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Poll on how you charge

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Neige, Sep 11, 2008.


How do you charge

  1. Per Season

  2. Per Season with a cap

  3. Per push

  4. Per push with a minimum of pushs for the season

  5. Per hour

  6. Per hour with a minimum of hours for the season

  7. I work as a sub

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    I thought it would be intersting to see how you charge your contracts.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    how should i vote i have some seasonal, some per push, and some hourly
  3. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    You can place a vote in each one.
  4. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Seasonal Contract for Plowing

    Salting Extra per time, generally a standard price for application on the lot, with some flexibilty depending on conditions.

    Snow Relocate Extra.
  5. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Where's the ever popular "all inclusive"?
  6. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I bid 70% per push and 30% annual. I find it works FANTASTIC. If we have bad year, the seasonal accounts keep the bills paid and the heat on. If we get a great year like last year we make so much off the per push that the money lost on the annual don't mean anything. And when I say money lost, I mean money lost compared to if they were per push. My annual prices are set high enough that even last year, the second highest snowfall on record for us, I still made money on the annuals.

    I consider my annual contracts my insurance policies and my per push contracts the real revenue generators.
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    last year was about as bad as it gets here and i didnt lose money on my all inclusive seasonals even factoring in salt price and fuel price
  8. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    I wanted to keep it simple. I am very surprised that per push is at 75%. Was hoping to have 100 votes at least to get a better idea.
    Thanks so far to everyone who voted
  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I would say 95% are per push but anything over 10 inches is hourly.:salute:
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    love being a subwesport
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What about a hoogie?:confused:
  12. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    ....more like a Wanksta! :D
  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Most 85% are per storm with extra charge over 8" of snow in one storm.
    15% per season
  14. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Used to be per push. I find it easier now to go seasonal so now I'm 90% seasonal.
  15. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Pretty much sums up my operation and I agree with you 100%.

    LOL. You always got a funny!
  16. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I have my price structure set just the opposite, about 75% annual, 25% per push. The per push customers pay all of my operating expenses per storm plus some. Living in south eastern CT our winters are hit or miss. This year, we've had 11 storms so far and its just Feb. Last 2 years, we had 11 storms total. It works out well for me in the lean seasons, and in a very active year like this one, I just work a lot harder for not much more money.
  17. onemanshow

    onemanshow Junior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 27

    All of my accounts except 2 are on a per push.People here think they should not have to pay unless they are serviced.I have all but given up the per season price since no one it seems wants it that way.It has really been to my advantage since we have been getting pounded with snow this year.
  18. mtstclair

    mtstclair Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 53

    What about by the inch?
  19. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    all of the above, it depends on the customer.

    Messages: 78

    I base it on a known lot that I plow every year. Knowing how long and how many pushes it takes to finish, I bid based on this in town. Out of town, mountain driveways, I base it on drive time to location , depth of snow. If it's been driven on anytime before or if the driveway has a pea gravel under layer it's $50.00 extra. Either way I have a $150.00 min. to break a driveway.