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Charge for stakes?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Vaughn Schultz, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I have never commercially plowed snow before. I have 2 gas stations and one restaurant. do you guys charge a small fee for buying all the stakes (marking edges) for there property. it's for there protection,but then again it's not their problem either ? help me out. Thank You
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I think they are there for your protection as you are going to have to pay for all repairs and damages. If all you need is $50 then put it in the over all price. If you ask for an extra $50 they may think you are going to get them for every little thing.JMO
  3. Mick

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

    I consider markers to be a business expense like water glasses in a restaurant.
  4. stakes should be considered one of your expenses. It shouldn't be a fee that is charged to that one customer, but the money should come from the money you make. Just my $0.02 though. :cool:
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I agree, besides it is saving you money by keeping you out of the grass that will need fixin in the spring
  6. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,522

    No charge here cost of doing business and covering your butt so you don't do any damage.