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What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by wilsonsground, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Got a call for this lot today, its my chiropractor. His plower sold the business and the new guy went up on price. So hes after me to see what i would charge for it. he said the guy before would come twice maximum for a cost that i wont give you guys. and if he had to come a third time he'd charge for it. Everything's push straight to the top.

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Less then 50 bucks.
     
  3. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    his house is 6/10 from this location and its a small drive 4 cars big. the other guy was going both for $50 a push. seems pretty fair to me.
     
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Seems low. House and small lot for possibly $12.50 per push each? If you're good with $50 for both fine, but why would you come back again for no charge? Is it your fault the snow keeps falling?
     
  5. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    how did you come up with 12.50 a push?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think he took my 50 bucks and divided it by 4 ,each place plowed twice.
     
  7. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    i gotcha. ok ya that makes sense then. id like the account, but im going to price it my way and see if he takes it. i know ill be more than his old plower for sure. i was going to throw 45$ per push for this lot and 30$ a push at his house.
     
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

     
  9. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    get two estimates and call me in the morning
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Seasonal bid 1500 for both.
     
  11. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    What's the value to him?

    What's the value to him to get his patients in safely. They already have back injuries or something else wrong with them. Seems like a large risk on your end for $50.

    The value of your service is worth more than that in my opinion.
     
  12. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Thanks guys. I gave him a price of 50$ per push for this location including one treatment at end of storm w 2" trigger. Anything under on call basis
     
  13. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,430

    and bill the business!...tax deduction
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have a few of them,wait,did I just post that?:D
     
  15. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I would be ok with the $45 for the business and $30 for house. We have a $50 minimum for commercial and $35 for residential. The only thing I don't agree with is servicing a lot at the end of a storm for free. We will do "cleanup" as needed (if the county leaves a huge mess at the entrance for example.) It's stated in our contract that we will "Perform general cleanup of the lot to maintain an overall clean and safe appearance at a rate no less than 25% and no more than 75% of normal plowing rate." If I did seasonals I think $1500 would be good or both. This gives you 20 events of service before you start to lose money.