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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by vince43m, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. vince43m

    vince43m Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello all new to the site I'm from west Michigan north Muskegon. I have a 06 GMC cc 2500hd with an adapted western unimount I have plowed before never in business for my self I helped a buddy with his route last year for something to do in the winter months (I get board easily) this year I will plow for my self nothing to big just a small operation to keep me busy during the winter months anyone from the area I'd be nice to talk maybe help out if ya get behind or need help I am a fabricator and my father owns a garage help with repairs during the storms anything at all really.
  2. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786


    Hope you learn all you want. Do you have a normal job?

    Make sure you have adequate insurance and know your costs.
  3. vince43m

    vince43m Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    im a contractor. i install fence from April till the snow comes im just looking to do something with my time. no i done have a day job during the winter i just sit at home or work on my hot rods but i have a guy that works for me and would like to keep him busy all winter to keep food on the table and so i don't lose him for next season i have million dollar gl i had snow management added for the winter months about 1400 a year for both things i do and the truck ins. is the same commercial that i carry all year long so i should be good as long as im not misinformed. not gonna do comm. lots this year just drives and shovel walkways with some salt. i wouldn't say that i have much experience but im not a dummy and i believe myself to have common sense. i have crunched a few number and have a good idea of what it will cost to run my rig and have added a small markup to make this some what profitable for my self. i hope to learn a lot this season and take my findings and put them into a better set up for next year. if it turns out to be less profitable i will not do it next season. the amount of information on this site is amazing iv been lurking for a month or so and have read so much and learned a lot.