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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DCJ inc., Sep 29, 2008.

  1. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

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    above is an Vet office that im going to be bidding. Im looking for some input. it needs to be "kept open" and salted when they ask for it. my girlfriend works there so she got the owner to give me the bid from the other contractor. he bid it for $120. what do You fella think. Any words of wisdom. ussmileyflag
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    $150, You don't want to be a lowballer do you?

    You had an insider furnish you info that the normal person would not be privey to.
    some would say it is unethical.

    What if the tables were turned?

    Using insider info to get a bid by knowingly underbidding.

    Charge more, sell your outstanding service.
    Feel better about your self and your business and you will be making more $$

    ps you do have commercial INS, and an Ein as they will be 1099 you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    He bid $120 for last year. Fuel and operating costs have risen since then. I would definately charge more.
     
  4. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    He bid $120 for this year. His price also increases as the snow gets deeper. I noticed last winter that he only opened the site up. He didnt clean in up completely with every visit, and i heard alot of people complain about how he plowed. So, i figured that i would plow it for $150.00 per visit up to 8 inches and also agree to plow the site as completely as possible with every visit. let me know what you think.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I think you are too low if you are going to clean the whole lot. JMO
     
  6. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    so then what do u think a fair price would be for clearing the whole lot completely. And how do u think i can sell them at a higher price. the company that has been doing this lot has done it for years. any advice.
     
  7. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I sent you a PM