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How best to bid 100 to 120 residentials??

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by All Trades, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. All Trades

    All Trades Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 14

    I may be bidding on these 100 to 120 residentials, all owned by one company and all are near each other. I usually go with $30 to $40 for a normal sized residential per push. Is there a better way to do this type of a contract??

  2. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    well how close are they to each other if they are side by side thats great but if theres a little travel time you will need to raise that price butt its also what the rate is in your town we get any where from 75 to 100
  3. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Todd how close are these accounts, as far as drive time? My mom still pays 15 bucks for her driveway in Sun City. This guy has a ton of drives , and he hits them all with a bobcat. he must do 12 to 15 an hour. So not to bad.
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    If they were real close together I would try a tractor with a blower on it. Trucks aren't the fastest things for driveways and a blower would do a better job.
  5. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Thats what I did. Bidding 200 plus homes in one community. 90% of drives are the same. so I offered them all the same price to make things easier for me. going to come in with 5 foot blower and two walk behinds and make a day of it.