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Poll of Prefered Bidding Technique.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MileHigh, Oct 18, 2010.


Your prefered bidding/billing techniques.

Poll closed Aug 14, 2012.
  1. Per Occurence

  2. Per Event

  3. Seasonal

  4. Hourly

  5. I bill out in cases of beer.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Vote on your preferred ways of bidding and billing out? You can choose more than one. Explain if you want

    I used to be an hourly kinda guy..But know that I have a mixture of accounts..I realize that on the non-hourly accounts I will be making MUCH more hourly that I could get away billing out for on paper. I just submitted 20 seasonal bids...and realize that with steady income coming in during the winter months would be freaking PRICELESS....wouldn't even matter if we got a heavy year...it still would be covered...just hope the bids go through.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Crap I accidently Clicked hourly
  3. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    all we do is seasonal
  4. dumbyankee

    dumbyankee Member
    Messages: 66

    I didnt know we could bill out for BEER.
  5. msu1510

    msu1510 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 128

    we have a mix btwn hourly, per visit and seasonal. but more per visit than the other two.
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    So far your the only one! lol I hate hourly bids... They go for cheap. I like "per push" bids.
  7. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    For Beer! hahaha:drinkup:
  8. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    i like hourly, some of the contracts we have that we do hourly have been great money makers, hourly with a retainer is the best
  9. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I do it all.
  10. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I was a little premature with the post button. I have 4 clients that pay me monthly. I love it my mortgage and insurnce are coverd no matter what. I treat these cleints like kings and they know it. I have about the 5 clients that pay me $75 per push I can make around 2 hunderd dollars per hour. I love these guys becaues I know I can make just under 2 hunderd dollars an hour with these guys. I am a subcontractor for a very large landscaping company and I work per hour for them. I also work for another HOA and am per hour for them. I bidd contracts based on what the costumer wants. I am usually on the high end of most bids but the clients are willing to pay for it. I feel that having the a mixture of pay rates is the best way to stay financial solvent.

    Thank you
  11. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We bill just like we bid, 0-4, 4-8 etc etc.