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Help with townhome bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jhakarter, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. jhakarter

    jhakarter Member
    Messages: 32


    Looking for help pricing this as a per storm price. It is a ground of townhomes, I believe around 15 exact number I am unsure of as the list is in my truck. it is plowing and shoveling everything, all drives, up to door, and the main drive. Most everything i have bid this year has been per hour not per push. Looking for a little help. The driveways are double wide and just over one car length long. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  2. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    no help?

    85 views and no help? Pricing depends greatly upon where in the upper midwest you are. You need to move towards per-time billing if you want to make any real money, otherwise, the more skilled you become... the less money you make, right? Your true rate of production should equal at least twice your "published" hourly rate. It is ok to run trucks around at those rates for follow-up work, etc... but during prime time you should be earning more.

    Typically, cleaning the main aisles of townhomes is prime time with a hard deadline when you are under the gun on all of your accounts, so figure double your hourly rate and how long you think it will take (with travel), and multiply by number of average snowfalls in your area.

    You probably do a follow-up during the daytime when cars have left the drives and also do sidewalks then. You can do the same for this as above, but stay closer to your true hourly rate. Add the two together and divide by number of months 5-6, and there is your monthly retainer. Good Luck.
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    What is a good hourly rate....For midwest.area.......
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    1 million dollars.


    mmmm Salary, change your mind yet? :waving:
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  5. jhakarter

    jhakarter Member
    Messages: 32

    For 1 million bucks? sure ill do salary haha but otherwise negative lol, I guess I didnt need help anyways guys i think I have it all taken care of, Thanks
  6. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I may be a newbie here posting, but I would have to believe you know your bottomline per hour...yes?