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large commercial

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by OhioPaver, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. OhioPaver

    OhioPaver Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    We do residential & small commercial currently & want to grow into large commercial next season. We use bagged salt now but will be moving to bulk salt, can anyone help us with how to price per ton & is there any special way to price plowing. Thanks
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Welcome to Plowsite.

    We price salt as "per ton applied".I've found it's the only way it works out well around here.Basically you just bill out what you put down (rounded up).Your application fee is included in the price per ton.We have a 1 ton min for contract customers and a 2 ton min for call-in customers.You will have to know what the going price per ton is in your area,and then add in your cost to apply and markup.We buy at 53.00 ton and sell it for 100.00 a ton applied.May be different in your area.Talk to some people in your area to see how others are doing it and what they chargde,so your in the ballpark.You will probably need an area to store and load your salt so you can buy in bulk.It usually too expensive if you just pick it up as needed.

    For pricing the plowing,go with a seasonal contract if you can,so your covered if it doesn't snow.Usually based on average time (hours) to plow X hourly rate X number of annual snow events,give or take.Again,talk to others in your area to see what they charge.If your particular local doesn't accept seasonal pricing,now may be the time to try to introduce it.
  3. OhioPaver

    OhioPaver Junior Member
    Messages: 5


    Thanks for the help & reply