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Could use some help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by joeybagadonutzz, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. joeybagadonutzz

    joeybagadonutzz Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I live in Philadelphia, Brand new at this industry. Probably going to sound like a complete idiot to some of you so please be nice...I am looking for going rate prices per for each item I list. Chevy 2500 HD with plow and V-box, two people shoveling, and a skid steer which I am going to rent which runs around 200 per 24 hr period. Plus salt, I was wondering how people figure a price for salt. I am here trying to do some homework so I don't make a fool out myself trying to build clientele. I am construction worker I buy rehab and sell homes, winter is normally slow, so just looking for some other ways to accrue some funds. Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated...ussmileyflag
  2. joeybagadonutzz

    joeybagadonutzz Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    per hour...sorry...
  3. bradlewislawnca

    bradlewislawnca Member
    Messages: 59

    i like to make it simple. if you have a salter then it is complicated but with bags. They take less than .5 man hours to spread 80 lbs and you can charge $20-40 per man hour. Plus a bit extra on the price of the materials so say the bag runs to $10 you can charge $15 cause you had to go buy it. Then you can charge $35 a 80 lb bag to spread. These are not my prices, but just a way to look at it. think of how long it'll take you and what you price it at. skid could be $90 - $150/hr, shovelers 20-40, salt by the pound or square footage of coverage on lot. plow around $50 (cheap as hell)- $100 deepening on your costs and goals.
  4. joeybagadonutzz

    joeybagadonutzz Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Here is a picture of what I am looking to price for snow removal...Any tips please would be fantastic...
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  5. joeybagadonutzz

    joeybagadonutzz Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I am not looking to get rich, just don't want to work for peanuts...Thanks for your input.
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    This will help you for sure

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