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New Hampshire driveways

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by earl964, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. earl964

    earl964 Member
    Messages: 54

    Can some one tell me what to charge for an average two car wide by 40' straight driveway
  2. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I'm doing $30 for similar driveways up to 9" of snow, 1.5 times that up to 18", and double for 18+

    I'll add $5 to any place I have to get out (ie: shovel). I also round up to the nearest 5 (so a driveway & walkway cleared by plow and shovel at 12" will be $55 not 52.50).
  3. earl964

    earl964 Member
    Messages: 54

    I see that you are from Concord are those rates comparable to Salem
    Thanks for the quick response
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    All depends on where you are. Guys on the seacoast where the money is are getting twice what I can get here, and it's probably even cheaper up north in the sticks. A lot depends on how many people in your area doing it too. You get a million scrapheap plowtrucks working for cash under the table with no insurance like say Nashua, no habla, and it drives the prices down cause they'll do it for $10 bucks,

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    I set my minimum at $35 and go up from there depending on the configuration of the driveway.
    Minimum is a straight push in and pile the snow off the back end (not many like this) My cheapest is $35 and my most expensive to date is $75 (this is a one lane driveway into a lot area belonging to a small construct. co.) The others range from $40 to $45 to $50

    Additional pushes are discounted as this seems to be a good selling point for new accounts. This may change as my accounts build to the point where I can tighten my route and weed out PITA driveways or customers. By the way, this year so far I have not done any additional pushes...just the way the storms have worked out...
    I bid 2 $35 driveways for the same customer this morning (2 different addresses) and the guy called and said he had found someone cheaper...tight market out there!
  6. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    yeah. i got em. my minimum is 30.


    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    LOL...I just now "got" your joke...! BTW I went by one of the 2 houses with the $35 driveways during the last couple of storms as it's right down my street, and when I was done plowing his were still not done and there were like 4-5 cars all jammed into the driveway...good luck!
  8. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Earl, be advised.....BRIBRIUS RUNS from the NH/MA Border, Northward. If I were you, I would get out before you get in too deep. That guy crushes competitors, and eats them for breakfast.....He is a plowing giant from what I understand....
  9. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    no need for plow

    With all that hot air floating around N.H. the past week there shouldn't be any snow left!!LOL
  10. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Tell me about it, lol. Average is 25 - $30 and up for me. If I have to backdrag at all I add $10 automatically. 2 wide and 2 deep with a straight push thru is $25 Not many of those. Most of mine are $35 - $45. Plus I have 2 decent comm parking lots both stores. Plus I sub for 2 different guys. I get $50 an hour from 1 and 60 an hour from the other.
  11. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Anyone looking to sub with some driveways in Nashua starting almost immediately? Call me.... 494-1735


  12. mtnzone

    mtnzone Member
    Messages: 82

    do you guys change your pricing when your driveways are dirt compared to pavement??