Apt. Snow Plowing Bid

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by clayslandscape, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am fairly new to snow plowing. I live in southside Virginia so we do not get a great deal of snow but I have had the owner of two low income apt complexes call wanting me to work up a contract for them.

    Site 1:
    1,000 Ft of sidewalk
    40 car lot (they only want the drive cleared, not parking spots)

    Site 2:
    2,200 ft of sidwalks
    44 car lot (they only want the drive cleared, not parking spots)

    The two complexes are only two blocks from each other.
    I have a 35 hp kubota tractor with front end loader and grader.
    If I get the two contracts, I will purchase a snow blower.

    I already have a parking lot here in town with no sidewalks that I charge $65 per hour.
     
  2. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bump to top
     
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can we see it on google maps?

    You could start by seeing how long this will take you to complete then charge it by the amount of time it takes you.

    Do you know how much it cost to run your business per hour/per minute? This would be a good starting point.
     
  4. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Site 1: about an hour

    Site 2: 3 Hours

    just a guess though. Try plowsite.com.
     
  6. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have posted there with no response
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  7. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Including sidewalks?
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  8. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have to remove snow from all the sidewalks on site 2? If so it could take some time with all the back tracking you'll have to do.
     
  9. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For just plowing both lots alone should be about an hour with wiggle room.
     
  10. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes sir. Sidewalks are to be included.
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