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need help with larger lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by tkrepairs, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    well, the lot is larger to me, anyway lol.

    it's about 600 feet long. along the entrance there are large rocks spaced apart just enough to be able to put snow between them. the first lot to the left is visitor parking, and the owner doesn't care if he loses a couple spaces there. i can put some snow in the tenant parking area, but would prefer not to. there is plenty of room for snow at the end of the lot.

    any place i have a green circle is ok to put snow.

    i would get maybe an hours worth of plowing here? maybe more? sand is not needed. owner says if tenants dont come out to move their cars, BURY THEM!!! and they'll be sure to move next time. haha i love it!

    so what do you guys think? thanks!

    payup payup payup

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  2. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    What type of help are you looking for? Time, price
    Time I would say no longer that 1 hour:):)
     
  3. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    ya i probably should have mentioned what i was looking for.

    looking for a time estimate and pricing. thanks!
     
  4. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Season or per push?
     
  5. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    per push, per season is too risky for me at this point, especially after last years snowfall here.
     
  6. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    around here $300-$350 no sidewalks
     
  7. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    i'm getting $80 for this lot per storm as of last year. no business there now, just needs to be plowed for town fire purposes, so i plow once after the storm is done. took maybe 45minutes at the beginning of the season, and towards the end after it shrunk due to amount of snow i was down to about a half hour, and felt i could charge the guy more for it. he was quick to jump on my $80

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  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Keep in mind that would be in Coldwater,MI I have no idea what you guys would get there!
     
  9. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    $150-$200 here
     
  10. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    i wish it was like that around here! payup i was thinking about $180 or so, maybe $200 for any hassle with stupid tenants. i try to be as efficient as i can (who doesn't?) and make as few passes as possible. obviously the first storm or two will be the learning curve, then after that it's go time. i appreciate your input :drinkup: i'll keep those numbers in mind and try to push a little more towards that!
     
  11. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    even though it's not the whole lot? just the area next to the building? that would be like $400 per hour! :bluebounc
     
  12. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    I did not look at your markings!!!!! sorry!
    $80-90 sounds about right!
     
  13. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465


    Like I said, every market is different, prices vary drastically form city to city, let alone state to state. It all depends on what your area will tolerate (rich vs. poor vs. middle class), and lowballers in the area that will plow any drive or lot for $20.00 can have a huge impact on what people are willing to pay, regardless of how good your service is. Last winter all but eliminated the lowballers from are area, as most of them bit off more than they could chew in the effort to grab all the $ they could. Many homes and businesses WAITED because some over zealous plow jockey promised but could not deliver!!!!.:):)