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Small Apartment Lot Pricing

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bulhead19@aol.c, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. bulhead19@aol.c

    bulhead19@aol.c Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Rock lots are a pain $60-$75 per visit Seasonal $2400 -$3000

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,563

    Still too cheap 3" trigger and it will always be full of cars $85
  4. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    The PM is going to laugh at that and hire someone that's reasonably priced. It's not what is it worth, it's what will they pay? And then decide if you will do it for that or let someone else do it.
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    With a 3" trigger, and 120" of snow...that's 40 pushes...I'd say $70 a push. $35 to return and clean up after cars moved, or whatever. Or, $3300 a season and no charge for a clean up call, one per storm.
    I'd be up around $85 a push or $3900 a season if the trigger was 5 or more, or I was "on call / as needed"...
    That lot looks simple, and fairly easy if the tennants aren't fools. Big "if".
  6. bulhead19@aol.c

    bulhead19@aol.c Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Well I got a call from the property owner. The winning bid was $1100 for the season, mine was $2500. I can't understand some of these guys out there. How do they make coin? :dizzy:
  7. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,838

    winning bidder prob thought $1000 plus $100 for gas:dizzy:
  8. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    They don't
  9. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    One way they can do it was printed in one of our industry publications (I won't name) one of the "industry experts" (I won't name) said we don't provide all the services spec'd unless they call us out on it, most properties the manager is not on site, and do not even know some services and specs were not provided.

    Don't plow it unless it's 6" or they call you out on it could average 6 or more pushes you skip.

    Crazy, lowballers can still make money
  10. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    You have a sweet line-up of snow fighters. Very nice.:salute:
  11. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

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