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How much work do you have?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MileHigh, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Post how many accounts you and your company handle each storm, what equipment you run, commercial, residential, or industrial, and If you are a sub contractor or the contract holder.

    ^^Just interested^^^

    - 2 trucks I own, and one truck I sub to.
    - 8 Commercial Accounts. 2 are quite large.
    - Sub Contractor on 7 of 8 accounts.
    - 04 f250 w/hinker, and 98 f150 w/meyer...both have wings.
    - 4-6 shovelers.

    Still seems small...except for when there is snow flyin...
  2. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    2 Trucks I Own
    95 Chevy Tahoe 7.5 Western
    95 Chevy Suburban 7.5 Western with wings
    1 Toro Snow Blower Comm Grade
    1 Walk guy
    2 medium size Commercial
    9 Small Commercial Gas stations-Laundromat's-(ECT)
    40 Residential (all within 2.5 miles)

    I would like to Get a bit more Commercial but I mow a lot of Residential that I have been doing for over 5 years. Commercial is so CUT THROAT here in Michigan people have drove the price of commercial plowing down so far in the past 5 years its crazy.
  3. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    2 main trucks (see signature)
    90% residential, 10% commercial - all my accounts - no subbing on plowing. I will be doing a little sub work for another guy but just for sanding a couple accounts.

    Both trucks run 6+ hours on an up to 6" storm. 25 miles from one end of route to the other. Main route of accounts that have got be done by a certain time though is much tighter, more like 10 miles.
  4. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I can't release total # till people get their heads out of fall and into winter ....
    As of now 2 Commercial and 6 residentials which will multiply once it hits 33 degrees...
  5. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    we have 18 commercial, and 25 driveways as of now on the books, 07 chev silverado duramax, 8.2 boss v-blade, sno-x tailgate salter,06 chev silverado duramax, 8.2 boss v-blade, western tailgate salter, 08 chev 1 ton dump, duramax, 9'2 boss v-blade, bulk tailgate salter, 00 dodge 2500 8' western straight blade,95 yukon, 7.6 western straight blade, 96 ranger 6.5" western sub compact plow, 04 mustang 2074 skid steer with a 1yd snow bucket, 6 snow blowers
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    TOO much. This is like comparing the size of our *****......
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    same route as last year pretty much...

    1 - 1.2 million SF lot
    3 - 400,000 SF-500,000 SF lots
    3 - 250,000 SF lots
    9 - 75,000 SF-100,000 SF lots
    4 - Gas Stations
    and we aid the local hospital in plowing
    all in four towns, Hamlin, Brockport, Spencerport and Batavia.

    all of this with just a 16 man crew: 1 tractor, 1 sicard truck, 5 loaders, 1 backhoe, 2 6-wheelers, 5 pick ups, 1 skid.
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    but i did lose out on the Wal-Mart bid through USM, was told i was 25% high lol...oh well, lawsuits are on them, not me

    JKMATHIEU Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    47 large commecial
    5 residential
  10. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    don't know exact numbers, but it goes something like this

    over 200 residential
    6-8 condo's (6 confirmed 2 maybes) anywhere from 40-200units per condo
    7 banks, 5 with parking areas
    8-12 small commerical (under 100 parkins spaces) still waiting for some confirmations
    2 large commerical (6 acres or larger) still waiting for one confirmation
  11. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    25 accounts
    -12 commerical med to small size
    -13 residential (more when the snow flys)
    -always looking for more
    I hold all contracts but 2 i sub for from out of state (national contract)
    2 personal trucks (see below)
    3 early morning subs
    1 day shift sub
  12. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Something like :
    5 Condo Associations(hate em all)
    22 Small Business(don't like most of these)
    24 Larger Business Office Buildings/Office Parks(like em)
    17 Warehouse/Industrial Buildings(love em)
    13 Large Retail(they're OK)

    27 Trucks with plows, pickups to 33k S/A Dumps
    7 Salters
    8 Skid Steers
    3 Backhoes w/ pushers
    8 Subs- all Pick ups
    1 RamRod
    1 Quad
    6 Shovel Crews with loads of shovels and snowblowers
  13. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    resi about 10 driveways chevy truck with fisher plow.
  14. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I lost everything I did to low ballers. I'm now heading to the welfare line.

  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I call them raisin baggers.;) And I have just enough work to keep the bank of my bank.
  16. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    The "bank of my Bank"? What does that mean in american? Lol

    And me to. Shold keep the "Cold hand of death" mostly happy for the winter.

  17. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    1 - 14 ac.
    2 - 9 ac.
    1 - 2 ac.
    10 - 1/2 to 3/4 ac. types
    25 - resi's
    no subs
    with equip. in sig plus adding 2 - v boxes, a plow to '08 and possibly 2 - JD 310 hoe's with 12' boxes
  18. Michigansnowkin

    Michigansnowkin Member
    Messages: 75

    2 houses all within 25 sq miles
  19. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    very low so far, I think everone is broke even my old customers are holding back so far.

    I have ADs out in the papers but only got a few calls but they seemed to just trying to get lower prices to get there current guys to lower there prices, I didn't help them much LOL

    I think they were waiting for me to say 30 bucks I don't think so for a 500 FT driveway

    down to one truck and only like 10 res accounts
  20. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    This will be my 2nd year doing Snow removal. Last year I did 14 large rural driveways and 1 gas station. This year I am just sub, Next year I will jump in with both feet.
    2008 Bobcat S300 with 8ft plow and snow bucket.
    Just added a 09 F-350 with a 8.5 boss
    Hopefully for next year we will put a Boss V on one of our other trucks and a pusher on my JD 7330