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Snow removal prices in Akron/canton area in Ohio

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Tmckee94, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Tmckee94

    Tmckee94 Junior Member
    from Akron
    Messages: 1

    I was wondering if anyone plows in the akron/canton/cuyahoga falls area in Ohio. What do you charge on average to salt and plow a commercial business? Also how much do you charge for residential drive ways? Would it be better to charge by the hour, push, or charge a flat rate for a season? What do you think is best and what is your pricing? I'm going to be plowing with a 2001 f250 with a western plow
     
  2. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    $5/resi drive
    $25 all commercial lots regardless of size

    Salt is free to customer

    I shovel all walks and use calcium for free

    Definitely charge by hour. Going rate is $35/hr for a 1 ton.
     
  3. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Underestimated I hope ur joking those prices are low
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Not for North East Ohio.
     
  5. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    underEstimated sets the price. Looks good to me.
     
  6. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    You guys are nuts 5 dollars a drive ? Yeah if there is 50 of them in a row!!! whatever , I know my costs never did a job for less than 25
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    25 is commercial
     
  8. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    But $25 is per acre right? No matter the snow depth
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How much to plow a Hectare?
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    60% more due to size and than a volume discount is given. In simplistic of billing, its charged out as 25.00 per event.
     
  11. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    Your competing against enviroscabs so $35 an hour is probably about right.
     
  12. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Maybe the op is a secret enviroscab agent?????
     
  13. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I was being somewhat sarcastic, but when you see flyers posted all over high end neighborhood clusters for $10 driveway hoping you get 25 people to sign up....as a competitor how else do you upsell when its done every year?

    Someone posted about Enviroscapes price leading with $35/hr price leader, which is also pretty close. Its easier to drop your pants to get volume than it is to make a living on quality pricing.


    Catch 22 in my short career I've found.
     
  14. winnerscircle

    winnerscircle Junior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 6

    that entire post was bs nonsense...are all of you that bored, or just borrrring