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Bidding on townhouses!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by TreffertLawnWrx, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Heys guy, trying to put a bid together for plowing. I already have the lawncare contract but the president of the association wants to just make one payment per month instead of two. I have done light residential plowing but need a price for this:

    20 drives approx 30 feet long.

    Along with 20 walks about 15 feet long.

    Being in wisconsin its hard to determine how much snow will fall. I was thinking 600 per push including walks up to 6". But how many pushes should i include in the price. anything additional i will bill for later.

    6-9" additional 100.00

    9-12" additional 175.00

    and 50.00 for every two inches above that.

    If this sounds anything like a correct number please let me know.

    Thank you to whom ever replies....
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    So your breakdown is:

    under 6" - $600
    6" to 9" - $700
    over 9" to 12" - $775

    $775 + $50 every 2" over 12"

    I'd say if you like it, go for it. I think they're getting a bargain at the higher levels, but that's just my opinion. I prefer increments of 1 1/2 ($900) - 2 ($1200) then $1200 + $2. But, like I said if you're comfortable that's all that counts.

    For this area, I use a figure of 12 for seasonal accounts with a 3" trigger. That means I would use the first increment ($600) times 12 = $7200. That doesn't mean I'll push 12 times - some of them more than the 3". You might want to specify the amount of snow for the season that is included for that price - say up to 100 inches. I have one account that I charge one price for an unlimited amount of snow. This winter it worked out to $500 an hour plowing.

    "But how many pushes should i include in the price." Not sure what you mean by that. Isn't $600 for one push of all drives and walks?

    Hope this helps a little.