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pricing

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by fastxcr800, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. fastxcr800

    fastxcr800 Member
    Messages: 87

    i have a lawn care business and i'm justing getting into plowing this year. how do you price for residential and commerial lots/driveways??
     
  2. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    I'd first start by spending several hours reading the various posts. You'll find a lot of good info and many, many various approaches.

    Some take a per hour value to them then figure how long a lot would normally take. Per inch, difficulty level, high traffic area, salt, etc.
    Driveways are usually a per event or seasonal charge. Each is somewhat unique.

    If you have not plowed before ... you may want to sub-contract for your first year to figure this all out.
     
  3. MB3

    MB3 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I agree with Scott,

    Take some time and read the posts that are on here. The info is invaluable. I would also suggest if you have not done any plowing, i would work for someone else for a year or two, just to get a feel of what it is like to be out all night, dealing with the unknows that always come up at 4 am.