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OK, time to get a price check on one of my commercial lots..

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Buswell Forest, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I like to advise people on what their jobs are worth, so now you guys tell me what mine is worth. No pics, not going to play that game.

    .887 acres.

    Takes about 40 minutes if I plow 5" or less. (These clients like to "call" rather than set a trigger, and they usually call @ 4-5"...however, I do go plow if all we get is 2"..)

    Some gymnastics required, but that's why it takes 40 minutes with a 9'6" Fisher Xtreme V.

    Going on these specs, what should I be charging?

    How about sanding?
     
  2. skorum03

    skorum03 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,940

    $200 - $250 for plowing. Sanding I have no idea.


    YardBros Outdoors
    www.yardbros.com
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What is your hourly rate. Then charge them 3/4 of it and you got your price.
     
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Funny guy, Grandview. Can't answer a simple question without getting snarky?
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    5k plus salt price.2k for salt.How;s that smarty pants.
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    Your answer in the other thread. $80/hr $3700/season, puts you at 46 events. X $60 $2775. season

    If you're smart you have a 1hr min and are at $3700.. IDK...There're your prices.
     
  7. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Easy GV, I knew it was a poke at my "$100 / hour" rule of thumb, and I called you on it. That's all.
     
  8. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I charge $150 every time I drop the blade. and they are completely happy.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

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  10. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    In it for profit, not to break even. They have no issue, and I plow 3 commercials for them. $150, $170, $205.