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Western MA avg snow fall/ events

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cjasonbr, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    Got a commercial place that wants both per push and seasonal prices. I quote dhim at $200/push and need to figure out a seasonal price. What are the avg snows in western MA, or close to here anyways? Of those snows how many are multiple pushes? I already found where it says the avg # of inches a winter, but i'm having trouble turning that into # of events, and even harder/ # of multiple push events.

    It's a PIA storage place so i really don't want to undercharge! I already told him that if he wanted seasonal i'd charge him for an above average winter.

    Anyways, as always, thanks for all you guys' help!! - Jason
  2. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    doesn't anyone have some input or advice? 56 views and zero responses? C'mon guys, help me out! Thanks! -Jason
  3. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Its kind of hard for me to be exact with the way I bill. I do a commerical with 0-1", wheather I sand/salt or plow and then 1-3" per push. 2004-2005 season looks like 13 single events, 2 double and 2 just sand/salt for ice. 2005-2006 season , 8 single, 2 double pushes. Last year got off to a good start but went dead.

    What town you in? That could make a big differance.
  4. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    Gene: First of all, thanks for responding! I'm sending out the estimate tomorrow, so i'm glad you posted. Anyways, I live/plow in the pioneer valley area. Amherst area.
  5. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Depends on where in Western MA you are. I live in Berkshire county and Pittsfield gets about 70 or so inches a year, but Peru (3 towns due east...about 12 miles) gets a solid 90+" from the same storm systems. I can tell you that my house in Pittsfield used to average a couple maybe three two push storms a year but my house in Peru averages about 3-4 3 push storms a year (excluding last year which was so light it should be used as reliable data).
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    10 plowable events is a kind of slow winter for mass. 20 is a large winter. I would base it on 15 - 20 plowable events. The idea is for you to win and make money. Dont make a win win for the account. If you get $200 for a 6" storm, bid it for $3000 atleast. That seams a little shy though if it is a big storage facility I think....
  7. Theo Epstein

    Theo Epstein Member
    Messages: 59

    Here's some stats I have. They're only at major airports though, so my numbers are from Hartford.

    2005/2006 - 69" of snow; 9 plowable storms (plowable is 1.5" or more)
    2004/2005 - 72"of snow; 15 plowable storms
  8. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    thanks for the reply's guys! i sent the guy a quote for $3600. It's not a very big place anyways. Thanks again. -Jason