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How would you charge this drive?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by fisher_ma, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. fisher_ma

    fisher_ma Junior Member
    from SE Mass
    Messages: 21

    So I was giving a price to a homeowner when she mentioned that her neighbors were looking for someone to plow them out the thing is the neighbors share one U shaped driveway. How would you guys go about charging them would you charge one fee and let them split it up or charge each one half of the price?
  2. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    I'm in a similar situation myself and wondering the same thing. I'll be watching this thread. I'm working on a 1/4 mile dirt drive with three separate paved drives coming off of it to three neighbors.

    I'm thinking to come up with a price for the 1/4 mile dirt road, then divide that by three and add that to the individual prices for each paved driveway. That's assuming I get all 3 neighbors to sign. If not, I could also give my regular customer a price to do the entire place and let them split it up and get sent one check. Either way it's kind of messy. This is tough because they all share the common dirt lane so they all benefit from getting it plowed. But one neighbor might have a 4x4 truck on super swampers and not care if it's plowed or not. I'm torn on this one.
  3. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i have multiple shared drives that i do. when bidding, i ask if they'd like one price for all (and they can dividie up as they see fit), or if they'd like my take on what the breakout should be.

    most people go for the later, but some like to break it up in their own.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Charge twice the amount as a normal drive send the bill to one of them and they can fight it out on the split.