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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Lovethebizz, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Lovethebizz

    Lovethebizz Junior Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 21

    Hey guys i normally do lawncare but now i am going into snow removal for something to do during the winter. As of right now i have a 21' toro blower and a Grizzley 700 (atv) with a 50' plow on it. I was wondering how you bid a driveway bye length and width and also how much you charge as the height of snow goes up. If anyone could help me that would be great. Also include prices on sidewalks and what not. I was thinking maybe you did it bye how many feet and also the depth of snow! Thanks alot....logan:waving:
  2. TorontoTN

    TorontoTN Junior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 13

    I would go with a fixed sum no matter what less headache no arguments everbody is happy!!!
  3. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    First YOU need to decide a few things...

    what will be your trigger?
    how long will it take you to do the job, and what is your time worth less expenses?
    and what is the average rate in your area?

    for my first couple jobs, I called another company and got an estimate on mine and my sisters driveways. I know it was dirty pool, but it gave me an idea of what to charge and then after I figured in the rest I was all set
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Best advice would be for you to go the "Bidding and Estimating" forum below and spend some time researching threads.
  5. SLLNorth

    SLLNorth Member
    Messages: 39

    This is the best advice you will get out of this thread!!