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The Home Depot - Southeastern Ma

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by dan6399, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    I got a call today for a home depot near my house for $13000. That includes a 1" trigger, shoveling, and sanding/salting.

    I told them Id take a look at it and give them a call back hoping that it may be an empty lot with plenty of room to push snow.

    There must have been 50 islands and not a lot of room to put snow unless we use a loader to stack it. I called them back and said theres not way we could get near the $13000 mark they were looking for and told them I would work the numbers out tonight of what Id want. Im sure they will cry when they hear what Im asking. They said the price was pretty firm.

    Has anyone done any home depots or any store and had the same problem? Is there anyone out there that will actually do it for that much? How strict are the home depots?

  2. Bporter

    Bporter Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Is that for the season
  3. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87


  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    They will find someone to do it for that. I wouldn't waste my time even pricing it unless you have nothing to do.
  5. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Really the one we take of only has 6 islands and about 6 light poles, since it is a season price i understand it is a 1" trigger (which is only salting) but how often did they want it salted
  6. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    Its crazy. There is like to way to make money if you have to buy sand and salt, gas, hired help. Not even including insurance, paying yourself, repairs, profit, anything.

    I havent seen the contract but Im sure they would want it salted once when they are open then after its cleared.
  7. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    The HDs near me are pretty large and have quite a few islands also. I couldn't imagine doing one of them for 13k....maybe 25k. Speacially with the long hours they are open and 7 days a week. You're married to it and you need at LEAST 2 trucks in there with decent sized bladed. Plus all the carriages and cars... no thanks.
  8. dcl25

    dcl25 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 38

    If its the one at exit 5 they are crazy. I thought Landers had all the depots in this area
  9. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    Its not that close to me. Its the one in Wareham. I know Landers and Nava have a lot of the big stuff in Kingston and Plymouth.
  10. dcl25

    dcl25 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 38

    the one on rt. 28. There is no way that any of the home depots or lowes can be done around here for so cheap. Some people have no clue.
  11. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Yea exit 5 is huge.
  12. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I'm pretty new here guys as you may notice with my question but please help me out. What exactly is a "Trigger"? I've heard it before but have no ideas what it is.
  13. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    its when you start plowing 1' trigger 2' trigger and so on
  14. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    1' might be a little late to start the route;)
  15. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    :jester: caught that too ,huh? Although it is a very common typo. I like this one and I'v caught myself typing it in contracts .....

    12''-15'' ...... talk about being in a pickle at 1' :dizzy:
  16. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I think many of the big players on the south shore are being squeezed as well;
    Heard a few stories already .
    Many new players due to the economy, no loyalty from the big corps; go out and sell!