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Show me the money!!!

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by western w/lml, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. western w/lml

    western w/lml Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Greetings again everyone. Reading quite a bit on bidding from everyone's posts and the advice that has been given. I'm curious to what a general consensus of the community would be regarding the most lucrative form of plowing is? Such as hey banks are good money, or storage units, or large mall facilities. Curious to know what the veteran staff would have to say about this. Thanks guys!
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,661

    Seasonal with a very light winter. payup
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    Need Grandview for this answer.
     
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  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,541

    Dr & dental offices. Per push + salt.
    Residential= seasional.

    Your results may vary
     
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  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,031

    Hold on, let me grab the popcorn. :drinkup:
     
  6. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    X2
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,031

    Oops. Already edited it!
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    Are you just getting into plowing? What's the point of the question?
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,983

    New spoon in an old pot.
     
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  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    "Watching"
     
  11. western w/lml

    western w/lml Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    No, have been a skid steer operator for about 6 years, and switching back to a truck this year( Tired of getting out of cabs with a sore back and that pesty ring in my ears. I was just reading through a bunch of threads and the thought came to mind, what type of business has been the most consistent moneymaker over the years? Could even be a combination of money/hassle factor. Good money no hassle.
     
  12. cjames808

    cjames808 Member
    Messages: 50

    We try to have a good mix of seasonals and per push accounts.

    I personally have had good luck with small landlords that have 5 to 10 properties and condo associations or property managers.

    Less office work, less billing hassle, and kind of nice when the checks come in a huge envelope.

    I also try to avoid complainers and nitpickers like the plague. Taking a walk-through of the property with whoever is signing the contract is always a good tactic for me, if they seem like a weirdo I highball or don't bid. Make sure you get out the contract gracefully if they become a problem.
     
  13. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    again, let's not ruin the guys thread...thanks!
     
  14. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,610

    I'm not.
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    . . We're not, but essentially it's a loaded question/answer.
     
  16. western w/lml

    western w/lml Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    So what was/is your top moneymaker to date?
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    I'm a subcontractor for a company. ....top money maker is when I'm out the longest
     
  18. western w/lml

    western w/lml Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    ^This guy.

    So what your saying is you have no experience in bidding and winning contracts, but you felt it necessary to blast me for asking a question that has merit? Why? I appreciate cjames808 for actually answering with his $.02. That's all I wanted.
     
  19. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    I wouldn't talk that way to a veteran member with your 14 posts. You won't get very far on here. It's kind of a loaded question. The best account is the one you get done fastest, faster than you bid it at so you make more money, and they pay fast. That could be any number of kind of lot.
     
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  20. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    no need to get into the who can say what/when as everyone can state their opinion, site veteran or not Thumbs Up