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Sub contracting prices

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by robroquet, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    OK guys, new to the site so be gentle on me! :gunsfiring: My goal of this thread is to get some ideas from you experienced plowers out here what a good amount would be to pay a sub on commercial lots. Nothing too big, but like some Burger Kings, snow over 1", no salt, and a couple of medical clinics. They have to be cleared any time that it snows, and of course salted. I look forward to your answers!

    Rob:drinkup:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You first,what are you willing to offer guys?
     
  3. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    By the way Grandview...I love Giada! She is one foxy woman. I was thinking of offering 30%, but did not know if that is too generous or not.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    30% of each job? Before or after your expenses ?
     
  5. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Someone also said to just pay them hourly. I've always had to plow by myself and this year I managed to pull a couple of bigger accounts that I dont have time for. I would pay them after expenses. Only expenses I would have is fuel and salt. They are using their own insurance, trucks, etc.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You still need all the insurance stuff to protect yourself. Pay them hourly.
     
  7. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Yes this is true. $20/hr be a good rate?
     
  8. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Around me owner operator 1/2 ton truck and plow 65 an hour
     
  9. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    No, Here in Cleveland I have heard guys getting anywhere from $45 to tops $65 an hour for plowing only.
     
  10. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I pay my sub, who uses a 3/4 ton truck and 8'2" Boss V plow, $75 an hour. His truck, his plow, his fuel. I am good friends with him and trust him to get stuff done right, that goes a LONG way.

    kevlars
     
  11. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    THanks guys for all the help, this will come in handy when I talk to my guy. Again..thanks for the help.Thumbs Up
     
  12. ladder6

    ladder6 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    $75/hour using their own truck and fuel. Very fair, so both of you can make money.
     
  13. Mrplow247

    Mrplow247 Member
    Messages: 46

    still cant find anyone who will pay more than 30/ hour even if i offer to buy my own insurance. I have a diesel with a V plow. This 65/75 hr **** is insane. If i could get 50 i would be so happy
     
  14. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I bet you will be able to command a higher per hour when the snow starts flying!!!

    kevlars
     
  15. robroquet

    robroquet Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a couple of companies contracting me out and they pay me $75/hr.
     
  16. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,407

    I pay my sub $80.


    If I ask him, heck without asking him he'll be plowing while I'm still sleeping.


    Thats reliable!
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  17. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,407





    You are talking wages for driving YOUR truck?????
     
  18. R.J.B.

    R.J.B. Member
    Messages: 98

    My subs get 70 per hour equipment is newer,they have their own insurance and they have years of experience!!
     
  19. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    If you are going to pay a percentage per lot it should be between 80-90% of total charge for plowing only.

    Hourly for plow only should be between $60-$80 per hour depending on experience.

    That is the going rate for your area.Yes some will work for less but think about what type of worker you will get the lower you go.

    $20 per hour for their own truck was a joke I hope. Otherwise you better plan on someone taking 4 hours per acre.
     
  20. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    R.J.B are you around the E305 area much? I may have seen you around.