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Bid 1-4" and 4-8" we got 16" now what?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Smitty58, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    This is my 1st plowing season. I have 1 commercial contract and usually sw Ohio gets a couple of 2-6 inch events. So I bid this thing at 1-4 and 4-8. So I go out Wed, morn after a 4 or 5 inch night and plow it with no real problem. Then I get up Thurs morn and what do my eyes see... a whole bunch of white stuff. My small town is probably like most other small towns, they plow the main streets and then what seems like an eternity they do the side streets. So when I finally get to the commercial prop the entrance is buried behind a wall of white 2 1/2 FEET tall. The parking lot had a good 12 inches. So now how the heck do I price this? We have never had this much in a 2 day period so I never dreamed of pricing to the point of 2 feet.
  2. NorthwestPlower1

    NorthwestPlower1 Member
    Messages: 57

    16" inches of snow I would have plowed the lot at least 3 times. Therefore, I would have charged them each time I plowed the lot with however many inches where in it at each plowing. 16" of snow is alot to push at one time.
  3. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    well we got 16" and my contracts say $125/hr 2 hour minimum and thats what I am doing, in your situation I would bill them 3X your 4-8 price
  4. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    in your next contract you might want to put a clause about big snow falls.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    gotta have a blizzard clause. on my contracts once the snow exceeds
    1 ft i charge $125.00 an hour for however many hours it takes
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    In CT. we go 1-3,3-6,6-9,9-12,12+is usually about $110 per inch over 12