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Residential Rates

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by S-205, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Alright guys, I am trying to get residential work along my street. They are all country houses. I have a route of commericial work that I do for most of a night,and then I get home on my atv and do a little residential. This year, I am doing these houses on my own, last year I did them through my dads company. I have a Grizzly 660 with a 48" CC blade, which I am hopefully putting wings on. The thing is, I need to know what fair rates. Fact: Most companies in my area charge $75 for a medium sized driveway (for example those U-shaped driveways that are about 150 feet in length) It really doesn't cost me all that much to run the atv, and its already payed off so its pure profit. I was thinking around $35 for smaller driveways (a normal 2 car wide, 75 foot) and $50 for a larger ones (single car width but longer). I know this has been asked before but I wanted some recent information, if it helps I live in Ontario, pretty close to Hamilton.
  2. yell llc

    yell llc Member
    Messages: 34

    sounds cheap to me. just cuz its paid off dosent mean that it should be done for free!
  3. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Very true, but I can get 2, if not 3, done within an hour. And because most of them are larger in size, its about $90/hr, give or take. Still too little.
  4. hondarecon4435

    hondarecon4435 Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    those rates are about what i would charge and i live in pennsylvania where 6in is a pretty big storm so just because of the fact that you will probably be plowing much deeper storms i would charge more as it's clearly alot of work.
  5. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Yea, good point. Often times it is 4-6 inches. But in the preceding years we haven't had alot of 12 inch storms. Thanks.
  6. big450es

    big450es Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 14

    I like $60 hr, depending on the driveway it take 20mins to complete, so $20 people usally dosent complain
  7. mudman

    mudman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I'm $60/hr in B.C.. Unless you are doing it because it's fun, you are doing it to make money whether your machine is paid for or not.
  8. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    I is partially for fun, I enjoy doing it. Another reason is, alot of people already have someone doing but they are willing to change if the price is right. A few people I've talked to, don't really care if I am $10 cheaper, so I went a little lower. This isn't my only means of making money so I figured it was fair. I got a few jobs for $50 a time.
  9. MilesFox

    MilesFox Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am doing resident sidewlks for 5 bucks each, with the idea of having customers in a row on whole blocks, where i would make 25/50 bucks for just driving down the sidewalk 2 or 3 times. I may be selling myself too cheap, but i have 25 properties already, takes be about 6 hours to do, and is worth 125-150 by the end of the day.

    5 bucks gets the city sidewalk, and additional details are 5 bucks, such as going from the sidewalk to the stoop/door/mailbox and salt, and 5 bucks to clear the garage in the alley. One property is worth as much as $15 for a whole service, but as little as 5 to just drive by houses n a row.