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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by harts, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. harts

    harts Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    could someone explain to me $$$ per push, I m new to this and i m trying to figure out a price list.
     
  2. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    Things I use to determine my price per push are distance to get to the site, time spent on sight, and complexity of the push (call it the BS factor). then you gotta figure your cost per push. Different areas have different prices according to all the guys on this forum. I look at about $120/hr doing residential.
     
  3. harts

    harts Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    thanks for the reply, when you say that you charge $120/hr for residential hows does this work out for you when the lot only takes 20 min for example, do you go back two other times to make up your the hour or do you just use the $120/hr as a guideline and charge accordingly. I am used to monthly contracts with a flat monthly rate for residential contracts but iam looking for a more accurate way to price my service.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If your plowing a driveway and you show up and plow it ,that a per push. Same for parking lots plow it out once that's a per push.
     
  5. palmtree907

    palmtree907 Member
    Messages: 69

    I try to base my business on making that much per hour at a minimum. If a single lot is going to take exactly one hour, I am going to make a minimum of $120, I still have my BS factor to figure in etc. My minimum charge is $23.00. That is a driveway that holds approx. 2 cars and is in my target area. If they are outside my area, and the drive time is longer, the price goes up. not every drive is the minimum, and yes, I can fit about 6 in one hour if all goes well. Each year my route changes, and of course, the on demand calls change things up too, but it works. In 5 seasons, I paid for one Blizzard plow and 1 and a half trucks. This year I'm starting fresh. new truck, new plow. So we'll see.