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parking lot bids

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JTS Landscaping, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. JTS Landscaping

    JTS Landscaping Member
    Messages: 53

    i am going to bid on a couple township building 2 firestations,and township office was wondering how you would figure out how much. it will take around 4hrs to plow and do the sidewalks.
     
  2. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Figure out how long it will take you to complete the jobs. (travel time & work time) Figure out how much you want & need to make per hour. Multiply these together and you have your price. It is really simple. Don't forget you have to be a little cheaper than the other guy and provide better service or just provide a better service than he does at the same price. BOAST
     
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    JTS
    Over here in Waterford Mi north of detroit and Pontiac,I sharge 100.00 per hour. I look over the lots and figure out how long it will take to plow. There you have it,now the sidewalk and salting are added in on top of the cost bof plowing.

    Regards Mike
     
  4. mo snowboy

    mo snowboy Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Bidding

    We usually try and get a minimum of $95 per hour but you need to make sure you factor in travel time. If you are in a congested area, the drive times can really add up because of how bogged down everything starts getting at about 5am.
     
  5. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Make sure you bid on an hourly or per push basis, not per storm as the fire stations may be expected to be cleaned several times during a storm...