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Per Event Pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by oman1999, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I don't know how many of you are on a per-event basis with your pricing but I'm no longer doing the per-push nightmare anymore. Seasonal contracts aren't really my cup of tea as I do a lot of smaller businesses and no HOA's.

    We split up commercial lots by the storm total. 1-5", 5-10" and 10"+

    One price per event regardless of trips. Got sick and tired of squabbles over how many times we were on the lot, or how to price out a quick clean-up trip, etc.

    Salting is done based on another formula.
     
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I do it that way and dont get any complaints. Its easier for everyone.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    As of now...I should have a mix of per event, per push, and hourly.
     
  4. aalandscape

    aalandscape Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    what is the formula on salting?
     
  5. snobama

    snobama Member
    Messages: 35

    wait until you have a 5.1" snowstorm... ha!
     
  6. AEI

    AEI Member
    Messages: 56

    If you charge right/enough anything works really! Elements of this business is far from stress free.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    a good balance of all types of accounts is really the key to making sure you make money in this buisness. that way, doesnt matter if its a dry year, or a blizzard you make money.

    the per event is good, i hope when you bid them that your actually figuring that more than half the time you will have to plow them 2-3 times
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    On my per-event...salting is a fixed extra charge per occurrence on top of total snowfall.