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New to plowing question about Bank parking lot

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by AzonPM, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. AzonPM

    AzonPM Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi everyone!

    I am brand new to plowing this season and was contacted today about plowing 7 local bank parking lots. I have no clue about how to quote it or if I should even take it since I would need to buy a second truck ASAP.

    Any advice?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2005
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I wouldn't buy a truck that needs to be financed unless you can make enough money to keep it busy year round. Look for two old 82-87 Chevy 3/4 tons, prferably that weren't plow trucks before. You should be able to gret 2 nice ones for $5000.

    Secondly why is this bank not under contract already, somthing doesn't sound right, find out who did them before. Ask why they aren't doing em now.
  3. AzonPM

    AzonPM Junior Member
    Messages: 14


    I was puzzled too, when the lady called she said can you plow a couple places, I said sure and she emailed me the addresses. I assumed they were bank owned properties since we are a property management company but when I read the addresses and contract they were bank locations.

    I wonder too what happened to the other person???? We have had 3 plowable storms already.
  4. drmiller100

    drmiller100 Senior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 119

    the other guy didn't get it done.
  5. AzonPM

    AzonPM Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Thats what I assume

    It's a new contract, and that are a lot of stipulations. They can fine you if you don't provide the proper services. I guess some people are not interested in that type of work.

    For the money they are paying I am ALL for it.
  6. GSE

    GSE Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Good luck with it! Sounds like you might have found a cash cow, errr, I mean good customer! payup
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't want to get into a shouting match with anyone but back in Nov. you said you do snowplowing for your customers if you couldn't find anybody that would sub. for you. Now in this post you don't know how to price a job. So how would you know if I gave you a good price or not?