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Figuring a bid for deicing.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mike_dmt, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mike_dmt

    mike_dmt Member
    Messages: 39

    I've done some homework, and have all my preliminary numbers together. But, I was wondering what the best way to bid for liquid deicing.

    Do I go strictly by how many gallons I put down? If so, what is a decent markup per gallon?

    Should I go by time?? X amount time + material?

    One account will be on contract so I want to err on my side. But the rest will be on a per app basis.

    Anything helps, thanks!
  2. Snowdog22

    Snowdog22 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Here in central Iowa the price of mag. chloride is $1.15 a gallon. This is the third year I have done deicing, and I have always done by the gallon. This year I am charging $3.15 a gallon. Hope this helps.
  3. mike_dmt

    mike_dmt Member
    Messages: 39

    Thats what I was hoping to hear. Is your price for residential the same as commercial?
  4. mike_dmt

    mike_dmt Member
    Messages: 39

    Does this sound right to the rest of you guys?

    I know you dont like to quote prices on here too much. I just wanted to see if I'm close.