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Need help on pricing this job PLZ HELP

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mikelandscaping, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I was offered a job today its a historic house. The driveway is estimated at 6000 sq feet 200 lenth 30 width (ESTIMATED GUESS). What would you guys charge for it?

    Mike's Landscaping
  2. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    $150 to $180 with out looking at it
  3. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I looked at it and its pretty long but i can do it im just trying to figure a price
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    If this is a straight driveway then what is so hard. 6-8 passes. Pushing straight in. 10-15 minutes tops. $60.00
  5. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Yeah I agree- if it's easy as in straight and long with no obsticles at the end or sides to contend with I would go $60-70.
    You add to the cost if your dealing with garages/coachouses, walls, hills, etc (obviously)

    BTW I charge per pass...
  6. Turfmower

    Turfmower Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    You can't give him a Canadian price for to a job in Connecticut. Prices are lot higher in the Tri State area. Our cost for insurance labor rent and other over head costs are much higher than you have up north.
  7. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    I was thinking 80.00 right off the bat if it was straight.(2"-6") I was kinda shocked about the first price thought I was lowballer for a second. Then I saw the other prices and I said thank goodness, I am not a lowballer.
  8. empire

    empire Member
    Messages: 35


    100.00 Ct price.
  9. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    $85.00 sounds very fair,for each time
  10. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Its in Rhode Islad just over the border of CT. Im thinking of going 85 or 100
  11. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192


    Why do you think my overhead is so low? My truck insurance is $1200 to $1400 per unit(Canadian) and my plowing insurance alone is $5100 (Canadian). If you can't do 3 or 4 of those places an hour and make $180 to $240 per hour(either currency) then I don't know what to say.
  12. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Gee, no wonder I have no shortage of customers- you guys charge too much- LOL
    Guess I could raise my rates after this season then.
  13. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    NO shortage of customers here !!!!! Our rates are competitive to most contractors around here. ( 100-150 per hour ) I have to turn customers away. Every snow storm our phones ring off the hook from other contractors needing our help..why ? Because they know they will get quality-ontime work. As for those contractors who charge "very" low prices just to get the job......Yes, their customers call too..looking for a "quality snow plowing contractor". Once I get a customer their always a customer.

    The foundation of any great company is rooted in its service.

    Treat every customer as if your world revolves around them..it does.
  14. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Why were you offered the job? Was the last guy too expensive? Did he do an unsatisfactory job? By "Historic House", do you mean that it is owned by a private person or is it owned by a government agency or town?

    I would say I agree with cet and that if it only takes 10 minutes to do $60 isn't too bad if it is a private person and they are paying cash. I wouldn't overprice the job if it is an easy push, remember the guy asked you for a quote and that means he isn't happy with who he has...