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Pricing Help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Aura Lawns, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns Member
    from VA
    Messages: 68

    I have 2 driveways that take about 30 min each and I am charging $30 each plus salting. I am using a mower with a straight plow, do these prices seem reasonable?

    Thanks!

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  2. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Are you making money above your overhead?
     
  3. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    That sounds pretty cheap For something that takes 30 minutes to do one driveway. Most plow guys would charge at a minimum 35-40 for a 5 minute driveway. But using a mower you will be able to charge less but iI'd charge more than 30
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Doesn't matter how long it takes. It's worth a given amount per sq ft. It intakes him 30 minutes.Thats a dollar a minute. If I can do it in 5 with the truck and plow I run is it worth only $5? That's the idea of running equipment that's the most efficient for the job at hand.
     
  5. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Good point but sometimes you can't base it just off sq ft because some small lots can take a lot longer because they are more tedious
     
  6. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns Member
    from VA
    Messages: 68

    I am covering al of my costs and overhead the driveways are all 2 cars by 1 car in size and none of them are too steep. I should clarify they take approx 30 min now using my BR600 and a shovel i am purchasing a mower and using that to plow instead so time will decrease!
     
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    Don't forget the tire chains and weights :nod:
     
  8. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns Member
    from VA
    Messages: 68

    Way ahead of you:mechanic:
     
  9. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns Member
    from VA
    Messages: 68

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