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Sub-Contracting Rates???

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by kmamark2000, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I was asked how much I would charge on an hourly rate as a sub-contractor. I would provide my own equipment for plowing. I have no idea what to charge. So here's my question, What is the going rate? I am in the Northwest Indiana region (outside of Chicago).

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I think its hard for anyone to answer that question who is not in NW Indiana. One option is to negotiate with the contractor for a percentage of what he gets for each property you do.
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    If you are just in a truck I wouldn't do it for anything less than $50/hr. Skid loader nothing less than $85/hr.
  4. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I wouldn't get off the couch for $50 a hour
  5. RefinedPS

    RefinedPS Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    In West Michigan for an 8' straight on a 3/4 ton truck I get between $45-50/hr. :realmad: I'm sure you can get more in the windy city. Good luck! :salute:
  6. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Holy cow batman! you guys are expensive.. LOL. I have been working WAY too cheap. I figured $25-30 an hour. Thank every for the heads up!.
  7. phillie

    phillie Member
    from indy
    Messages: 97

    Indianapolis is about $65, skid loader is $85. Obviously, that can vary through contractors.
  8. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    It's all location, location, location
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    How can you put gas in the tank for that rate? Thats what i get to drive other peoples trucks. I would rather stay home
  10. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    If you have a Commercial Auto Insurance plus a General Liability Insurance at $25-30 an hour would barley cover the insurance no less other costs involved
  11. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    that brings me to another question. What are you guiys paying for GL and Commercial Auto Ins?

    I am paying $67 a month for GL and $49 a month for Commercial Auto Insurance.

    I have never charged an hourly rate as a sub-contractor. I have only charged per job. I was asked recently what i would charge hourly and hence my questioning the group here.
  12. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 370

    Dear god that is cheeeeap!
  13. M.A.H.

    M.A.H. Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Who do you have for insurance? How much coverage do you have?
  14. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Per Project Insurance Agency
    350 10th Ave, 10th Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Phone: 888-269-0992

    $1,000,000 General Aggregate
    $1,000,000 Products/Completed Operations
    $1,000,000 Per Occurrence - Bodily Injury/Property Damage
    $1,000,000 Personal/Advertising Injury

    My payments are actually, $76.49 per month.
  15. JT SNOW

    JT SNOW Member
    Messages: 74

    I get $39.99 + I case of Budweiser per Hour......:drinkup:

    Is that a good deal......Just wondering.....:help:
  16. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    OK ill chime in fort Wayne here. $55.00 an hour. My truck my plow blazer with A 7.5 straight blade. I only have insurance 1 million liability and and 1 million gl
    And tool insurance if my plow gets stolen hope I helped out
  17. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    40 bucks and a case of bud per hour aint that bad...In Erie its about 35 per hour, Erie is also the arm pit of the nation as far as snow plowing prices so I wouldn't follow my home towns example.
  18. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Same here!!!

    WOW thats low.

    Exactly, I got beat out of hiring a guy this winter by another guy paying $25 minimum just for a driver.