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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by snowish10, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013
  2. fairwaymowing

    fairwaymowing Member
    Messages: 90

    Per push: ~ $150
    Lot Salting would be ~$150 (need a decent size tailgate salter 700-800 pound capacity)
    Shoveling: ~$50

    What do you think?
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Bidding snow & ice

    We offer a Snow & Ice Management Bidding Package that Includes:

    #1 Snow & Ice Management Manual – this is a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of snow & ice management for both residential and commercial accounts. Also includes application rates for many different deicing materials.

    #2 Snow & Ice Management CD full of over 20 templates for contracts, route sheets, hours of operation sheets, Who’s first, proposal formats, don’t take the risk template for clients, sample invoices, sample marketing forms and much more. All these templates are in Microsoft Word format and are completely customizable to your business.

    #3 Snow & Ice Management Quick Estimator CD – calculates per push, per event, hourly or season contracts. Also calculates material application rates for both granular and liquid applications for any deicing material that you may be using. This CD also calculates time and material for application of material, and hand labor as well. This CD runs in Microsoft Excel and is not software. You simply fill in the blanks and you have your estimate.

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    Go to www.profitsareus.com or call us at 800-845-0499 to order. Feel free to call us with any questions you might have as well. Being a full-service lawn & landscaping business myself since 1979, I know what a contractor is looking for; something simple, accurate and professional. This package is it. Total cost for all four items $199.95.
  4. rtreads

    rtreads Junior Member
    from Denver
    Messages: 29

    I have charged (and currently hold the contract) as much as $245 for a lot that size with comparable shoveling and plowing needs.