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<sigh> How much to charge??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hemipower, Dec 17, 2000.

  1. Hemipower

    Hemipower Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey guys
    This year is really cranking for my 11
    year old fledgling (hobby)/company.

    Just when I thought I had enough
    customers to feel comfortable
    that I could give them excellent
    service, I received a phone call
    that would more then double my
    accounts.

    I do mostly residential driveways
    and have been charging them about
    $18.00-$20.00 per push.
    I go out about 8 times a year
    @ approximately 4" snow.
    I have gone more and I've
    gone less, in fact just once a
    couple years back.

    Now too my question,
    I just got a call to do 56 driveways
    and the street. On another job I just
    signed I do six drives and the street
    and they dicked me down to $13.00
    per drive but they are known to
    try to get their price.
    How much *would* people discount
    for being able to do so many drives in a row?
    My other 35 drives are spread out over
    a 10-15 mile radius.

    Anyway I need to know how many times
    people multiply or figure for a monthly
    charge? On another account I went three
    times, i.e. I said $50.00 per push and
    $40.00 for salt. Or $250.00 a month,
    figuring on 3 pushes and 2 saltings
    plus a twenty dollar tip for me. : )

    Just for reference I'm on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio
    and this is my first year to sign a real contract
    that I got curtious of this forum. So thanks again guys.

    All comments welcome even if they are to flame me
    for rambling.

    Live too plow Plow too live.