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% of income

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by dirtmandan2, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I'm wondering what the annual % of your income is plowing/salting/removal... For me it is aprox. 25%

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374


    had to put something here to fit 10 characters per reply
  3. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Typically 25%, but last season it was almost 50%. 100 inches in Milwaukee area last year.
  4. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    You guys got hammered last winter, we had aprox 80" and that was plenty for me.. I was darn near sick of it by the end of christmas...
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    Was 15% 2 years ago now over 30%.
  6. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    5 to 7 usually
  7. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    black irish... do you think its more of a headache now with all that equipment? reason I'm asking is that i'm running 4 trucks and trying to decide whether to call it good enough or buy more or possibly hire subs in the future...
  8. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    black irish. do you think its more of a headache now with all that equipment? reason I ask is that i'm running 4 trucks and trying to decide whether to call it good enough, buy more equipment or hire subs in the future...oops
  9. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I break out to about a 10% total for plowing, and salting. My main business is installing medical research equipment, so the snow removal is just to keep my guys busy during the winter, so I don't have to hire new guys each year.
  10. snowplowchick

    snowplowchick Senior Member
    Messages: 549

    More than 80% last year was plow income.

    Prior to that about 60% plow.

    This year 90%+ plow.

    Short term pain for long term gain (i.e. summer off at the cottage!)
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,515

    Snowplowing ~ 70%, it's a business not a hobby. I have a lot of fun with it and Love doing it.
  12. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Id say 50% of my business revenue comes from snow.
  13. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 888

    It can be a headache,lots to prep that's for sure. I'd buy bigger equipment and/or hire subs also. Finding exp. competent operators for my equipment sometimes a challenge.GL
  14. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,868

    I'll be getting closer to 50%.

    In the summer, my contracts are about $16,000 per month, this winter my contracts are right on, literally, $8,000 per month, with a handful of per times to cover fuel / wages per event.
  15. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    For me it is about 40%.
  16. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    In an Average year in NJ I should be at 30%.
    The last two years with almost no snow I was less than 10%. Last year 1 plowable event:eek:
  17. 70% of your annual revenue is from plowing and you're in Massachusetts? Wow, that's great. I didn't think it snowed enough here for someone to make a living on plowing alone.

    I don't know the percentage off the top of my head but plowing is an attempt to keep me and my truck busy in the winter when my towboats are out of the water and not working.
  18. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    My main business is own an auto/truck repair shop started doing snowplowing to make a few bucks on those snowy dead days at the shop started with one truck now im up to 5 trucks sanders etc .. Starting to become too much and not making as much profit as when i had one truck and less headaches.. but with the way the economy has been in my field in this area the last 3 winters have played a very large role in my income if i had to guess in numbers around 65-75 percent of my winter income is from snow removal but thats not including the cost to keep trucks and equipment on the road.When i was a 1 truck operation i wanted more trucks more accounts more equipment .. now i want less .. guess we are never happy lol
  19. timberseal

    timberseal Senior Member
    from 46385
    Messages: 247

    % doesn't really mean anything unfortunately. We just started plowing again to keep guys busy in the winter more than anything else so right now it's only a few accounts plus some residentials. 1% of what we do annually maybe :)
  20. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    50-75% it keeps me busy in the winter when im not working on the farm