Snow removal agreements

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DEISL

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LOWER MERION PA
The biggest mistake people make when drawing up a contract is the amount fallen prices ex; 1"- 4" = $475.00 and 4"- 8" = $900.00 what price would you want to pay if it snowed 4"???????????????? Believe me that happens only once. So you go to 4.5 " & 5" .
 

BRL

PlowSite.com - Veteran
Location
Somerset, NJ
What if it snows 4.25"?
Write 0"-4", over 4" - 8", over 8" - 12" or many do
0"-3.99", 4" - 7.99", 8" - 11.99"
Any contract should be very specific as to what exactly the services are to be provided, and the price for those services.
 

DaveK

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draw a happy medium,wanna get critical? 1-4.5" 4.56"-
Couldn't you have a happy medium while using 1-4 4-8....

And what do you do if it snows 4.55?

The point is, there has to be a point at which the rate increases. And there has to be some common sense.

So you go to 4.5 " & 5" .
That is just asking for problems. And shows customers that you really didn't put much thought into writing the contract. The first thing a customer is going to do is ask "what if it snows between 4.5 & 5?" In court, a lawyer would make you look like a fool. And your contract would probably be determined to be useless.
 

CT18fireman

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Location
Western CT
And do you measure each driveway for snowfall?

Come on!

Commercial Seasonal
Set price for season to maintian
Plowing usually starts at 2" trigger
Under 3" Pre-app salt. One push
Over 3" Plow every time trigger is past.
Spread material as needed

Commercial Per Storm
We price it per push with a trigger usually 2". After the trigger hits we plow. If it is a bigger snowfall then we make return trips everytime that trigger is passed or as soon as we can if snowfall is to fast. Under 2" usually handled with material application per agreement.

Residentials
Under 6" approx. expected...Plow once at end of storm in most cases Over 6" approx. we plow start plowing at 3" and plow every 3-4" of snowfall. The key is not to work the truck to hard.

As others have said make sure the contract is specific. I just gave an idea here. Mine are much more specific and individualized for each customer. I am the owner so I sometimes pro-rate some of the services. Make sure your trucks are making money.
 

DaveK

Senior Member
DEISEL, are you on some sort of medication? You seem to be having trouble following the the topic of discussion. Not just in this thread, but in most that you reply to. You may have "Attention Deficit Disorder" and should see a doctor soon.
 

DEISL

Member
Location
LOWER MERION PA
my trigger is any amount, 24/7 Pathmark stores and iv been pushin them for quite a few years , they seem to be very happy , your way is not the ONLY WAY.
 
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