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Commercial Newbie

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by StonewallFarms, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. StonewallFarms

    StonewallFarms Member
    Messages: 73

    Hey guys,

    First of all I wanted to thank you guys for all your help over the years with all my questions with trucks and troubleshooting.

    Today I got a call for a commercial gig in town. Its a 1.5(approx) acre lot which houses a small hotel and restaurant. They are looking for 2 bids, one being seasonal and the second being per event.(No shoveling involved as of yet)

    Im looking to get some tips, help judging how long it will take with my 2 trucks (Gmc 2500HD 8.5 xtreme v and a F350 w/ 9ft. fisher and a 2 yrd sander)

    also is there anything else I should be looking at? I'm meeting with the property manager tomorrow to go over the property before I put in a bid..

    Here is the address of the site if you want to google earth it, I'm having trouble getting the picture of the lot up here ( 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough, MA)

    Any Help you can send my way is greatly appreciated.

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If your going to put both trucks on the lot...I really don't see it taking longer than 45 min to push 4" of dry snow.

    With the per-event, make sure there is an understanding of when the snow events start and end and how the measurements are recorded...either on-site, or with weather reports.

    And seasonal make sure there is a cap on snowfall.

    Nice website.
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    This will put confidence in your bidding

    Snow & Ice Management Bidding Package Includes:

    #1 Snow & Ice Management Manual – this is a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of snow & ice management for both residential and commercial accounts. Also includes application rates for many different deicing materials.

    #2 Snow & Ice Management CD full of templates for contracts, route sheets, hours of operation sheets, Who’s first, proposal formats, don’t take the risk template for clients, sample invoices, sample marketing forms and much more. All these templates are in Microsoft Word format and are completely customizable to your business.

    #3 Snow & Ice Management Quick Estimator CD – calculates per push, per event, hourly or season contracts. Also calculates material application rates for both granular and liquid applications for any deicing material that you may be using. This CD also calculates time and material for application of material, and hand labor as well. This CD runs in Microsoft Excel and is not software. You simply fill in the blanks and you have your estimate.

    Go to www.profitsareus.com or call us at 800-845-0499 to order. Feel free to call us with any questions you might have as well. Being a full-service lawn & landscaping business myself since 1979, I know what a contractor is looking for; something simple, accurate and professional. This package is it.
  4. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    yep, thats what I would do is post the address for all to see in your area, so they can go after it.