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Old 11-18-2010, 05:39 PM
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Default Winter Flyer, might do it...

So I thought it over, and I might jump into snow removal...



Obviously if you know how I am when it comes to making a flyer, you'll eventually see me create about 1000 of them until I get it perfect... I obviously need my original logo, this one is too dark.. I just gotta browse my comp for it...

lol, this one is just phase one


Might not show at first, I think photobucket is doing some alterations to their site... I also attached a file below.. same thing
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$100 for the entire season?? Ill give you all the snow removal in salt lake city you can handle and ill even give you $200 for the entire season... I have a couple of accounts that one push with a little bit of salt the snow removal bill is just over $700 bucks each push.. But it takes two of my lawn care plow trucks and ten sidewalk guys a couple of hours to finish.. The flyer looks good but i would never say one time fee for entire year cause you can never predict how much or little it will snow. here in salt lake city its so different every year..

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I've done walkways for a few years with several companies.

For residential, it only takes literally 2 minutes or less to get the job done per customer. I used to manage 60 accounts per snow fall, just a truck and shovel. I could do the route twice in one day if needed. It's a slacker job.

It's also more expensive than my competitors, give or take. It's one of those services you offer to better improve the overall look of your business, though it can be profitable.


For driveway snow removal, in the city the average cost is: $160-$250 (low).

In the country, it can be $500.00+

Our prices have bombed down here, it's a tough industry to compete in.

All you need is an assortment of shovels, and to be on the ball... Never let the snow settle - always keep it so your just giving it a little dusting.

I start my route till finish, then I re-do 1/4 of my route over to make sure no excess snow had covered the walkways. Doesn't take much time or effort.


Doing 60 lawns a day is impossible for me, 60 walkways isn't anything.

I consider this my vacation.
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Scott, I love you artist abilities.

How will you be removing the snow? By hand or a snow thrower?

Also, do you have properties with public sidewalks that need to be cleared too? Will that be included or no? How effect do you think it will be to market only walkway clearing? What will you suggest them to do about getting their cars out?
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It is amazing how prices have dropped, great for the consumer but brutal on small companies trying to make a living. I sub pretty much all our snow removal as there just isn't any money in it around here. 20 years ago I used to plow a dozen or so driveways with my old International tractor, very cheap to run and due to it's size nothing would stop it, anyhow what I used to get $45 to $65 per push is now $20 to $35. With the price of fuel, maintenance, insurance etc. I simply can't do it.

The only time I take the gear out is for the city or one commercial client when they need a loader as I charge by the hour $75.00 plus travel time. Other than that I work in the shop and enjoy the scenery
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Providing snow removal services is something I hope to never have to do. I have about 10 lawn customers that hound me every Fall to clear snow for them. I have been lucky, it seems as though they find some neighborhood kid to do it for them. When the time comes where I start to lose lawn business, I will find a way to provide this service, even if have to sub it out. The winters here are too unpredictable to make any serious coin. I did buy a snow blower a few months ago. Luckily I came to my senses, it will now be a Christmas present for my father in law. Like picframer said, the prices for plowing are much too low for it to be worth while, unless you have commercial accounts.
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Does it just come down to it is easier for new people to get into snow plowing than offering lawn care services?

Or is it that it is cheaper to get into or what?

Why does it seem snow removal services has taken a bigger financial hit?
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It simply does not snow enough here for it to be a recurring service. The snowfall here could come as a couple big storms or an inch or two here and there. People just want the snow removed and they don't care who does it for them. Anybody with a strong back and a shovel can do it. In areas of the country where it snows alot, it becomes more of a recurring service, so there is some good money to be made. We had one big storm here last winter and all of sudden everybody had an ad on CraigsList offering snow removal.
Another service where the prices have dropped is firewood. What I see a cord of wood being sold for, just astounds me. To split, deliver, and stack all of that wood to make a few dollars does not make any sense.
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Interesting as firewood here has gone through the roof, I but a tractor trailer load of hardwood in 16' lengths every two years, however we do so much tree work, very few of the clients in the last two years have wanted to keep the hardwood so I have enough for at least three years ahead, some of the staff take the softwood.

I burn hardwood pellets in my WW shop as it's so cheap, easy and no mess. Now wood pellets have really come down in price, at least 35%.

What does a cord (true cord 128 cu/ft) go for there? Here it's about $225.00, 8 foot lengths is about $115.00 and 16 foot lengths $90.00
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With all this information, it makes you wonder if lawn care business owners would be better off experimenting with other revenue sources over the winter months.
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