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Apartment plowing question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by 3cousinscleanup, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. 3cousinscleanup

    3cousinscleanup Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am bidding on an apartment building and am wondering what people would charge for a parking lot with 12 parking spaces salted per visit. I kind of have an idea but want to see if I am close to everyone else's numbers. I will be plowing it with my truck. Most of my properties are homes so I am trying to get a feel for commercial properties. Area is Chicago thanks
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Plowing pricing is like real estate, Location, Location, Location .....!
    Thats a small apartment I get $60 a push for small commercial lot ...
  3. 3cousinscleanup

    3cousinscleanup Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    would that include salt?
  4. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    Totally depends on a few things:

    Will cars be moved or will you be sitting in the truck while the residents jockey cars around?
    Is it a straight push to one end, or are you backdragging them out and pushing is somewhere else?
    Is it close to any other accounts you have or do you have to drive 20 minutes each way to do it?
    What's the trigger? I tend to lower my prices slightly with a 1" trigger than a 2".

    I have apartments that I charge $30.00 for, but they're little 4-6 space lots/drives in a 2 block area where I do about 12 lots all owned and managed by the same folks. That said, if there are cars there, I plow around them (I will not plow or backdrag less than 2 spaces between cars).
  5. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    No. Salt is additional charge usually double the price...