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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rcplowguy, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. rcplowguy

    rcplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hey guys what's the average amout fo money to pay subs.
    Me and my buddy work all day and if we get a call that cant wait and we have to call one of our buddies to plow a drive for us and I charge the custiomer $25 what amount of that is reasonable to give to the sub? Thanks for your input!
  2. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    To pay a professional who makes a living doing snow removal in the winter months a fair wage for a customer that you're plowing at hobby wages and kept him from getting?

    No less than twice what you get now- $50.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    I have a few friends in my area that I would help out and they would do the same for me. If they had to go out of there way to take care of some of my accounts I would pay them what I bill out for it. Now if they are a dedicated sub then they get what we agreed upon at the beginning of the season. I just think it is fair as you are asking him a favor. So if you get $25 for the drive I would give him $25 and if you get $50 then $50 it is. And maybe the first round of beers when you are out at the bar.
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Love it! Thumbs Up
  5. rcplowguy

    rcplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I feel the same way!

    Berkartsplow, thanks for your reply this is what we are currently doing and I feel much better that you feel the same, I think it's only fair! Thanks Again Rich

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    lol at $25 dollar driveways.
  7. rcplowguy

    rcplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Is that not enough?

    Is that not enough?
  8. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    I guess it depends on where you are, what the market is, and the size of the driveway.
    For that price, they gotta be friends that are close and quick, with no shoveling.
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Rcplowguy it totally depends on your area, and size of the driveway. Around her $25 a drive on a 2-4 inch trigger is decent money. A shoveling crew around her does 6-8 places a hour with 2 guys, and drive time, that includes walks, stairs, decks, etc.
  10. rcplowguy

    rcplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    buckwheat thanks

    Thanks for the input much appreceiated, $25/drive is reasonable around here.
  11. mcdevi90

    mcdevi90 Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 15

    i wouldnt go for 25
  12. rcplowguy

    rcplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    what do you charge

    what do you charge if $25 is to low?