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Res plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mmtwin, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    I was wondering if anyone had ideas for rates for res plowing. I've been plowing for 10 years now, but only municiple. Just moved to PA from NH. Been charging $40-$80 per push depending on the driveway size. Is this reasonable?
  2. snowservices

    snowservices Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Anything could be reasonable. It depends on your area, what your expenses are and what you want to amke for a profit
  3. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Not reasonable here but maybe there. Like Snowservices said.

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Wow! how big are the driveways you plow for $80.00? And what kind of equipment are you using? I usually start at $ 15.00; $ 20.00 for extras, and most driveways are about 300+ feet with turn around areas. Is that too cheap?
  5. snowservices

    snowservices Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    If your covering your expenses and happy with your profit, then your not to cheap.

    Residential pricing is a balance. Make yourself reasonable to the homeowner so he can justify paying you, yet covering your plow, maintenance, insurance, gas, time etc.

    I have driveways that range from $25.00 to $50.00 per push. That's competitive in my area and still allows me to make money.

    STRONGARM Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    That's not high, mine are almost the same, you have to make enough to make it worth your while!If you have a big group of them togrther (3 +) then you can lower it a bit(no travel time)