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Snow Plowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rkendall, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. rkendall

    rkendall Junior Member
    from 46666
    Messages: 1

    Hey guys,
    I'm going to start offering plowing next year with my lawncare business. My business is mainly apartment complexes and neighborhood associations. I've heard of the $100/hr range. Is that just for residential? How do you go about bidding a price for apartment complexes and such. Also, do you figure on an average number of snowfalls for a certain year when you bid the contracts? Any advice you could give me to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Truck w/ 7.5 , 8 ft plow should earn 100-125/hr. Subs will want pay of 70-100/hr. Check noaa for average snowfalls in your area.
     
  3. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,266

    You should consider sub contracting for a local company for a year or two before going out on your own. The year I spent working for another company was very beneficial to learning the ins and outs of the business.
     
  4. vinces designs

    vinces designs Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i would suggest you work as a sub for a company first to get your feet wet and it will also let you get a feel of what cost are involved so you will know what to charge to cover overhead G & A and profit.