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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by streetzstylz, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. streetzstylz

    streetzstylz Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    as some of you know i am new to plowing and i was wondering what a good going rate is for drive wayz
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I use the system of $xxx per drive, lot etc. I figure how long it will take and use $100 - $125 per hr. I never give an hourly rate to keep from scaring people. If you use that method, you'll also want to allow for deeper snow - for example: $25 for 3-6", $37 for over 6" to 12" and $37 plus $1 an inch over 12".
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Another way is to figure the amount you want "per car". For example, if you can park one car in the driveway and your "per car" rate is $10, then using the increment system Mick mentioned, that driveway would be a $10 driveway, for your first increment. Using that same $10, if you can park 4 cars in a driveway, then the first increment would be $40. etc. etc. etc.

    In your market the per car rate may be $3, or $8, or $15... To further complicate things, as others have mentioned in other threads, in one town you may get $8 per car, and 5 miles down the road be able to get $15 per car...