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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by nickmessina, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. nickmessina

    nickmessina Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am bidding on a strip mall parking lot ,home to grocery store and about 15 other small stores. I fiqured a price for 1-6 inchs . I plan to increase the price evrey two inchs ..6-8 8-10 but how much do i raise it ? is there a standard percent i can use to raise it . I know insurance time and fuel play a big part
    what happens if we get 30 inchs..

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    758 cat
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    I price it by the amount of time it takes to plow. If it takes twice as long to plow x amount of inches just plug in the numbers in. Every lot is different and some plow differently with greater snow depths. My depth's are .5 -3",3.1-6" etc. If you get 30" you're most likely going to plow it 4 or 5 times at the rates you have for that amount of snow. Maybe 4 times the 8" charge. Everyone seems to have a different view though.
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I've never found a % or "magic formula" to do this....and it work for every account. Each job is bid accordingly.

    But fwiw, I like increments like this -

    2in or less = $1
    2.1 - 4 = $2
    4.1 - 6 = $3
    6.1 - 8 = $4
    8.1 - 10 = $5
    10.1 or more = $6 + whatever other bracket equals total (ex. - 13in = $8)

    30in would be $16 ($6 + $5 + $5)
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What about a seasonal bid