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Price per spot??????

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by kegz_lawn, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. kegz_lawn

    kegz_lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Ok, we are looking to get some bigger commercial accounts this year... We have been told that most places with parking lots to price per spot...

    So our church has about 145 parking spots.... So lets say $1 per spot, thats $145...

    So what do you charge per spot?
     
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Carlito

    Carlito Member
    Messages: 39

    I'd be interested to know as well.
     
  4. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    We don't charge per spot and never heard of this!
     
  5. Carlito

    Carlito Member
    Messages: 39

    Mullis,
    What procedure do you go through when pricing a lot?
    (measure the property,look for obstacles, areas to pile snow etc)
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2009
  6. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Me too, we have been told this by a VERY VERY successful biz (family friends).. But we have never done this...

    Me either, thats why i made the thread

    Thats what we would usualy do, but "Me too, we have been told this by a VERY VERY successful biz (family friends).."


    FYI, i am kegz_lawn, i just got my account re activated...
     
  7. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Why don't you ask the very very successful biz (family friends)? Being friends and all they will give you the price per parking space answer! We do acreage on the larger properties it give you the total area to be plowed as parking spaces don't, you know: common roads, drive lanes, entry roads, etc...smaller ones you can do different ways too....parking spaces might work if your only plowing parking spaces!
     
  8. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Never heard of pricing by the parking space.

    I have a 4 acre trucking yard that has parking spaces for about 30 employees, I wonder how that would work. :confused:

    Bossman
     
  9. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Well, the guys dad dose all of the bidding, and handles the money... They just plow...

    Well, thats diffrent, this method is for parking lots... Stuff like stores, churches, stuff like that...
     
  10. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Never bid this way myself but know others who have.Our City's public parking lots are bid this way 41 lots and 2041 parking spaces and the winning bid came in at $1.60 per space

    That tender is bid by taking the size of the lots and finding how long it takes to plow it then the cost to you to plow it each storm then divide by the number of spaces.If they want salt I'd give that as a seperate bid
     
  11. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Like doing square footage of the lot or street and dividing the "spot" or space.
     
  12. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Maybe dad is smart like most business men and he doesn't bid by the parking place and he has his own secret??
     
  13. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Click on the little white arrow in the little blue box in my sig. Read the whole thing. It may be dated and yet still relevant. No one can tell you what to price yourself at. I'm in Ontario and worked in many different locations in Ontario. The rates vary substantially from as little as 20 miles away. If you can't do the math per square footage/(or meter). and divide it for parking space or spot I believe you are in a world of trouble. Submit your bid or quote the way the customer request it. Don't deviate from your own successful method of bidding.
     
  14. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Also to add to what Bajak said don't leave anything on the table with the customer because if you get a hard winter say like last year your screwed

    Do the math figure out what you need to make a profit and pay for everything and go from there

    Good luck