Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Monster Blizzard Of 2013


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #41  
Old 02-28-2013, 09:42 PM
BelleCityLawn1's Avatar
BelleCityLawn1 BelleCityLawn1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 192
Rep Power: 2
BelleCityLawn1 is on a distinguished road
Default

LawnCareMan280,

I'm down here in Racine and we got 14inches of super heavy wet snow. I worked 22 hours straight yesterday and a couple more this morning. I made out pretty good but due to the amount of time everything took my labor cost was extremely high. Lessons to adjust in pricing bigger snowfalls for next year!

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #42  
Old 03-01-2013, 01:05 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,616
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Lessons to adjust in pricing bigger snowfalls for next year!
How do you feel your bidding process will change next year with this lesson in mind?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 03-01-2013, 04:00 PM
BelleCityLawn1's Avatar
BelleCityLawn1 BelleCityLawn1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 192
Rep Power: 2
BelleCityLawn1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well for snow removal for residential I have a set price. Over 6 inches I add another $10 to the price. Next year over 6 inches I will add an extra $5 and every 2 inches over 6 inches I will add another $5 for. So for a house I do $40 for the set price if we get 12 inches it will be $65 which is where I should be at to make some extra money. Just some small changes. I did not lose any money during the storm but I need to be making more for the amount of extra labor that's all.

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 03-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Cashin H&P Cashin H&P is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bedford NH
Posts: 409
Rep Power: 0
Cashin H&P is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BelleCityLawn1 View Post
Well for snow removal for residential I have a set price. Over 6 inches I add another $10 to the price. Next year over 6 inches I will add an extra $5 and every 2 inches over 6 inches I will add another $5 for. So for a house I do $40 for the set price if we get 12 inches it will be $65 which is where I should be at to make some extra money. Just some small changes. I did not lose any money during the storm but I need to be making more for the amount of extra labor that's all.

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Wow thats cheap. For this storm I sent out bills for $100+ to all of my customers. (20+ inches) My prices are done by inch amount, 2-7 7-12 12-16 16+ for a 12 inch storm most drive ways are $80 (ish)
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 03-01-2013, 08:21 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BelleCityLawn1 View Post
Well for snow removal for residential I have a set price. Over 6 inches I add another $10 to the price. Next year over 6 inches I will add an extra $5 and every 2 inches over 6 inches I will add another $5 for. So for a house I do $40 for the set price if we get 12 inches it will be $65 which is where I should be at to make some extra money. Just some small changes. I did not lose any money during the storm but I need to be making more for the amount of extra labor that's all.

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Thats way to low. You should bump it up about $10 a inch.
The last storm the cheapest customer was $120 and the most was $380. Dont work so hard for nothing.

My price doubles ever 4"
so a $50 driveway will be $100 at 5-8" and $150 for 8-12".
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 03-01-2013, 09:30 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BelleCityLawn1 View Post
Well for snow removal for residential I have a set price. Over 6 inches I add another $10 to the price. Next year over 6 inches I will add an extra $5 and every 2 inches over 6 inches I will add another $5 for. So for a house I do $40 for the set price if we get 12 inches it will be $65 which is where I should be at to make some extra money. Just some small changes. I did not lose any money during the storm but I need to be making more for the amount of extra labor that's all.

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
that is low. I don't do commercial nor do I do residential other than my lawn customers. I would, but the snowfall here in the St Louis area for the past 2 years is at record lows and I can't justify buying a plow. I snowblow/shovel...yes shoveling is actually faster than snow blowing in some cases.

that being said, think about it. That one inch of snowfall adds up over the width of the driveway. So whether it's a plow, snow blower or shovel, by the time you get across a 20 foot driveway, how many inches is it? The one inch? or a couple feet?

Not only the depth, but wet snow? or dry powder? Is sleet mixed in? These are all factors in a well rounded bid and price. That's not even counting overhead and other costs and expenses.

Not every customer wanted snow removal this past snowfall. I did 10 driveways plus 3 i picked up from their neighbors that caught me while I was clearing my clients. 13 driveways, my invoices were $800. Not as much as a guy with a plow and commercial accounts, but not bad for someone not focusing on the whole market and only on his own clients.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 03-01-2013, 10:27 PM
BelleCityLawn1's Avatar
BelleCityLawn1 BelleCityLawn1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 192
Rep Power: 2
BelleCityLawn1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Where I am located the people tend to be extremely cheap. I am going to be raising my prices next year but most of the driveways are 20ft long by one car wide so in a regular snowfall they take about 10 minutes to clear (1-5 inches). I will take the advice though! Thanks!

Thank you,
Tim Oezer
Belle City Lawn Care, LLC
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my first flyer for 2013 sharplawnsturf Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 28 02-04-2013 12:23 PM
blizzard pic LawnCareMan280 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 4 12-22-2012 01:37 PM
Monster leaf bag Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 03-29-2010 09:49 AM
Monster Grass CHEESE2009 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 6 07-11-2009 08:31 AM
Monster Basketball Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 06-11-2004 01:17 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
Today 11:36 AM
by stevef1201
2 8,601
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
Today 10:27 AM
by kslawn
6 427
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
Today 09:48 AM
Today 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 26
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Yesterday 10:30 PM
by Just Cuts
1,194 348,983
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
Yesterday 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 291
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Yesterday 09:16 PM
by stevef1201
9 351
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Yesterday 07:32 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
4 454
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 07:22 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
178 14,308
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Yesterday 07:16 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 1,414
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
Yesterday 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 254
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
Yesterday 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 81
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
Yesterday 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 84
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
Yesterday 11:19 AM
by Steve
18 663
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 10:58 AM
by Steve
10 412
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
Yesterday 10:57 AM
by Steve
22 6,307
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
Yesterday 10:40 AM
by Steve
14 473
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Yesterday 01:08 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
25 2,611
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
11-23-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 06:29 PM
by stevef1201
8 234
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
11-24-2014 05:49 PM
by biglee
16 3,273
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 04:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 704
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
11-23-2014 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 368
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 593
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 196
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 1,050
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 596
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 1,965
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,538
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,272
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 859
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 637
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 558
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 396
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,478
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 337
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 605
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,688
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,811
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 31,990
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,781
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 517
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 723
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 408
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 470
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,424
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 684
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 587
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 383
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 402
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 665
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 447
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying bid billy goat brushcutter blades bush charge christmas decorating deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems estimate ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo marketing mechanic monthly mulch mulch price new business new mower ordinance per hour charge podcast profit on employee pto reo running a business scag v-ride shreaded snow snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl toro toro grand stand trailer trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy