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What's the going rate?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by blee1ash, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    Just wondering what the going rate for most residential driveways are for differnt parts of the country? Just the average drive approx 25' x 50-60' . I have been doing a few drives this year, most want them done by 7:00am and have a 1" trigger, some 3". I have been doing them for $15 wich seem about the going rate for my town, which has a lot of competition.
    I know most of you wouldn't even get out of bed for $15. Just curious.payup
     
  2. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    $25, we only do them if were not too tired and their not done already. we grossed about $200 on drives this year. $15 seems a little on the low side for a business, but if your doing it for wages alone it okay.
     
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I might be a little high for the area, but I don't drop the plow for under $35 unless it is an old lady or a friend!payup :rolleyes:
     
  4. going rates

    dont do driveways for under 50 bucks unless theres food and coffee envolved, otherwise $85 an hour here
     
  5. mmtwin

    mmtwin Member
    Messages: 87

    No less then $30 for me to drop a plow. That would be a small drive as well.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    All my drives start at $50. Most are larger then you listed.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    $35 minimum, and it goes up quickly from there.
    I think that I'm going to increase my $35 starting rate to around $45, or until I stop getting hired to plow residential drives. I prefer to do only commercial lots.
     
  8. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Kansas City area

    As every area varies widely, this is an interesting post. Here we are priced at an average of $35-lowest at $25 and highest $60. All will be going up $10 next year, already let my customers know with their thank you card for past winter season. With only 1 snow push this last season, all understood this does not even pay for the Insurance, let alone up keep and repair/maintenance. All customers are year around lawn-maintenance-snow, so it is more a convenience as a profit center, but would be nice to break even or even make a little.
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    $30.00 minimum here.
     
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    $275 for the season here. 14 to 18 plows.
     
  11. THE BOSS 1975

    THE BOSS 1975 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    We have a 40.00 dollar minimum for driveways and 10.00 for walkways
     
  12. BDB

    BDB Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I start at...standard diveways for $30 1" trigger. If I have a bunch on a street (neighbors) they might be $25. But this is a business and you don't need to be giving money away. Sell the service and not to be cheap!

    And as of now I do not get out of my truck!
     
  13. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I charge a 1/2hr minimun (37.5) to set the blade down. Doesn't matter wether I am there for 2 min or 30 min. We charge $75.00 hr and round up in 15 min increments after 1 hour. I know that that sounds cheap but everyone esle is charging 50 - 60 per hour around here.