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sidewalk price

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jlong, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. jlong

    jlong Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    what would you guys charge for this:
    200-225 feet of sidewalk, 1 pass w/ a two stage blower.
    there was about 18-24 inches of packed snow on it
    since it was after the city plowed the road. I had a customer call and tell me to do it then bill him "whatever" ( I hate that) It took two passes with the blower to reach pavement.
    I don't typically do this kind of work but since the city passed a supid ordinence where they will fine people if they don't clear their sidewalks within 24hrs I get several calls like this from mowing customers and I don't want to over bill them since they are mowing customers but don't want to cut myself short either.
  2. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Well whats the fine cost if they dont clear them? Whats your time worth? How much abuse on your equipment? Overhead(gas/equipment/travel)?

    And then think to yourself what would I be willing to pay someone else to do it if the shoe was on the other foot ??
  3. sassygrasssnow

    sassygrasssnow Member
    Messages: 43

    were we are from that is a $250 fine. I would charge$107 50cents linear foot
  4. burlingtonplow

    burlingtonplow Member
    Messages: 57

    dollar a minute for a blower
  5. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Charge your hourly rate x the time it took you.
  6. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    .50 sounds high to me. more like .30 over on my side of michigan