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question regarding monthly rates

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by prestige10, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. prestige10

    prestige10 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    So I have a gas station that I am bidding on. I know what I will be charging him per push but apparently he wants a flat monthly rate equal to 5 pushes. I live in an area where I might get 20 days of snowfall one month and 3 or 4 days of snow the next month. How do guys give monthly rates and make sure you dont lose money? Should I give a monthly rate equal to 5 pushes but have a maximum number of pushes for the season and once I reach that number then I charge per push?
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    I'd pass all together. He's gonna try and dictate when "he" wants those plows. And they will all be ball busters.
  3. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    this is basically how we figure out our monthly fees anyways, we take our average amount of snowfalls/month, nov-to-march, round it up and mulitply it by the amount per time to get our monthly rates.


    around here we get approximately 4.3 snowfalls per month in those time periods, so i round it up to 5 x the per push price and that is my monthly rate.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Figure out what a seasonal price would be then divide it by 4 or 5 and that's what he pays ,whether it snows 20 times or 5 times a month he pays the same.