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Pricing structure.....Driveways?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by dfor, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. dfor

    dfor PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 57

    I am looking for advice on pricing driveways for larger storms (over 6"). I am in southern New England, and in general most storm are 3 to 6 inches.

    I use a flate rate for up to 6" for driveways.

    Can you all post how I should or how you charge as the inches climb.


    3-6"..... $30
    above 12"......

    Thanks. If there is already a post about pricing driveways like this, please post the link. I didn't see one.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    tymusicussmileyflagI would just double your rate at 12 in then figure out the rest in between!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I would double your rate at the 10 to 12 inch mark, go hourly over 12, and figure out in between. Thats how I do it anyhow.
  4. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I would just charge per service rendered. If you plow twice, charge twice.
  5. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    Yeah, I plow twice if it's over 6". It's in my contracts.
  6. jason t.

    jason t. Member
    Messages: 40

    150% increase is what i use for categories, per plowing of course on bigger snows
  7. t.i.b

    t.i.b Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    i add $10 for every 2 inches after 6
  8. Midwest Pond

    Midwest Pond Senior Member
    Messages: 968

    I'm $30-$35 per driveway per swipe after 2", after 4" i charge per plow. On my contract it says every 2-3" or per plow so it gives me some room as far as billing. A 6" snowflow I still can show up once and still bill them for 2 swipes. When the real nice snow comes, its nice billing $90-105 per house. You get some people complaining price, but their service is great. I got dropped by a few customers who found a guy who was plowing any amout of snow at $25, cant beat it., and I dont want to.
  9. lawnwolf

    lawnwolf Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Plowing Rates per inch/ West Chester, PA

    • 2-4 inches snowfall - $35.00 Normal Residential Drive (10 minutes plow time), No Obstacles, Low Traffic Street
    • 5-7 inches snowfall (1.5 times normal rate.)
    • 8-10 inches snowfall (2 times normal rate.)
    • 11 inches or above (Hourly) $175.00

    Driveways range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes of plow time
    Sent out 20 contracts this season, all were accepted, no questions.