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seasonal rate

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by turftamer, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. turftamer

    turftamer Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    i have a driveway i will plow at 50per push, the owner changed there mind and they want a seasonal rate now,,,,,,,,please help what should i charge them,,,thanks for your help ,
     
  2. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    How many times did you push the last year or two?Maybe take an average and add a few??
    I've had clients ask the same and we just don't get the consistant snow like up north around the lakes to do seasonal. I haven't been in the business long enough, but looking forward to hearing what the pros sayxysport
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Do you have any historical data - Like how much snow your area averages per season or how may times it snows? What level of service do they want - Like push at your discretion or every 3-4 inches? What is the trigger? Do they want any ice treatment or sanding/salting? Do they expect you to come back at the end of the storm to "clean up"?
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Well, I just looked up one of those and Cortland averages 88.1" of snow over the past 30 years. So, if I can assume you will just push at your discretion at the end of a snowstorm, a 3" trigger and no ice control with general snowfall depths, I think I'd use factor of "16" and charge $800 per season ($50x16).
     
  5. turftamer

    turftamer Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    trigger is 2" they want it cleared by 730am and a clean up at end of the storm,no ice treatment,we get about 10 good storms 6+ and some lake effect,
     
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Maybe "18".
     
  7. turftamer

    turftamer Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    thanks for your help,still new to this