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Whats it worth

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DAZ982500, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Ilost 7 commercial lots this year to a much longer company this was about 65 % of my business the remainder was Residental.Anyway I was talking to this,a friend, who tells me that a local Constrction friend is looking for a guy to assist with plowing a Wegmens(grocery store in NY) during events.Anyway he tells me that I would be responsible for keeping driving lanes open,he and son would use loader dump trucks and anther guy would salt.When I first thought about it did not sound bad but the more I thought about i came to different conclusion.People rushing in and out of place,not paying attention,truck stopping starting with a load in the front of it(taxing the old girl 86 chevy k20 6.2 diesel).Ithink i might destroy the 1st nite.And the rate is $50.00 per hour.Ihave always worked for myself and generally can make between $100-125 per hour.Iam feeling a bit dejected.Any thought on this type of work in relation to the effects on truck,me and rate pr hour.Ithinking i might be better off doing the 15 drives and just go and enjoy the winter.DAV
  2. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    Min of $75 at least. Could help the cash flow anyway. If you don't need the cash, enjoy the winter. Ain't worth less than $75 for sure.
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I would go pick up a few residentials and keep making your solid $100 per hour. Why not? At $50/hr, there is not a lot of money left over after all the costs. Well at least for me there is not.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I would do it. but maybe tell him you have plenty of experience and are worth a little more?