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snow aacounts for sale in chicagoland

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by mrdeere160, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am selling my snowplowing accounts at the end of this season. I have approx. 25-30 accounts residential and commercial properties average intake for a 2" snowfall is $1200-1500. Can sell a truck with accounts also contact me for more information. 630-973-6352
  2. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    all accounts are within a 5 mile radius
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Your truck is all that is really for sale here.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,924

    How can you guarantee they will sigen my contract next year?

    Does the business come with a LLC
    What is your reputation,
    Will need to talk with your clients first.
    How much does the business make in a year.
    Will need to see 3 years of tax returns.

    Ho your just selling a truck, and know of some posibel clients.
  5. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    They have been my customers for the past 12 years and unless I tell them otherwise I will be continue to plow their snow for years to come!! I don't advertise anywhere I get work from word of mouth that is the best reputation!!!
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Sorry but the reality is ACCOUNTS ARE WORTH NOTHING.
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,562

    That's the truth
  8. jdavis11

    jdavis11 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 19

    Don't let these guys give you a hard time. I have sold accounts many times. Both lawn maintenance and snow removal. I will warn you they are typically not worth as much as most sellers would hope (gross from 3-6 pushes has been what I have seen). But that is still SOMETHING.

    Also, the best way I have found to sell snow accounts is to sub them out to a company you are comfortable with for a season and has intentions of buying them the next season. That way the sub (purchasing company) understands the accounts and is more comfortable with the customers.
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    Most wish they have and had 12 years experience and with the same customers
  10. snoworks1

    snoworks1 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Mr. Deere,

    I picked up another companies business last year because the fit was right. Worked out well for both parties.

    Would be interested but just searched where you are located and its a tad far for me. Good luck!

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  11. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Im just done plowing period. I just dont want to leave customers high and dry. I want them left in good hands and with somebody that has been as good as i have been to them. Some of them were my lawn accounts also but the guy i sold lawn accounts too is not getting back to me!
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,487

    I have several customers that have been with me/us for over 40 years.
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Still plowing your parole officer home?
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,487

    And the judge's, prosecutor's, lawyer's, etc
  15. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    I would certainly want the business name and proof of income. Word of mouth, Name, reputation and the years you serviced them is valuable. You would have to have a document stating you are out and have no intention of snowplowing ever in a designated area.

    You would half to hold some of note and make sure your Buyer is performing or you get it back. I think you could draw a few bucks then. This is just opinion never sold a snow business,
  16. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Safest way for both parties is to work deal is to just receive a % of income on the jobs that you pass on to a new contractor,a commission.Many companies have salesmen who receive a commission on acquisition of new jobs.Maybe for one year or a diminishing rate spread out for a couple years.Of course the enforcement might be a problem with all the dishonest dbgs out there!Not many honorable men of their word around these days.
  17. snoworks1

    snoworks1 Senior Member
    Messages: 111


    That means you potentially are 45 years old!
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    think he's older then that,

  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,487

    Potentially.........older than that.
  20. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    You can sell snow accounts. They're worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Opportunity cost is different to everyone. I sold a good group of solid full service accounts for 1 season gross revenue. I serviced them for 4 years and got burnt out. New company plowed them for a season and I did the billing. It worked for us. To each his own though