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Anyone sub for county/state? Good or stick to private?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by sid6062, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. sid6062

    sid6062 Member
    Messages: 30

    Thinking about subing for my county, 3/4 ton w/ 8ft plow & 1.5yd salt spreader = $115/hr, 50% of that for standby. Net 30. Just wondering if it is more profitable to sub for a county government or to stay on the private side (driveways commercial lots etc)...

    What say you?
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Sounds good to me!!
  3. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    If you sub do they pay you to stand by

    Sounds like if a storm misses you you'll get

    Paid just 4 being on stand by with the county gig
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    That's the best municipal deal I've heard of in years.
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    If I got to plow 10-15 hours per snow event at that rate I would really have to think hard about letting all my accounts go and just do that. One billing and easy roads. :)
  6. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    What is 30 net?

    I would have as many trucks on the job as I could get....

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Net 30 means he will get paid in 30 from when he submits a bill.
  8. Chip P

    Chip P Junior Member
    from Lavaca
    Messages: 15

    Sounds like a good rate but letting all your accounts go is a big risk. Yes it will good money this year but if you don't get the contract next year you are without that job and all the ones you worked hard to get and let go. IMO
  9. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I should have known that!

  10. Ryank

    Ryank Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    it's not a bad deal, but i wouldn't drop the accounts you have to do that. Is it possible you can buy another truck and pay someone else 15-20hr to run a truck for the country. I think you probably could do better on the private side. but 115/hr is not bad at all. If i had that chance i'd def, go send a driver and my 7.3 out to do that each storm...