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Little Help for the rookie

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by flyers1, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. flyers1

    flyers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Been in the landscaping and junk removal business for the last 12 years. Going to start getting into snow removal. My clients are condos, town homes, retail stores, restaurants, medical buildings, schools, churches ect ect.

    Can someone tell me what top 5/8 questions I would ask if I wanted to bid on there business.

    Thanks so much.
  2. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    What do you have for equipment
  3. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    How much and what kind of insurance to provide.


    Seasonal or per push.

    On site snow storage, or removal?

    Peak hours?

    Salt, sand, salt/sand mix, or another form of ice control?


    Preferred payment schedule?

    Complaints about past service?
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

    How much experience do you have in the snow removal business?
  5. flyers1

    flyers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    The crew members that are working for me have been doing it for awhile now. I would say about 10 years.
  6. flyers1

    flyers1 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thats a good start. Thanks much! Really appreciate it.

  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,389

    Do you have money?

    Can I do a credit check?

    Net 30 or 120?

    What didn't you like about last contractors

    Open weekends?

    are you a emergency provider?