How to price residential snow removal?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by born again, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. born again

    born again LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Please guys! We are getting a ton of snow in my city and i need to start moving to see if i can make some xtra cash for my pocket. The only tool i have is my truck (without a plow), shovel and my hands. We have already gotten about 1 foot of snow.

    What would be a good guideline to price each driveway, having in mind that they are all gonna be different sizes?

    Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.:usflag:
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    if it was me shoveling a driveway by hand, I might get a half of one done before I said the heck with this, good luck to you.

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,549

    ^^ x2, I don't get why people don't read the headings of pages. Lawn does not mean snow.
  5. helidriver

    helidriver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Yyyyeeehhaawwww.....we are getting slammed with the white stuff and maybe up to a foot today into sunday. Valley forge pa get ready for the snow removal to start the season off right!!! Its a festifus miracle! It makes my heart warm to know the corporate centers are going to be bare and no employees to bother us.....there'll be snow plows a plowin and salt trucks a saltin and money moving my way... Get ready boys here on the east coast, here it comes!!!
    Born again....please, please get a plow. Atleast a snow blower man. Shoveling will wear your ass out my man. Save the back for retirement. Buy a snow blower and it will pay for itself this weekend! I dont care if you use credit or someone else loans you the money, go get the snow blower and make money born again.
  6. jeffslawnservice

    jeffslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 830

    Truck is 2wd so I just bought some crappy snow blower. Every where else was sold out and I waited to long but it will pay for itself and some this weekend.
  7. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    You guys suck!!!! We are getting nothing but rain so far lol. Just woke up to see if I needed to salt some lots and its freaken 38 degrees outside!!!!

    Yes, go to for snow pricing.
  8. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,549

    Maybe become licensed and insured before you do this....

    Just a thought.
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  9. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,610

    I agree. Around here, we get $40 to $80 to plow a driveway. A snowblower would pay for itself in no time.

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