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So I get this bid packet in the mail today

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    They are still looking for bids for this place. Most guys with enough equipment to do this are booked.

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  2. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Are they just shopping for prices?
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Isn't citytoe working up that way still?
     
  4. Buswell Forest

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

    Whattaya mean "enough equipment"?

    There are a few guys here who can do that in under 2 hours with a wideout and a shotgun shovel monkey. Only wannabes can't do it like them.
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    lol, that would be a 5k per push.
     
  6. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    lol thats what I was thinking. I too am still getting calls for decent size lots, suprising how many every year wait till first good snow to TRY to find a contractor
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,495

    So what's your bid?? Or did it end up in the fire pit?
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Kinda funny, giving it a quick once over on my phone, I was guesstimating a couple hours for plowing.
     
  10. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Some of my best jobs have been the ones where they wait till last moment.Sometimes they mention that I'm the only one to bother to call back.Had one I priced really high,had that one for 10 years.payup
     
  11. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    What happened the national did not work out. Could not find anybody to agree to there terms. I find it hard to believe a facility this size is not prepared.
     
  12. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    I figured a ford with a boss vplow would be sufficient for Grandview...
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It was 25k last year,buddy had it for 2 wks,The church manager kept getting in fights with him before it even snowed last yr. He had a loader sitting there for the job.
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Doesn't look that big, maybe 2in wide, 3in in length, maybe I need a bigger phone.
     
  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    What about SPLandescaping, thought he was the big guy in town
     
  16. RandallJ

    RandallJ Member
    Messages: 44

    being a guy from the southwest, I have never been exposed to "snow removal" costs... Gotta hand it to you guys, the risk of capital is far greater than I had imagined.. I was always curious when I went by some big lots with 4 or 5 big cats with those monster snow pushers..
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

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  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    What ever happened to that guy?
     
  19. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    Being a church this explains why there not prepared. Good luck with the unreasonable snow wizard manager. How many guys that own loaders have one just sitting around that are not dedicated by now.

    Maybe somebody that missed a lot of bids if there lucky. Furthermore if the guy that had it last year never got started and the manager cracked him same is going to happen with the next.
     
  20. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,228

    Just the Mobilization on them 5 cats and pushers to your job is very expensive.