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Snowblowing man hr rate?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 94gt331, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    Hey guys, got a call from a property manager that I plow there apartment complex. Great customer. There maint. crew use to do there sidewalk snowblowing but they asked me if I can there snowblowing. It's a large complex so I told her that I would charge her by the hr, they have a snowblower and fuel in there shop so I just provide the labor. What's a good manhr rate to charge for general snowblowing. I was going to ask $45 per manhr since there providing me with the blower and gas. Please don't make me break down my costs to come up with my man hr. Snow removal work is all extra money for me since I work all year in landscaping. Just want to see what you guys think is a reasonable across the board price.
  2. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 300

    Extra money??? No such thing. Business is business. You need to figure out what your costs are & come up with a real#
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    LOL!!! Brass balls you must have!

    "Please don't make me do my own work to make my own money for me, I am too lazy and just don't give a ****."
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    $45/hr seems high to me for labor only if they're providing equipment and fuel. What do you pay your plow drivers? I doubt it's $45/hr
  5. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    I bid on some stuff this year where they want a similar service..... labor only was $30/hr.
  6. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    I pay my guys $15 an hr and incentives, with comp and everything it's alittle bit over $20hr to break even. So it's leaving $25 extra on table for profit and misc.
  7. 94gt331

    94gt331 Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 293

    Thanks for your input.
  8. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    Seeing as you really don't need the money. I would just charge enough for a case of beer!! :drinkup:
  9. snoboss

    snoboss Member
    Messages: 58

    Buuurrrppppp 45 per, min or run Forest run!!
  10. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Using a customer's equipment is always a recipe for failure.

    I'd only do that to finish out the last hour of blowing on a storm if mine went down, not as a standard practice!
  11. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    $37.50/hour is what we charge out at.