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Anyone in these areas that are looking to plow large parking lots contact me. I have bid sheets for about 20 locations all to far away from me. I figure ill pass to someone local.

If you get a contract a check in the mail would make me happy.
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Sometimes you guys surprise me. The bids are due tomorrow and not one person is interested.
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Sometimes you guys surprise me. The bids are due tomorrow and not one person is interested.

would'nt you need to be in those area's to have any interest ?

being that most on this site are small up and comers maybe they don't have the equipment to handle or the money for the additional insurance.

plus it is a holiday weekend and there is not much action here as well as who the heck had their deadline on a holiday?
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would'nt you need to be in those area's to have any interest ?

being that most on this site are small up and comers maybe they don't have the equipment to handle or the money for the additional insurance.

plus it is a holiday weekend and there is not much action here as well as who the heck had their deadline on a holiday?
I posted it 4-5 days ago. People had time to see it.

There 3-4 MA guys on here. NH, CT, RI, only 1 or 2 in each state. So I can see the limited interest there.

They wouldnt know the size of the lots without requesting info. Some could be around 1/2 acre. Which will only take a half hour to plow. I do know most the Kohls and Shaws are a few acres each but even that can be handled by a solo op. A few locations do their own deicing and walks.
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I posted it 4-5 days ago. People had time to see it.

There 3-4 MA guys on here. NH, CT, RI, only 1 or 2 in each state. So I can see the limited interest there.

They wouldnt know the size of the lots without requesting info. Some could be around 1/2 acre. Which will only take a half hour to plow. I do know most the Kohls and Shaws are a few acres each but even that can be handled by a solo op. A few locations do their own deicing and walks.

well, if they were interested then they would have replied and being they have not i guess they are not.
at least you can say you tried.

why don't you take on the work and use subs?

i do and frankly i have to because i need dozens of trucks and machinery to handle my accounts as well as dozens of laborers to handle the walk ways and it is more profitable to use subs then to be bothered with carrying all that equipment all year.
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well, if they were interested then they would have replied and being they have not i guess they are not.
at least you can say you tried.

why don't you take on the work and use subs?

i do and frankly i have to because i need dozens of trucks and machinery to handle my accounts as well as dozens of laborers to handle the walk ways and it is more profitable to use subs then to be bothered with carrying all that equipment all year.
I tried using subs last year and it didnt work out. These properties were only 15-20 miles away but with the amount of work I had by the time I got there it was to late. I cant let subs tarnish my reputation because they dont want to show up. Now I will only use subs for a back up option or when I know if theres a problem I can still get one of my guys there. Ill still use them but wont rely on them like that again.
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I am in nh but I just do drive ways. I would love to take on some bigger stuff but subs just seem like a pain in the neck. And I can't afford to hav
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I tried using subs last year and it didnt work out. These properties were only 15-20 miles away but with the amount of work I had by the time I got there it was to late. I cant let subs tarnish my reputation because they dont want to show up. Now I will only use subs for a back up option or when I know if theres a problem I can still get one of my guys there. Ill still use them but wont rely on them like that again.

in order to use subs you need to have many, and you also have to better screen them in the hiring process to see if they have other work and they are using you as a back up plan.

you also need to have a binding sub contractor agreement that if they agree and sign it that they will be held accountable if they fail to deliver.

you need to have subs, back up subs and back ups for the back ups because you can not take anyone's word these days and you need to put yourself in a position to always have options.
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I am in nh but I just do drive ways. I would love to take on some bigger stuff but subs just seem like a pain in the neck. And I can't afford to hav
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You dont even need a plow for these you would only have to do the following areas: store sidewalk, loading dock, entrances, and stairs for the emergency exists:

101 Nashua Mall Nashua,NH
30 Plaistow Road Plaistow,NH
2 Cluffs Crossing Road Salem, NH
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in order to use subs you need to have many, and you also have to better screen them in the hiring process to see if they have other work and they are using you as a back up plan.

you also need to have a binding sub contractor agreement that if they agree and sign it that they will be held accountable if they fail to deliver.

you need to have subs, back up subs and back ups for the back ups because you can not take anyone's word these days and you need to put yourself in a position to always have options.
Thats what I tried to do I was in contact with about 10 and only 2 would show. I only needed 2-3. I had guys telling me they were on the way and I wouldnt find out they didnt show till last minute. Others just never would pick up the phone. We had a real light winter with only 5 storms I think people found other work.

I could try the contract but how exactly would I word that? I did have a basic sub agreement but it didnt have any penalties in it.
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