them onto that.

    I hope that helps.
     
  4. pure perfection

    pure perfection Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    nope no islands all the measurement are all lot would also like to know to know how much to charge for salt too
     
  5. pure perfection

    pure perfection Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i was mostly doing residential homes this is my first large project I was thinking 200. for salt & plow is that too low?
     
  6. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I need more details...Have you ever plowed before...Bulk salt or bagged salt..Is the lot wide open...
     
  7. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Its 18 thousand square feet right
     
  8. TonawandaNY

    TonawandaNY Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    What is to low for me maybe not the same for you because of your local market. Sorry bud, I cant answer that question. you need to find out from other locals in your area what the going rate is. Alot of the time that is like bobbing for apples. you try to do a little research and soon enough you will hit the mark with enough attempts.

    I was luck in that a friend taught me how to plow and in return for the ole "what would you charge" Q&A session, I tossed him a couple places that I knew were looking for bids.

    Steve
     
  9. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    That place will go for $150 to plow and salt...Most likely Less..Times are tough around here..You have guys plowing for nothing
     
  10. pure perfection

    pure perfection Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    bag salt & yes its 18000 square ft. yes this will be my first snow plow & the parking lot stucture is wide open i was thinking 200 per plow plus salt is that too low?
     
  11. pure perfection

    pure perfection Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    ok thanks for the info it was very helpful thanks again
     
  12. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Too High...Im thinking $150 tops....Unless no one else is bidding the lot...
     
  13. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    18k wide open should take you 15-20 minutes to push then about 4-5 bags of salt. you will be lucky to see 150 for that lot probably closer to 100.