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Partial plow/push? How do you charge.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Blink74, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Blink74

    Blink74 Member
    Messages: 30

    Hello all. This is my first post, although I've been lurking for some time.

    I'm new to snow removal this year. I have a couple of commercial accounts and a handfull of residential accounts.

    My question is how do you guys handle partial pushes? With recent storm we had I did a couple pushes on my comercial accounts where I could only clear the runways and open areas due to cars on the lot. A lot that normally takes 1.5 hrs only took 1 hr. Also, one client requested I come back a clear an area normally not cleared. Should I prorate the charges?
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2007

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Yes you should do a billing of 50% then come back with a 75 to 100% for clean-up. State this in your contract so its clear to your customer thou. My .02 cents
  3. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    If it is a busy lot, I mark it as business hours & charge the same rate. It actually takes me longer to push a full lot because I can't push it to the sides & have to go all the way to the end, not to mention all of the moving obstacles.