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Toronto, Walkway Pricing??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RAZOR, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    We hate doing walkways. They take the same amount of time as the driveway but people are unwilling to pay double the driveway price. I've seen competitors flyers ranging from $184.00 to $239.00 per season for double driveway but I've never seen competitors prices for walkways. What would a fair price be for average walkway per season??? $50 extra per season.

  2. diginahole

    diginahole Member
    Messages: 63

    I include the walk to the front door in all my residential accounts. This is my biggest selling point. People will pay double for it. At the prices you quote more than double.
  3. casey

    casey Banned
    Messages: 180

    What are you using to do walkways? They shouldn't take as long as the drive unless it's a corner lot or you're using shovels. I price all res. on the entire package; drive, walkways, steps, front porch & any extras requested.
  4. RAZOR

    RAZOR Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    We have 2 toro single stage snowblowers for the walkways but we don't like using them in the middle of the night because of the noise. If there is only a couple of inches of snow sometimes it is not worth taking them off the truck. Most of the time one person back drags the driveway with the truck and the other one uses the shovel and usally we end up finishing around the same time.

  5. hubb

    hubb Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have 7 apartment complexes that I plow. Now in my case here in the St. Louis area, we sometimes don't get very much snow, so I bid accordingly. In my case I have bid anywhere from .40 cents a foot to .70 cents per foot. I get anywhere from $80.00 to $160.00 per building. I use a John Deere single stager for this and then I use a Scotts drop spreader for de-icing. This method works great. Although I do have to go over most walks twice because of the width, but thats OK because I just go all the way to the end of the walk and then catch the other side on the way back. Most guys around here don't even mess with sidewalks. This leaves me with the opprotunity to make a bundle. I make more on walkways than the lots. It is time cosuming though. You almost have to have a helper if your going to do very many feet of walks. Hope this helps.