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Price per push help (pictures)

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 02powerstroke, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    A friend of mine owns a restraunt and wants me to do the plowing of the parking lot.
    What would you charge per push judgeing by the pictures I dont want to screw him or my self by under or over charging. He wants it plowed at 3".


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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'd charge him 4 beers and soup for an appetizer a big steak and mashed potatoes and a after dinner drink. good price for both of you.
     
  3. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    we did trade food last year lol I need cash this year
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    $40.00 per push?
     
  5. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Thats such a cake walk, its not even funny. That would be a mint score, if it is close by to you. Besides the free food perks, I would shoot him $25 per 3" of snowfall. Its a commercial account, he will probably want a nice, clean, neat job. There is always a 6" minimum price everytime you go out.
    6" = $50
    9" = $75
    12" = $100
     
  6. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    That sounds way better than the money!
     
  7. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

  8. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    $40-$45. You know he's prob going to hook ya up with a bite to eat when you go there, or a beer or 4.
    Looks easy enough.
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    yea, $40 is a pretty good price
     
  10. oldetownlandsca

    oldetownlandsca Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    yea if he is a good friend charge him like you would a long drive way. and if it needs sand and salt just chage him for material for that that way you both make out but your not killing him with a aprice.
     
  11. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    $45.00 - $55.00 plus salt if required.
    Also, since you are doing it cheap, and even though it's a friend, have him sign a hold harmless in case someone slips and falls. Just my opinion. Friends become enemies very quickly when there is money invloved.:realmad:
     
  12. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Minimum $50.00 plus extra to treat, regardless of how easy...your equipment has a cost associated to your price. JMO
     
  13. SteveJ

    SteveJ Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    You guys are cheap.

    I do see a mercedes or audi wagon parked in the gravel, more than likely the owner.
    I wouldn't touch that lot for less than 75 per pop. Friend or no friend. And salting would be 75 per visit.

    He's got money, believe me. Don't let them sing you the song. Your trucks and equip weren't free.
     
  14. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 575

    He's right, way to cheap. On average you have to spend 40K for a good reliable snow truck and you guys would charge $40. My min for commercial is $125
     
  15. country_boy

    country_boy Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i would say about half of what your hour rate is. if 85 per hour charge him like 45. you will be done with that in like 10-15min
     
  16. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i would plow it for free and ask him if he would give me something to eat.
     
  17. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I was thinking $30 per push, better take another look at those pics...:dizzy:
     
  18. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    is $30/push worth risking the liability of a restaurant lot? (which i'm guessing serves alchohol)

    $125 minimum for commercials.
     
  19. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    We are all in business to make money! how would you feel, if your truck broke down on a $30 job to help a buddy? Sounds like he is more at risk making his customers walk threw 5" of snow, after a few cocktails :drinkup: :nono:
     
  20. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I guess the price really depends on what he will pay...
    Myself, have liability Insurance of 2 million so if anything happens my fault, your fault, it's covered...

    How's the $125 minimum price working ..? around here you would be out of business in 1 season..