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how to price

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by semper fi, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. semper fi

    semper fi Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2

    I have a driveway too a camp that is 7/8 of a mile long with a 270ft. by 65ft. parking area.It is all gravel and takes around an 1 1/4 hours. I have been charging $85.00 a push.I drive a 2011 chevy 2500hd with a boss 8'-2" v plow. Is this to low.
  2. 00bluegtp

    00bluegtp Member
    Messages: 71

    sounds to low to me
  3. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    I would be at least $100.00
  4. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Sounds low

    I would never tell anyone what to charge, but the value of your service is worth much more than $85. The risk isn't worth the reward in my opinion.
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Very well said Wayne only we know what we need to make to make a profit some might be cheaper and some might be more
  6. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    sounds low to me also. try and give them a seasonal price now that you want to up it.
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    What does per push means ?
  8. semper fi

    semper fi Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2

    per push is each time you plow
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I shoot for $100 an hour for plowing so I'd go for $125. Like everyone else said, your price may vary. I do have a little bigger plow than you so maybe I can charge a bit more per hour?