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Cost to Plow Residential Driveways

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Chris Rigsby, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,160

    Looks like @jonniesmooth already answered this, but see below.
    So, that $20 comes from this

    As far as this:
    You're getting into markup vs margin
    For example, with my decking business, I operate under 40% margins, which comes to 67% markup.

    If a deck costs me 10,000 to build, I charge $16,700 (rounded up from $16,666.67)
    If I just marked it up 40%, it would only come to $14,000, and only give me 29% margins.

    Edit: I'll also add that the 40% margins are gross margins, and also covers my overhead.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020 at 11:39 AM
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    What if it's 12 times in 1 day?
  3. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,160

    That was all just pure example numbers, so don't copy the numbers. You'll have to find your own break even costs, and also determine the time it will take for each drive (most aren't all the same like in the example).

    Best of luck to you. You found a great source for gathering advice, here on plowsite!
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  4. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
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  5. Jake's Lawn and Snow

    Jake's Lawn and Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Thank you, I understand.
    I copied and pasted it and customized it with my own numbers. I have everything I need from this thread.
    Thank you everyone. You've been most helpful.
  6. EWSplow

    EWSplow PlowSite Fanatic
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    Is it February 2nd..............................again?
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