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lot openings/cleanups ?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by vmj, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    wondering how u guys handle opening up lots during day time storms and cleaning up after hours where cars were parked all day. Do you include it in your set 1-3 ect pricing or charge sepeate.. Thanks
  2. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    I open them up and clean up after all the cars are gone. It is in the pricing.
  4. RonWin

    RonWin Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    How does one handle lots that are never fully emptied of cars? E.i. apartment lots?
  5. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    only do drive lanes and move on . roads in and out .
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    Put a set of forks on your skid and move the cars to all ready plowed areas? LoL

    Guessing you have to show up later and hope the cars have moved so you can clean those areas?
  7. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Clean drive lanes and spaces wider then 2-3 cars, and call it good.
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I clean everything I can, where there is no Cars each time I visit the site. Then after hours clean where cars was park
  9. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 370

    Peice it to include one return trip after the storm, if spots are still full after that its their problem.
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    On my Complex's day after the storm I do a clean up everybody moves there cars to clean spots. It base on hourly rate.
  11. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    My condos have a clean up time. It's a scheduled time the day after a storm when all cars are moved off the property so we can do a proper clean up. If a car doesn't move the building manager has it towed. Having a set clean up time of course costs them. I build it Ito there seasonal pricing. My busniess lots are opened up by 6 am if the storm allows if not we maintain the drive lanes through out the day and go back after hours to do there clean up.
  12. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    I have all my prices 1-3 etc I charge extra to come and doo main runs during daytime storms and extra if I have to come back after hours to clean spots.. Just wondering if this is a good way of doin it or shound I go up a little on my inch prices to cover the return trips.?
  13. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    is this wrong to have contract set up this way???
  14. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    clean up time sounds like the way to go for sure
  15. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    If you getting away with it that's kool

    I use run that type Contracts 1-3 , 4-7 etc

    Here a lot others did to that's the hard part.
    You might charge extra for clean ups and Joe snow wouldn't. So when you trying get new jobs. Customers didn't understand and would say it snowed 3'' they was going only pay for 3'' of service not the extra fee for the clean up.
    One reason I went to per visit it has less stress and easier to track and No calls asking about the extra fee over the agreed 3'' price.
  16. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I charge a certain amount to plow drive lanes and salt during business hrs. Then I charge the full amount (I charge per push) later when all employees are gone. The way I need to move snow requires plowing over cleared lanes and resalting everything. I make much more money on daytime snows.