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Plowing a 24 Hour Fitness Center Parking Lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ajstabosz, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. ajstabosz

    ajstabosz Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    There is a chicagoland fitness center i will be bidding on. The property is open 24 hours the main lot is about 190 ft by 170 ft. (32,000 sq ft.) and there is a 90 by 10ft walkway to the front doors that needs to be cleared by a snow blower. As well as a 90 by 10 ft driveway in the back that needs to be cleared by a snowblower for a garbage truck to get in. Avg annual snowfall for this area is about 37 inches. What would be a good per push/ with salt rate, and would would be a good annual set price? It needs to be cleared very consistently because the property is in use 24 hours a day.
  2. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Before someone else comes along and rips you a new one.

    To start we need to know what you are thinking in terms of pricing, and then others will come in an comment better about pricing. This thread isn't a "bid this for me". Once we know what your pricing is we can chime in and give comments on it, or say high or low.

    Also, why does the walkway have to be snow blown? Assuming you will have to plow there no matter what time of day and guessing there is a 2-3" trigger, a shoveler could easily clear it. And a plow could get that garbage truck driveway.

    (Screenshot of map is also a good idea)
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    250/4in of snow with salt 450.

    Just salt, 200.
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Sorry, just wanted to end thread....how many more of these... "Give me my price" ones
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    245/4 in of snow with salt 425.

    Just salt, 175.

    Seriously, have you priced anything else before? What is your hourly cost--overhead, labor, profit? What is your salt cost?

    Why are you asking for help pricing in the first place?
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
  6. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Don't worry, I feel the same way. Im saving my response so I can copy and paste it before I end up jumping out my window, and Im on the third floor.
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    Settle down there Mooks...

    To the OP..If you dont know how to price it..should you really be doing it..

    Figure out all that Einstein said..Costs..Overhead..Etc then bidit if you have to
  8. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    Hey Einstein, shouldn't you have bid it like this.
    Equipment plus Man hrs Cost times 2 for profit
  9. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I like what you did there.