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Double Check

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jeffslawnservic, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. jeffslawnservic

    jeffslawnservic Member
    Messages: 70

    Just wanted to see if this seemed right or if I am way off. Parking lot is 16,500 sq feet. Sidewalks come out to 1000 sq feet. With calcium on walks and bagged salt on the lot. The lot includes a drive thru and areas to put snow are minimal.

    Salting- $110
    1-2.99 $125
    3-5.99 $250
    6-8.99 $375
    9-11.99 $500
    12-15$ 650
    Per inch above 15 inches $ 35

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Every area is different, you could probably get your 1-3" price here but the rest wouldn't fly. You might want to go hourly sooner 8"?
  3. jeffslawnservic

    jeffslawnservic Member
    Messages: 70

    How does this look?

    Salting- $110
    1-2.99 $125
    3-5.99 $200
    6-8.99 $275
    9-11.99 $375
    12-15$ 500
    Per inch above 15 inches $ 35
  4. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    personally at 8" id go hourly.
  5. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    why not go with per push? i never got the hole per inch deal just charge them $235.00 per push and have a 2" trigger
  6. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Could not agree more!payup
  7. srl28

    srl28 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    ^^Good so I'm not the only one left that does per push lol! It's worked for us for years now. Every new account that comes across my desk, I think about bidding it differently but wind up going back to per push. It covers our butt well, its easier for keeping track of things, accounting, billing, etc. We've had plenty of 2 to 4" storms where we'll push and salt once and make out very well.
  8. jeffslawnservic

    jeffslawnservic Member
    Messages: 70

    I am relatively new to bidding snow so is it wrong if i give the client 2 prices one per inch and one per push andlet him choose. My original price was basically a per push price be cause I was asked to clear the property every 3 inches since it is open 24/7
  9. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    So, on say a 150k square foot property, you are going to charge the same amount to push 8" as you would 1" ?

    For let's say an office building... How do you justify to the property manager why you pushed and charged 4 times between 9pm and 6am, when there's no reason it should have been plowed more than 1 time.
  10. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    screw both methods. bid it seasonal and don't worry about how many times u push in a day or if the customer is going to be happy about how much he is being charged.

    seasonal lets you keep it as clean as you want it.Seasonals = bare pavement = New customers = more money
  11. agurdo17

    agurdo17 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    why would you push 4 times over night? unless it was a zero tolerance or gas station.