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Central NJ Commercial Property Bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by AClearerPath, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. AClearerPath

    AClearerPath Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    First of all, thanks for all the great info on this site.

    I have been doing residentials for a couple of years now, but was asked by one of my customers to do his small commercial lot. I have the contract on this property already, just wanted to see how fair a price I gave.

    Property is approx 5000 square with a 35 X 100 rectangle parking lot behind the building and a 15 X 100 driveway to leading to the back.

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    There is a small walkwat to the front which will need shoveling and will ice control with non corrosives. I can push all the snow to the back left of the lot and there are no obstructions. A fence lines the back end of the lot.

    I am getting Per 24 hr storm:

    $250 from 1.5 to 5 inches with salt (approx 200 pounds per app/ 2 apps per storm) and Walks

    $400 for 5.1 to 12 inches with salt (3 salt apps estimated)

    $10 an inch over 12 inches + $400 (hope we don't get a 24 incher with this $10 per inch stuff)

    The guy that owes the place is a good guy, doesn't seem to get too stressed about this stuff, and wants the lot cleared by 8:00 am if it an overnight storm. If it is a daytime storm the place closes early. There should never be any cars in the lot to deal with.

    Thanks for your responses and thanks for all the great posts I have been reading

    2000 GMC w/ 7.5 Fisher and Western 500 LP salter
    A Clearer Path Snow and Ice Manangement
  2. Mow It All

    Mow It All Member
    Messages: 77

    I wont speak for eveyone, but $10 per inch???? Your crazy, and why is there only 2 diffrent prices? Its a dramatic jump in inches, if we have 5 or 12 it shouldnt be the same price, 2-4 4.1-6 6.1-8 ect ect......
  3. AClearerPath

    AClearerPath Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the response MowIt. I broke the price down into 1-5 and 5-12 was just to simplify the billing for my customer. I figured the 250 at 2 inches was a bit high on a small lot, but at 4.5 inches was pretty fair. At 5.5 inches 400 is high, but at 12 inches it is fair as well. I do some drivewat that are bigger and harder to clean than this property appears to be, yet I would never have a 400$ day on a drive. I also figured weather wise in NJ the odds of seeing a 15 inch storm are rare, and the majority of the snoe we'll see will fall into the first price catergory. I was going to price the job like this:

    1-3 200
    3-6 250
    6-9 325
    9-12 400

    but I figured it would even out in the end the way I did it. I hate fighting with people over inch by inch measurements, so I thought 2 catergories would be fair on both ends here.

    I guess If it ever snows I'll find out