1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Per sq ft

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by murraysnow, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. murraysnow

    murraysnow Junior Member
    from morton
    Messages: 20

    How much are some of you guys getting per sq ft for plowing for like a
    1" to 3"
    4" to 6"
    7" to 9"
    10" to 12"
    12" +
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    .001 sqft..
     
  3. lilpusher

    lilpusher Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 140

    Lowballer! :)

    You should be charging .001358 and then add .00432 per lineal ft of curb and multiply that by the number of entrances
     
  4. snow patrol

    snow patrol Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    Genius! I think I'm going to start using your formula...
     
  5. murraysnow

    murraysnow Junior Member
    from morton
    Messages: 20

    now is this just for 1 to 3?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Workout a per push price then divide it by that.
     
  7. murraysnow

    murraysnow Junior Member
    from morton
    Messages: 20

    ok so i worked on some stuff today I've done driveways and small commercial but this is a larger lot for us.

    Lot is 66,200 sq ft this is what i was thinking price wise
    1" to 3" $264
    3" to 6" $529
    6" to 9" $794
    9" to 12" $1059
    12" to 14" $1324
    14" to 16" $ 1588
    Per occurrence salting $331

    how do my prices look too high too low?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think you will be sitting on the sidelines.
     
  9. murraysnow

    murraysnow Junior Member
    from morton
    Messages: 20

    really that high? what would you think?
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Should not take more then 1.5 hrs to plow it without to many obstacles
     
  11. lilpusher

    lilpusher Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 140

    I am with GV shouldn't take but 1.5-2 hours depending on obstacles and if you can get that kind of money for that lot I would have you renegotiate my contracts. I can't see where your located (mobile) but you should figure your costs and go from there. A lot of our pricing is contingent on contract wording the more stringent their requests the higher the price. It's a PIA factor. Good luck hope it works out for you.
     
  12. buildinon

    buildinon Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    :laughing: Gotta love that factor payup It can ake the job worth it :D
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What's the multiplier on PITA?
     
  14. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    P = The size of the object doing the P
    I = location of A
    T = The owner of T
    A = This one is tricky, as it involves T. In order to get it correctly, you must find the circumference. So I would say A as 3.14xRadius squared.

    So PITA = (P+T+I)A. That's one big A!



    ...
     
  15. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    A lot of factors but around me that would be close but probably wouldn't get you the job...Higher on 1-3" and discounted a bit as you climb the ladder. Like $300, $475, $650, $825. Salting is probably pretty good. I would just do like $75 an inch after 12. Lots of islands, obstacles, 24hrs, zero tolerance, shoveling, etc. etc. will increase the price

    What do you bill for if you get 6"? Is it $529 or $794. I have learned to go 1-2.9, 3-5.9 and so on. You will be questioned on it at some point if you go the other way.
     
  16. murraysnow

    murraysnow Junior Member
    from morton
    Messages: 20

    thanks for the help this is what i have now came up with


    Salting per occurrence $180
    1" - 2.9" $162
    3" - 5.9" $394
    6" - 8.9" $548
    9" - 11.9" $786
    12" + $786 plus $70 per additional inch.