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Need pricing help

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ladder6, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ladder6

    ladder6 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I did a big landscape job for a Dr in town this spring. He and I have become good friends and he asked if I would take care of plowing and sidewalk cleanup at his building along with the mowing and maintenance. It is a brand new building with a 5' walk. Building is 60*80 with the walk going along 3 sides of the building. As for the parking lot, 30 parking spots and one big center island in the shape of an "I". The parking lot is approx. 150*100. I also need to sand the lot and sidewalks. I am new to plowing this year and have no idea what a fair price is in CT. I heard anywhere from $150-$850. Any help or advice would be great. I need to make sure it's worth my while considering I will need to add on plow insurance to my $1,000,000 coverage. Thanks for your help and advice!
  2. Kodiakguy

    Kodiakguy Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    What about a plow? Do you have one? Is this the only one you will be doing? $150 to $850 a what? Season? Push?
  3. ladder6

    ladder6 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a gmc 2500 hd with a fisher v-plow, also have a skidsteer, blower and shovels. So far this is the first account, if I choose to take it but will be looking for a few others and maybe some residentials. Nothing crazy just a few to put some cash in the pocket over winter.
    I was told per push up to certain "amounts" of snow.
  4. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Lot; 150 x100: 15,000 sq ft, should take 20-30 min or less considering you hav a V
    Walks: (2) 5x60+5x80= 1000 sqft; I would guess another 20 minutes, depending on conditions of snow.
    Salt (we don't sand): About 200lbs for lot, calium 1 maybe 2 bags.

    Your market will dictate what you get per hour, etc Thes are numbers for a 2-3 inch push. I generally don't believe in the graduated pushing ie; 2-4" one price, 4-6" another price & so on. It should be done multiple times if there is more than 2-3 inches IMO, more trip should equal more money in the end & less wear on equipment. You start trying to push 6+ inches of wet spring snow, you start breaking stuff fast.