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Who snoblows only? eastern states... rates?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    I have my own idea of rates just figured if look into what others go for. Assuming your outside the whole time basically and its more difficult than just plowing, areas and customers i have cant really plow so need sidewalks etc snowblown. Does anyone rack up the rate substantially more when it snows say 2ft vs 6"? My rates go from say a $35 driveway/sidewalk/steps to $80 if theres 20+ inches per say. I was way underpriced last year, but since my first major snow was the first time i was out and about the full day i didnt want to hit people with a big bill, when really thats what most would have charged just to plow it without sidewalks. If you had a double wide driveway, 20ft wide or so, and 45 feet long and about 80ft of sidewalk to do, how much would you charge? Assuming there was over 15+" or so of snow, and the plows have already come by and packed the people in..... Most that i did last year i start from the street and work my way into the driveway...

    The snow was usually 2-3foot tall or more and packed hard near the roadways... Should the rate be more? Ive had people tip me $20 just to do a small sidewalk and others gripe over $35 for a whole driveway, steps, sidewalk, helper hand shoveling their steps off???

    one more thing, i use 12/13hp 32" commercial Simplicity Snowthrowers, unloaded in the back of a full size pickup Ford truck so they move snow pretty fast, most smaller driveways are 15min total or less time. Most is driving in snow from one house or area to the next.