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few quick questions

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by StableP, Sep 11, 2004.


whats more profitable 1st year

  1. All Residential

  2. All Commerial

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  1. StableP

    StableP Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    How do most people see their revenue, through seasonal contracts at the Start of a season or per push calls when ever it snow.

    Two more question please with a one man crew how many k-mart parking lots could one do in a day?

    How many large driveways one can you do in a day?

    First year plowing by myself 1 truck, estimated seasonal Net $45000
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    My advise is to stick with driveways the first year. Retail/commercial can get you in trouble real quick. Get maybe ten to fifteen driveways to get some experience and plan to expand next year.

    Not sure where you're from (rural or metropolitan), but $45,000 net is real ambitious. Even for gross the first year. Let's say you get 15 storms/yr and average $35 per driveway. That's $525 per driveway per season. You'd need 86 driveways. That's for gross. Looking another way, let's say you get $125/hr. You need 360 hours over the season. Again, that's for gross. Figureing that same 15 storms you need to bill 24 hours per storm. Figureing costs at will be 25% of gross, you'll need 108 driveways or 30 billable hours per storm for 15 storms.