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Snow Blower on Residential ?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by SilvaXXIII30, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    Snow Blower on Residential ?

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    How much would you charge for Residential Snow Removal using a snow blower?
    How much for Monthly and for Everytime?

    One Car Driveway $
    Two Car Driveway $

    about 2 car length ?

    Because some people wont want plows on there driveways.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2008
  2. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    what ever your time is worth X length of time to do it.
     
  3. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    What if I wanted to bill them monthly as opposed to everytime?
     
  4. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Rate "per push" X number of times plowed during billing period.
     
  5. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    Sorry I ment more like a salary? Monthly
     
  6. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    Or just get them to sign a seasonal contract which is.....$xxx.xx for the season, say 11-01-08 to 04-30-09
     
  7. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    so how much for the season you'd say?
     
  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    That is a very open ended question!. I don't know what you need to make to cover your expenses like insurance,gas,oil,time etc.... oh, and profit!. Prices vary dramatically from city to city. It could range from $25.00-$100.00 or more, just hard to say.ussmileyflag
     
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Ask around your town to see what people are paying and go from there.
    Every town is different on pricing.
     
  10. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I don't know where you are from since I have never heard of Mississauga but here in Southwestern MI I aim for about $250 for the season to plow a normal driveway. If they wanted it snowblown, I would add another 50% (minimum) of that I think, upping it to $375. And that was if I even had time to mess with unloading, gassing up, and loading the snowblower. My reasoning is that it would take a lot longer and would require more equipment. Are you going to be plowing at all? Honestly, I don't think I'd even do it unless I didn't have a plow at all. Plus, it's cold outside!

    You would probably have to at least double it to break even on that one.
     
  12. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    I live in Canada ,10 minutes aways from Toronto...
     
  13. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    I hear guys in the GTA are wanting around $500 per season to plow and double drive and clear the steps. If you are snowblowing you should be able to add a few more $ to that.
     
  14. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    I was thinking 200 a month without salt and 250 a month with salt for a double car driveway
     
  15. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Sh!!t I live in the wrong place.
     
  16. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    lol why you say that
     
  17. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    We charge $300 for a 2 car wide drive for the season.
     
  18. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    And it Snows alot more there too I bet?, 300 is to cheap I think I would say at least 500 - 600 for the season, When I worked with my orther company I went out at least 20 times last season

    If you put $25 to clean the driveway Times 20 for how many times you gonna be cleaning the driveway its gonna be $500 - Plus SALT , you could include it with the price or seprate it also depends how you salt....

    If it was $300 for the season, divided by 20 for how may times your gonna be cleaning up the driveway your only doing the driveway for $15.


    tymusic
     
  19. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    I wish, you have no idea. Last year 100 times. Let me ask you this, how many times whould you have gone out 2 years ago. Or better yet what was the average, the last 5 years not including last year.
     
  20. SilvaXXIII30

    SilvaXXIII30 Member
    Messages: 36

    I only worked snow for 3 years with my landscaping company, 4 in the summer and 3 in the winter, the first year was the best it hardly snowed I went out maybe 10 times the second was got worse about 15 - 20 times and last year 20 - 25 times...

    The last year I worked about 230 hrs if you put that 8 hrs a day lets say.. it would be 30 times i went out, but alot of those day were long hrs

    So i said 20-25 times I went out basically
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008