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Bidding hotels and need help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by KYFF205, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. KYFF205

    KYFF205 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I am bidding on 5 hotels here in the louisville, ky area and I am not sure what to bid salt and plowing at its my second year but first time bidding on a hotel. Im using bag salt.

    Parking lot is about 45,000sq ft

    Can someone help
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well that's over a ton of salt if you were salting all 45k of lot.
    Hotels when bidding you need to take into account that you will be coming back after each snow to do a cleanup after people checkout.
  3. KYFF205

    KYFF205 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That's what i was thinking too. But they stated that they were getting it done for like $125 I said you got a hell of a deal id keep them.
  4. Lil STX Ford

    Lil STX Ford Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    maybe was 125$ per square feet!! without salt?
  5. KYFF205

    KYFF205 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Could have been but my plow rate was actually lower than that.... at 2 inches
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    for a one acre lot making $125 for plowing the lot not including salt is a fair price in most parts. Now if they are getting a plow and salt for $125.00 then they are getting a good deal.
  7. Top Dog

    Top Dog Member
    Messages: 83


    FYI...... Hotels are known for being very late pay people you can almost count on 120 days to get payment I know several different sales guys who deal with most of the well known hotels and they all add to their normal fees or pricing due to the fact of the hotel industry late payment practices
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    That is why i will stick with smaller lots because my average lot takes 1 truck 20 minutes to plow and salt and only about 500lbs of salt and i get $500 for less than 6 inches of snow and double for every 6 inches
    $125 for a lot you should be in and out in 20 minutes driveways go for $40 a plow and that is 5 minutes of work
  9. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    How long does it take you to plow and salt little over 1 acre? making 100.- an hour as a sub for just me and my truck I might possibly thinks about..., but when I have to bid the job, get the customer to sign the contract, take the liability, collect the money and stock the salt?!?!?! no less then 300.- + salt, if it is wide open and very little traffic...
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Over the last 2-3 years we have plowed for most of the "big" chains and always been paid on time :nod::nod:
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Same here.
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Over a ton for one acre?
  13. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Maybe I can help you

    Feel free to give me a call and I will be willing to help you. 499-7841

  14. KYFF205

    KYFF205 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    its really great getting everyones input on this topic thanks to all of you I think i got a better idea on how to bid these....

    Thank you