Service area

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GeoffD, Sep 28, 2000.

  1. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    A lot of people have asked about number of accounts. How about service area, how far do you go from your shop? My self, i have a 15 mile circle, although i have very few accounts that far away. If there not in the the 15 mile radius, i don't take um.

    Geoff
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    My personal route is a 1-2 mile radius.

    Total routes for all 11 trucks = 6 mile radius.

    Only the county gets paid to put a plow truck down the road.
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,323

    My personal route is a 1 mile radius. My brother goes farther, maybe a 10 mile radius. Even at that, most of his are within a 3 miles radius. There's just a few that are too profitable further away to pass up.

    If we get any of the First Union contracts John Allin was talking about, we'll go as far as a 10 - 15 mile radius. Just for them though, not for any residentials or other commercials. I learned a long time ago not to spread out accounts too far.

    ~Chuck
     
  4. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Hmmmmmm........
    Let me think about this one a moment.......
     
  5. Aspen Snow

    Aspen Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    We going in a 25 mile radius. We cover all of Sussex County and some of Orange and Morris County.
     
  6. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    most under 10 miles
    afew full service (all year) are 15 or so miles 25 min drive
     
  7. JCurtis

    JCurtis Banned
    Messages: 862

    I keep my service area limited. The majority of my accounts are in Stamford. I will do some in Greenwich and Darien but not too deep into those two communities. Just too much travel on small back roads for my personal liking.

    Now if I am successful in bidding on some of those First Union accounts in my area, I will adjust my service area. BUT ONLY FOR THE FIRST UNION ACCOUNTS.