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Per push vs. annual contract

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rwdelling, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. rwdelling

    rwdelling Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Can I get thoughts on this from some of you with experience?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Seasonal. This area around 25-30 pushes make a seasonal contract.
  3. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    We do all per push. Makes the bidding a little easier since you do not have to worry about undercutting yourself if there is a big winter. Downfall is a lot of paperwork with no guaranteed amount of money every year. In cases like last year we had two plowable events and salted 9 times it would of been great to have an annual contract with a set amount no matter what. I can't speak for everyone but a lot of it has to do with personal preference and the types of accounts you are going after. To some the only way they will take on a new customer is with an annual contract only.

    Annual Contract = $$$ (When Bid Properly & An Average Winter)
    Per Push = $$$ (With A Good Season & Good Bid)

    Either way when done right there is payup to be had.
  4. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    Same frequecy, mostly seasonal and enough per pushes to offset the events operating expenses.