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How much for driveways/parking lots

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by STREETGLIDE, Oct 11, 2009.


    from OHIO
    Messages: 42

    I am new to the plowing business and was wondering what an average small driveway is worth say 2 cars wide x 4 cars long. also what about parking lots the size of a small mcdonalds with salting.
  2. Exact Services

    Exact Services Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Since I don't have a plow and I clear driveways with snow blowers only I base my rates on at least $1+ a minute. I have what I believe to be the most time efficient blowers available in the USA. See my sig for equipment.

    Last winter with heavy snow a typical retirement community driveway fee would be $25-$30. If I'm already in the retirement park a super short single width driveway might go as low as $15 that is only 10 x 20 feet long plus a short walk. Non of these retirement driveways are conducive to trucks with plows. A friend of ours [not in the park] with a longer estate driveway would be $35-$45. On a prior storm a truck with a plow charged them $30 and it took him almost 30 minutes. But this is on a non-contract basis "call when you need me"...."pay at time of service". I advertise "No Contracts" in this community. I market this way specifically since the one contractor in the park who pretty much has a monopoly for the area that runs $250 to $380 or so per season and many of the retirees think they are getting soaked. :confused:

    Maybe that makes me a lowballer since I'm not charging $45 min for the 10' x 20' driveway. There is no way you could get that here.

    I would think if you're not pulling well over $2 a minute with a truck and plow your not doing well. :waving:
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009