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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by norb5150, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. norb5150

    norb5150 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello everyone I'm Norb. I looked for an introduction thread could not find one so I figured this could be a good place to start. I'm not new to snow plowing however I am new to owning my own set-up. I worked for a couple landscape companies previously and during the winter months would plow mostly commercial lot's. I have a 07 Dodge 2500 5.7 and decided to put a plow on it. After some research and building a budget I settled on a SnowDogg HD75. I am going to be plowing a few commercial accounts for a friend who is in the business as well as pulling a few driveways and sidewalk maintenance. If this season works out with a little bit of profit, maybe I'll jump further into it. We will see as time rolls on. IMHO plowing snow here in Erie is tough because there is a lot of companies competing for a relatively small area. Hence why subbing sounds good to me.
     
  2. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Welcome to sight, be ready to laugh and maybe be laughed at.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    5150, someone call the popo.....

    :waving:

    Are you plowing for him as a employee or a subcontractor?
     
  4. norb5150

    norb5150 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    SnoFarmer, I'm plowing for him as an employee so to speak. We do not have any written agreement as to a contract to plow for him. Due to my full time job, I cannot do all the 3rd shift plowing he wants me to do to subcon so He's just paying me a fair hourly rate for a few of his smaller lots. Each one should take less then 30min w 2-5" snowfall. Then again, I drive a Dodge so add a few minutes to that:mechanic:
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    cool, so you will be listed on his Insurance, or will you be paying for you own insurance as a subcontractor, so to speak.

    (you will need commercial ins as a sub,with snowplowing listed on the INS papers.)

    Will you be doing enough work to pay for this?
     
  6. norb5150

    norb5150 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I'm listed on his to cover the commercial properties I will be plowing.