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Driveway prices

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bdub5134, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Bdub5134

    Bdub5134 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 5

    What's a good price to plow a typical 1-2 car driveway maybe 10-20 yards with a good 8-12' ??wesport
  2. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    8-12ft? Couple hundred.
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 722

    12', $5-600
  4. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    WOAH!!!!! FEET??!??!!!?

    Assuming you meant 8-12 INCHES??? haha
  5. Bdub5134

    Bdub5134 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 5

    Yeah i met 8-12 inches. Sorry
  6. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    You're in Indiana? Metro? Here on East Coast it matters where you are…answer truly is get what you can - give a price and then talk about it…tell them what you bring to the table. Talk salt - Cal - whatever - left them know you know what you are talking about. Give them your pricing for 3-6, 6-10, 10+ --- however you want to do it...
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    One time deal I assume...$100.00
  8. snowbelt5

    snowbelt5 Member
    Messages: 51

    $35.00 bucks. That's about all I could get in my area. would love to get more, but I guess I wasn't raised a plumber and get $80.00 for fixing a leaky pipe with a pipe wrench that takes two minutes.
  9. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    $35 is all u can get for 8-12"? Wow! I would try for more, but u know your area!
  10. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    When I started doing drives 6 years ago. I thought it was outrageous to get $40 to $60 to do a two car garage driveway.

    Then I learned that people were getting $75 to $90. Talk about shock. Back in the 1970's people did not want to pay a kid $10 with a shovel.

    Keep raising your prices each storm. Because if you are getting every job you quote your prices are to low.
  11. UltraLwn&Lndscp

    UltraLwn&Lndscp Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    Its depends on if you are pushing or pulling! obstacles, gravel or pavement, etc...Pushing a rectangle 3 crisp 20's or 4 dingy ones. pulling $100 with that much snow. This is my price where I live. I dislike cold calls and I know there are plenty around that will do it cheaper and I don't care.
  12. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    This cannot easily be answered everywhere is so different. It depends on how much snow you get per season. Areas where you get more annual snowfall tend to get less per push than areas that get fewer events. I hire a contractor to plow my vacation home in New Hampshire and he gets less per season then I get in two events in massachusetts and he plows 15-20 times per year.
  13. mark268

    mark268 Member
    Messages: 81

    Indiana Standard 4 car straight drive; 8" will cost you $60, 12" will cost you $90. If they don't want to pay a lowballer can have them, I make more on commercials anyway...
  14. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Use PLOWZ 25.00 for a 1-2 car drive.:dizzy:
  15. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I'm from indiana and on an 8" storm the least I get is $50 on even the smallest driveway. the most I get on my biggest driveway is $70.

    on an 12" storm the least I charge is $75 on my smallest of driveways and $105 on my largest.

    I charge per push and make multipul visits for 6" or more. 6-10 is generally a 2 visit event and 12 is a 3 visit event. haven't really seen much over 12 and not sure how many visits I'd get. at least 3.
  16. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    Are those prices per push or per event?
  17. yardguy28

    yardguy28 Senior Member
    Messages: 485

  18. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    The way I read that, is that on an 8 inch storm, you get $50, and go out 2 times, therefore $25 per push.

    Your pricing structure is very confusing.
  19. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    $80 up to 9 niches, past that hide your wallet. Over 9 inches is base price plus $90 hr, that includes drive time.
  20. Tcp

    Tcp Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    wow 35 bucks, my driveway is 2 wide 2 long and i pay kids 60 bucks to shovel it while im out plowing