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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by redman6565, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    How many of you guys are pricing your lots out per an inch opposed to seasonal or per trip?
  2. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping Senior Member
    from Medford
    Messages: 105

    One of my hotels I plow is by the inch. I dont like it but hey it won me the bid and it is a good hunk of change. Forgot to mention, thats how they wanted it.
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    1 by the inch
    1 seasonal
    6 by the hour
    all the rest per push

    btw first year for seasonal and i think it's the best!!! they don't ***** about getting a big bill every month and they don't ***** about how much it cost to salt and I get paid every week weather i work or not....
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    oh i know, i'll be honest i think 14 are seasonal, 1 hourly, 10 per trips, but i wanted to see what you guys thought that were using the "per inch" scale, if you find it's more profitable, easier to track, etc.
  5. lawnwolf

    lawnwolf Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Charge by the inch!

    This lets my customers know exactly what it will cost them when they see it snowing outside.

    • 2-4 inches snowfall - $35.00 Normal Residential Drive (5-10 minutes plow time), No Obstacles, No Shoveling or salting, Low Traffic Street.
    • 5-7 inches snowfall - $52.50 (1.5 times normal rate.)
    • 8-10 inches snowfall - $70.00 (2 times normal rate.)
    • 11 inches or above (Hourly) $175.00
    Driveways range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes of plow time
    Sent out 20 contracts this season, all were accepted, no questions.