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thoughts on how much to charge

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by pooleo8, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    I may have an opportunity to work for someone else. My tuck, My equipment, My insurance. What would be a reasonable wage to discuss? Guy is talking hourly. Right now, completely blind as to what the jobs would be. I do know, that it wont be anything like meijer parking lots. My truck is not big enough to handle it. Resi and small business is where I am at.

    Thanks.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Have him throw out the first figure to you.
     
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    I've seen some guys here get $50/hr as a sub.
     
  4. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Thanks, just need a ballpark figure. I dont want to say 100 or 25!
     
  5. bsharp704

    bsharp704 Member
    from Grant
    Messages: 72

    What do you have for equipment? That should be the first question asked.
     
  6. phillie

    phillie Member
    from indy
    Messages: 97

    Subs get 65-80/hr depending on equipment.. The higher end is skid steer rates.
     
  7. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    My truck. Ranger with a 6'8 sno-way. 2 yr old 2-stage blower 32" cut. Shovels Thumbs Up
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sorry,like truck little pay.Would be a good driveway truck .
     
  9. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    yes I know this. Thats why I said Im not interested in plowing meijer parking lots (or the like) Resi and small business is where I am at.
     
  10. bsharp704

    bsharp704 Member
    from Grant
    Messages: 72

    I would figure probably $40 per hour for small commercial. This area the market is really soft and flooded with help. You would make better money trying to get alot of drives in a given area.