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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by thinksnow85, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. thinksnow85

    thinksnow85 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    !!!help!!! PER PUSH

    I have been plowing for myself for the past 3 years. I have a new customer that wants a per push price. However, I need to protect myself as I am new at bidding and I don't want to be screwed on these big storms. I need to set a minimum so they are aware and/or I don't be told come at the end of the storm or come every 8 inches. Does this seam fair?!?!?

    1.1-5.1 inches 1 visit
    5.2-9.2 inches 2 visits
    9.3-12 inches 3 visits????

    what about after 12 inches???
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  2. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    What part of Illinois of are you in? What is the average snowfall in your area?
  3. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    i have never done it and this is the first time i have ever been in a per trip contract but this is how they did it.
    2"-3.9": $75

    those prices are just random examples. and I wouldnt ever let my properties get over 8" so you can keep going to be safe but it would be quite rough plowing that much.
  4. thinksnow85

    thinksnow85 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am mostly in dupage county (Carol Stream) area and some cook county (des Plaines). We average 2-4 inches an event. It all depends, it Chicago weather it's unpredictable.
  5. thinksnow85

    thinksnow85 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I am talking about per push not per event.
  6. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    that would be per push. If i show up and there is 2.5 inches i charge $75. if i go again that day and there is 5 inches i charge another $140.
  7. thinksnow85

    thinksnow85 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    If its per push its the same rate everytime you come out
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You need to tell them how you work before you give out pricing.
  9. awhip

    awhip Member
    Messages: 63

    So if it snows 10" you bill for $415?
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Are we talking about residential or commercial customers
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    All weather is unpredictable.
  12. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    You are pricing by the inch if you're breaking it down that way. Per push would be every 2" i charge $20 (example). 4" is ($40), so on and so on. 2" would be your trigger and you would try to be there to plow each time there i 2" (although not always nessecary due to night, you are elsewhere on route, etc.)

    For someone who has been plowing your yourself, I am guessing you mean your own driveway and not other customers I hope :dizzy: