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siedwalk - pricing

Discussion in 'Employment' started by ro2873, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. ro2873

    ro2873 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Does anyone have a going price for commercial sidewalk- shoveling - blowing-
    Looking for base pricing for 2-5 " 300ft of sidewalk ????

    CHICAGO AREA .....

    Only have 1 other walk (small) that I clear, and don't want to sell myself short....
  2. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Subscribed! I have often wondered if there is one. Does anyone have a good pice per foot for "standard" walks?
  3. njsnowremoval

    njsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 303

  4. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    If your doing sidewalks commercially it is usually zero tolerance
    xx $ / hour multiplied by the length of time it takes + salt
    You have to figure out your cost to do this. I realize your'e probably asking for a going rate for our area.
    This rate will vary from contractor to contractor and this is something you will have to figure based on your costs.
    Remember you are not shoveling aunt Bunny's house this is a commercial site
  5. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    we normally bill our sidewalk crew's rate per hour plus another half for incidentals plus 2.5 times the price of a bag of salt plus our markup. Example. $20/hour per man = $40/hour (min) plus another $20. $15/bag of salt ($5/bag) = $75 plus 25% markup ($18.75). This is a simplified formula but it generally gets us to the price we need to pay the crew and make a small profit.
  6. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    That's a simplified formula? I have no idea what you just said.
  7. ERWbuilders

    ERWbuilders Senior Member
    Messages: 843

    my .02... maybe 15 cents a linear ft for up to 3 ft wide walks and maybe 17 cents for 3-5ft wide...i charge somewhere around that
  8. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    I know it's been said a million times on this site... THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS MAGIC NUMBERS IN THIS BUSINESS!

    I could easily undercut you with a more efficient piece of equipment, you could easily undercut me by using cash labor (not that it's legal, but you get the idea). As said before, figure out how long it's going to take to do, what's is going to cost you in labor, plus how much you want to make, and that's your price.
  9. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Wow this is an interesting thread...
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  10. Solaris

    Solaris Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    whats interesting is only one comment with any relation to the original post, the rest is just bollocks :sleeping:
  11. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    So... What does that make your post? :rolleyes:
  12. snownice

    snownice Junior Member
    from 60010
    Messages: 26

    I swear that some people on here just look for threads to post something derogatory.
  13. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    50-75 bucks, and thats high... small walk