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What types of businesses wont you plow ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mdirrigation, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    After 30 years of playing in the snow there are some businesses i wont plow .

    1. convience stores or any 24 hour establishments
    2. gas stations
    3. gravel parking lots
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Usually restaurants, most of them don't care about their lots, and well wait until there is 6 inches of packed snow before they call then be pissed off, when you tell them you won't do it for the per push price because it takes you 5 times the effort to do.
  3. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    Agree to 3 and 4
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I dont plow the ones that dont pay
  5. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,598

    Usually find that out after the fact :drinkup:
  6. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I don't plow for "friends". They always call, ask how much, then can't believe what I charge. When asked why they called me for a bid they say that the previous service sucked. Tell them that our service doesn't "suck", which is why you called, and why we charge what we do. I never end with those jobs and they still complain year after year. Just as well.
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Bingo! Can't think of any others aside from these.
  8. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    car dealerships for sure
  9. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Gas stations!
  10. rofoth6

    rofoth6 Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 67

    mother-in-laws house. let her be stranded.:sleeping:
  11. DaytonBioLawns

    DaytonBioLawns Banned
    from 45458
    Messages: 347

    especially used car dealerships...owned by immigrant indian ppl...that was the worst $50 ever....

    And they get pissed when you won't pull out their broken down cars that they are selling for over 10K lol... I told 'em I wasn't a tow company and that he was already getting the deal of a life time. Needless to say I let that go to my competitors :D
  12. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Numbers 3 and 4. I refuse...too much liability with the car dealer

    Number 2 just gets charged a lot more

    Number 1 means extra tips back and extra salt which means only on a per push contract. I'll take there money
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    One year (long long ago) we had a lot with a Bar, a 24/7 convenience store and a ATM. Never again
  14. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Home owner assocs. they always run out of funds. here in ohio most don't budget snow removal in there expenses.
  15. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    to the above: The HOA i won this year was very professional in their bid packet and what they were looking for in a contractor, as much as I had to provide, I was glad because it would have weeded out any "low cost operator". The president was a retired construction company owner so at least he had some contractor experience.
  16. Car dealerships gravel lots and busy trucking yards
  17. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    No More Business'. HOA and single resi' ONLY And ........NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER again ,, Cstore gas stations!
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What do you guys have against gas stations?

    I do them and don't have a problem with them.
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    $50 to plow a car dealership? Was it a 1 car driveway? I won't comment on the racial issues here....
  20. Mr.Freezzz

    Mr.Freezzz Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 81

    Yep and all the stupid cars with there bumpers hanging way out. Or the complaints that its to early. Or only salt if requested etc etc headache!