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Raising your rates this season?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by theguynextdoor, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I was just wondering if you guys are using similar rates to last season, lower or high? Gas seems to be a little lower than last fall. Have any of your other costs gone up?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Same for existing accounts but new one are higher.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    My big (for me) contracts had an increase scheduled, which is nice. Some of my resis paid the same price for three years. A few will likely go up by five bucks. A couple commercials will go way up, or I won't do them.
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Some are going up, some are staying the same......NONE are going down:nono:
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Raising mine too.
  6. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    raised my salt prices slightly but unfortunately truck rates are staying the same keeping customers happy
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Keeping prices the same. Trying to add some accounts. This is no time to be raising prices!
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Raising mine a beer for every 5 minutes on the job.
  9. Sealer

    Sealer Member
    from Ne, Pa.
    Messages: 47

    I hear ya on the beer Mark. If it's anything like the sealcoating has been for the summer I won't be raising rates. I was dropping prices big time and still being under bid. Asphalt sealers came out of nowhere this year. And I expect the same for snowplowing.

    I can only hope the lowballers underbid themselves right out of business by next summer. If not, I'll be over-bidding myself out of business because I won't work for beer money...
  10. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Not raising any prices, really getting beat up here this year on price. Some existings were questioning a small price increase so i added another year at that increased price, but most are really balking at any increase, or cutting out services altogether.
  11. green frog

    green frog Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Raised all resi's but a few $5 or $10. Insurance went up and gas is climbing.
  12. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    Actualy gas is going down... But still about half will stay the same and the other half will go up just a bit...
  13. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I'm keeping my prices the same for current residentials, since the majority (60-80) houses are within a half mile radius of each other and the rest are within a few miles. I'm gonna raise prices for commercial and new residential.