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  1. Bidding & Estimating
    I know that for a seasonal price im supposed to find the average snow events but im not exactly sure how to do that. Does anyone have any advice on how to do so?
  2. Bidding & Estimating
    I was approached to bid one of the biggest shopping centers in my area. its about 17 acres of plowable lot and there are stores open pretty much 24 hrs so there will always be traffic and people there. they sent me a bid sheet for a price per inch, I countered with a seasonal price. I am in New...
  3. Commercial Snow Removal
    Hey Guys. So I searched up and down the forum and found Toro was a common snow blower Recommended. I am starting to get Commercial Property which brings new challenges to my task list. Lots of walkway / SideWalk clearing. One Site has an L of about 1000' x 4 so Definitely can't do my "hey...
  4. Bidding & Estimating
    In your experience, is it best to bid smaller contracts with a fixed price or per push/visit? These are lots that have 20 to 60 parking spot with some sidewalks. Our winters are fairly mild. Last year we mainly used a snowblower/shovel & salted. We used our plows 1 time. Thank you!
  5. Business Fundamentals
    Hi guys I'm a new member to this site. I would like to know what your thoughts are on my hourly rates for one of commercial customers also any suggestions or recommendations that you might have. I'm from Minnesota I have 1 commercial account I mainly service seasonal residential customers within...
  6. Bidding & Estimating
    Hello everyone, I'm bidding my first ever commercial lot here in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Looking for any tips or figures when bidding on this property. I will be using a Polaris Brutus Diesel with a 62" snow blower on the front. I'm thinking of purchasing the snow plow attachment for $2800...
  7. Ice Management
    Hey all -- I've taken on a 120,000+ square foot lot this season and need to stock up on salt. Where do you find the best rates? Exploring both bag and bulk options. Not sure I can afford anything other than rock salt. Willing to travel for it. Thanks!
  8. Bidding & Estimating
    Hey guys, I have a 17 unit HOA and need some help. Below is an Ariel view. Thanks! https://ibb.co/gO1xYm
  9. Bidding & Estimating
    Hey guys, new to this forum. Has been very useful thus far. So, I've been a sub for 4 seasons. I learned how to plow in my own truck with my cousins straight blade and the following year I bought myself a western v. This is my fourth winter subbing and I'm scratching my head wondering why I...
  10. Introduce Yourself to the Community
    Seeking a couple of commercial accounts in bergen county north jersey area
  11. Business Fundamentals
    How do you Guys deal with commercial properties that have very high traffic at certain times of the day. For Example, We picked up a big name Restaurant chain, and from 6am till 11 pm it has a constant 5-15 cars in the Drive through and 10-15 cars parked in the lot, and i mean constant I was...
  12. Bidding & Estimating
    I just got my first lawn care contract but they want to.include snow removal now too, I need an.idea of what to charge. The address is 1321 Calvary Rd, Churchville, MD and it's a small church. There is about a 10ft single sidewalk, a 14 car parking lot and a one lane driveway. Its a seasonal...
  13. Employment
    Have a 4X4 truck? Have your own plow? Have a salt spreader? Pays better! Responsible? Work Ethic? Attention to detail? Willing and able to work any hours needed during snow season, long hours? Have a Smart phone? If you answered yes to all of those, then we are interested in you. We're looking...
  14. Bidding & Estimating
    Hello, I have been plowing mostly residential accounts, and a few small commercial accounts here in Northern New England for almost 5 years now. I have the opportunity to bid on my first big commercial account and need help on how much to charge and what to expect. It is a storage unit facility...
  15. Commercial Snow Removal
    Anyone know which National has the 2016-17 Rite Aid snow accounts for the PA /DE /NJ areas ? Thanks in advance
  16. Networking
    Hello folks, I manage a number of popular Convenience Stores throughout the US and am looking for new Snow Plowing companies in the cities below. Please let me know if your company can offer services in these areas and we can talk about getting you setup! BRONX, NY SPRINGVALLEY, NY...
  17. Commercial Snow Removal
    Hello all, before everyone jumps into this thread advising me to stay well clear of a job of this size, let me give you more information. - I have 2000 summer lawn care, landscaping and property maintenance clients. Some of the work we do would be a comparable size to managing a shopping...
  18. Commercial Snow Removal
    Hey Guys, I am new to this site, and to this field of work. I have been with my company since the end of the snow season last year, so this will be my first crack at it. With that being said, being one of the forward thinking and dependable landscapers, I have been thrusted into a half...
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