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snow removal for housing complexes?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    I was thinking of talking to a few housing complexes for snow removal. Most are townhouses or single family homes on 1/4th 1/3rd of an acre in size, some smaller. Some places have miles of sidewalks that would take me hours to snowblow with 2 men and big equipment... Has anyone contracted out ONLY sidewalks like this if they already have a plow team to clean up the roads? Or has anyone had good luck with huge housing complexes that are somewhat in country areas that need plowing, sanding/salting and snow blowing of sidewalks past all of the homes and complex buildings such as laundry buildings, pools etc.

    Anyone service old folks homes areas? I was looking into a local place with 500 homes, may be quite a bit over my head as far as the amount of work to be done but for a while, id contract most of it out to locals and get a fleet of equipment to use. Retirement places would need ALL driveways, sidewalks, roadways cleared out. Thats enough to keep a dozen men busy for 14hrs+ a snowfall. One place charges a residential fee of $175 a month times 500+ homes, which is 87k+ per month in fees for the area. What would be a good rate/offer to charge per snowfall? per hour? per home? one charge? 6" of snow or a 3 day snow being over 30"? i assumed that say every driveway/sidewalk and FREE streets etc would be $20 per home, which is at least half of what id normally charge is $10k+, at $25 per home its $12,500. Id assume this is low but i figured its a starting point, there are some smaller parking lots, enough to keep one truck busy 24/7 as long as its snowing and 6-8 snowblowing men.... What should be a descent charge? Should i charge $25 per home upto 6" and then $30 per home between 6-15" and anything over that $30?
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Im not sure what exactly you plan on doing, but dont call it snow removal unless you plan on trucking the snow outta there. Call it snow plowing.