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Need help bidding first commercial site

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by brookberryslawn, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. brookberryslawn

    brookberryslawn Junior Member
    from Newton
    Messages: 2

    Site has two buildings and two entrances from the highway. Looks to be approx 1.5 acres and estimated to take an hour and a half to do all the work

    Have to shovel the main sidewalks in front of both buildings & salt, plow and salt driveway.

    Will be plowing with 1" min and every 4" from that point on.

    http://www.findlotsize.com?e=40.963...reen Pkwy, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849:measure:0


    Let me know what you would bid and itemize?

  2. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Are they looking for seasonal bid or hourly price? Do you have a snowblower or hand bombing it all?
  3. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    What kind of business is it, hotel special clean up time at check out, restaurant?
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Every 4" you serious Clark!!!! Every 1 inch then 4 after that, how's that supposta work? I'm kinda lost on that one.
    Are those your rules or there's?
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    He means minimum to drop the plow is 1 inch, but in bigger storms plow every 4 inches..

    Here, my market, I would get $275 per push, $225 to sand and salt, $70 to blow the walks, and $30 plus the cost of calcium or whatever to treat the walks.
    $80 to return for cleanups when cars move..
  6. brookberryslawn

    brookberryslawn Junior Member
    from Newton
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the replies...
    Yes meant 1" trigger and for bigger storms plow every 4".

    It is a commercial building business office and huge day care building.
    They are not looking for seasonal pricing and per storm pricing or if ice per week... he is flexible and just wants me to stay on top of it and I can control how much salt and when to push he said