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How much to charge on this Drive?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by karrar0079, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. karrar0079

    karrar0079 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I'm new at plow this year and am wondering want price to bid on this drive way.. ? The people are new to my church and said they thought the other quotes were high. any have a guess on what to charge? and i'm prolly going to tell them i'll do their walk for free

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  2. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    $265 up to 2"...and another $53 for each additional 2"
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Couple things here:

    1st Look at the neighborhood... They are very well off, why would you shovel their walks for free?

    2nd Everyone thats shopping for quotes says the other guys are high... its because we know our costs and have to charge accordingly.

    3rd No I'm not giving you a price as it varies greatly by regions but don't do anything for free!...When your tranny goes, do you think the mechanic is going to replace it for free?
  4. nv_my_z71

    nv_my_z71 Member
    Messages: 36

    No but the homeowner will gladly pay for it because they feel bad LOL sorry I had to
  5. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    Simple push on Grosse Ile...

    Nothing less then $45-50 a push. Thats including walks. But I have other houses right around the corner.
  6. karrar0079

    karrar0079 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    i told them $35
  7. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I figure that I want to make at least $2.00 per minute when I'm plowing residentials. Use that for a guideline.
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Hard to tell how long that driveway is but from trying to scale it with house size,trees,etc. I would say 150-200' long.If that was my account here by me in NY,it would be at least $60 up to 6'',$90 for 6''+ and no sidewalks.
  9. Dr Who

    Dr Who Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I am sure they can find someone on craigslist who will do it for 10 bucks walkway and all