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How to price to plow roads and apply Ice melt

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Snow Rookie, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Snow Rookie

    Snow Rookie Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey guys! Last season was my first year and we did mostly parking lots. This year we have an opportunity to bid on 4 home developments. I was wondering do I price it by time or do I price by lane mile? Ice melt is tricky for me, last year I priced ice melt about $1.00 a pound but at that rate it would be expensive for these developements. Does anybody have a different way to price it?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well you can go through 700 lbs per lane mile on salt.
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Know your costs

    There are many ways to price any job. Just be sure to calculate your selling price regardless of how you submit it to the client on your company's cost per hour of operation.