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New to Site-Considering Commercial work for next year

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Ray3, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Ray3

    Ray3 Junior Member
    Messages: 1


    My name is Ray, from Elkton, MD, and new to this site. I have found a good deal of info already, and I am thankful for that.

    However as my post said, I am considering commercial work. If this forum is like any other I am on, this topic has been discussed since this site was created. However, I am having trouble finding what I am looking for by searching the site.

    I will post my questions but if someone has a quick way of getting me a link to the info I am looking for that would be great as well.

    I used to plow with a friend and they did a big shopping center hourly. And we usually averaged about 30 hrs/storm. 2 plow trucks (1 with salter), two skid loaders with boxes, and about 10 guys shoveling.

    1. Contracts - Does anyone have a commercial template or sample?
    a. How does a company go about getting contracts? Send letters to owners/property managers asking to bid? Do you send a contract with the bid for review?

    2. From what I've read on here, it seems by the push is a better way to price, but I can see how that depends on the site. I know this is vague, but any general info to get me going about pricing would be great. For example, knowing when to charge per push or per hour.

    I'm sure I'll have more questions once I get further along but any info to start me off would be great. Thank you
  2. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    You can get a good Pretty basic template from SIMA, if you join them, pricing jobs you'll be better to do per push than hourly.

    As far as getting jobs, cold calls and advertising, then give them a bid.