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What would you charge?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by GARRETTWOOD, Nov 13, 2013.


    GARRETTWOOD Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Have chance to plow / shovel for commercial property, and I have never done one this large. What would some of you guys charge? 2" trigger 59,000 sq feet parking and entrance and exit area with islands throughout. 4400 sq ft of sidewalk, salt after storm is over. Thinking 2 shoving men 1 truck plow and one skid steer, total 4 men for job. And also what do you think time wise for 2" .
  2. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Just over an acre should be small enough to do with just the truck. What does it run for a plow?
    2 men to shovel and sand / salt the walks in a timely manner while you plow sounds right. Or, one man and a snow scoop or power broom.

    If this were in my area, I would shoot for 175-200 per push, 70 for the shoveling, and 180-ish for the sanding, including materials..
    Use my own private source of sand /salt mix. Buy in bulk pre-season, and have a tractor there all year as well.
    I don't know your area, or fixed costs, so take this fwiw.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    There is no reason to put a truck and a skid steer on that size lot. I run an fisher xls and would have it plowed in 45 minutes or so. Get a snowblower and let one guy go and he should be done around the same time you are done plowing the lot. hope this helps
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Did you think on this before posting We don't want the Long Pro guy jump your case again :laughing::laughing:

    To OP I say 1 truck and one snow blower guy all you need or ATV with a plow

    GARRETTWOOD Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Thank you for some of the input, the other stuff not to sure about. Anyone else help me out?
  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 722

    I agree with one truck, one snow blower or two shovelers for walks.

    245 per push sidewalks included and 210 per salt app.