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Lowballer steals PITA customer

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Green Feet, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Green Feet

    Green Feet Member
    Messages: 44

    I have had a customer that constantly calls and wants me to wait while they move cars. Well they called and had someone give them a price of $150 including tax for unlimited trips. They said that if I could match it, they would stay with me. I told them good luck with their new snow plow. Good luck with them Brickler from Hilton. lmao:laughing:
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    The Bricklers won't wait for them, they've been in this business forever, I'm pretty sure there dad & uncle started years ago, I believe there is now 3rd generation plowing. I know they can be cheap they've beat us out on Lakshore Fire Districts stuff a couple times, they must make there money somewhere though....they're still around.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  3. G-chop

    G-chop Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    $150 for anything is ridiculous!
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Our residental market runs from $ 145-225 for the entire season (avg 22 trips). However if done correctly the margins can be 4 (or more) times the commercial market here.
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    OUCH! And I though my market was bad!
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    At that price, you'd make more working at MickyD's flipping burgers.
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Send them both a "Thank You" card.
  8. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I just talked to a friend that does more residentials than I do, last season he averaged $ 130/hr on his residentials. Commercial pricing I have heard anywhere from $ 45-85/hr. We do average a good bit of hours though.
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Dang. MickeyD must really pay well out there then. payup