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Possible 100+ Resi. in the palm of my hand !

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Bolt-1, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I will elaborate on this after the hunny do list is done today...
     
  2. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    It started about 11 yrs ago. Through Craigslist. A local "Company"(Landscape Construction) himself and a relative was looking for some help with their plowing routes. I've been in Commercial construction for many years. Made contact, had a little talk, agreed on the terms and a relationship was formed. We have become good Friends over the years. Over the years we have helped each other out many times (pro bono) Now my friend has grown his business exponentially as time has gone by. And I'm very proud of him! To the point he is considering giving up his Resi. accounts. All 112 of them. He is considering giving them to me. We have talked briefly about this and have set up a meeting to discuss this in length. I on the other hand currently have a full time job. Which I do very well and am paid as such. I have the resources to take on this endeavor, and yes that includes cash on hand to carry this for what i believe to be at least 60 days during the plowing season. Equip. I currently have are two trucks seen in my sig. Obviously that's not going to cut it for this amount of work. I realize that . As far as the business side i have no problem with that right now. The wife is actually looking forward to this. Not only that, she is capable of making excel beg for mercy. Insurance, taxes billing, overhead, will be a breeze for her.

    More to come....
     
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 956

    Why can't 2 trucks do the route are they not close
     
  4. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    That is kind of my thought as well. Maybe get a third truck going, and have another beater for a backup. That would seem to cover it. I would have a hard time sending out one truck to do 25 driveways, unless they are really spaced out.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    I sure hope there's more to the story. I could do 100 drives that are relatively close together in a couple three hours.

    IF they were close together, and 2 wide, 60' long, it would take around an hour and a half.
     
  6. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I'll start with me. I live on the end of a 600' + private road. My GMC will be dedicated to this and any 911 calls from customers. Don't forget I have a full time job. I plan on doing this with 3 trucks. My second (a close friend will drive this, someone I can trust)and two others. Which I will sub.

    Some are as small as 2 wide by 2 deep. Several are over a mile long. Case in point, A road to a farm I do. He has the equip. to do the job. But he is an older gentelman and his damn kids are to busy with "LIFE" to help him out.

    Unfortunately they are not..


    The town I live in encompasses 36 sq. mi. these accounts stretch to all four corners of it. With only a pop. of about 17,000. About 1/2 mile around "MAIN ST" is where 75% of people live. The rest are, you guessed it S P R E A D O U T !! 95% of these accounts are outside main st.
     
  7. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Sorry Mark Oomkes
    This should have been in my answer.

    "As could I. But this is not the case. Although I've only been at it for about 10 years. I'm not the best but I'm proficient and learning every time I go out."

    Somehow i messed up the multi quote in my replies
     
  8. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 125

    lol your clearly blowing smoke, 100 driveways in a hour and a half? Good luck bud you must be making some serious cash ha
     
  9. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 125

    What is that come out to about 45 seconds a driveway
     
  10. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Subscribed !!!
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,507

    U been using the stopwatch on the videos again?
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Why do you find it so hard to believe? If they're very close and all the same length and width, it is very possible. You just have to have the right equipment, which apparently you don't.
     
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Very boring.:cry:
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    Smoker Blower.......Here I am showing doing a driveway in 45seconds can be done with the proper equipment and I get Smoke Blower..... Pffttttt
     
  17. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,050

    ok fellas, let's try to stay on topic

    thanks :waving:
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Oops, sorry, I meant to say SNOW blower.
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    Thank you....It takes a big man to admit an error, even a bigger one to admit it to me.....:laughing:

    Inverted Snow Blowers are the cats meow for banging out driveways, 45dwys / hr X $30.00ea = $1350.00 in billing an hour. payup
    To bad you'd have to be in a urban area to get the most out of them.
     
  20. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
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    Messages: 125

    Ok What do you mean by the right equipment?? That Tractor with a snowblower, maybe if they were all in a row you could get 40-50 done in a hour. First of all your never going to have 100 driveways that are the same length on resi driveways. YA MAYBE A CONDO COMPLEX they will be the same. Secondly your going to have different **** in the way everytime you plow, places to push snow, parked cars etc. 3rd how long are you thinking these driveways would be.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015