Originally Posted by Steve
That is fantastic!
Do you have any advice for new lawn care business owners when it comes to pricing snow plow jobs? I think a lot of new business owners could use assistance on that.
umm residential accts are easier to bid than commercial. i wont touch a drive way for under 20 a push, take into account the length, width and obstacles and if they want salt or not when bidding. you can usually make good money salting. I.E.. when we were called out to salt and a bag costs us 3.50 we would would charge them 4.50 - 5.00 a bag. try to mark out the layout of the drive with stakes or photos BEFORE the first snow, makes it easier to remember obstacles,culverts, foundations ect... try to push snow back as far as you can the first snow so its easier later on in the season and you dont have to bust out a snow thrower or shovel to widen thing out so you can fit your plow in there..
commercial is a bit trickier they usually require ALOT more time and money than residential accts. look at the area you have to plow, will you have to use heavy equipment to knock banks down or move them. salt is a killer here we had a few that after each plow we would have to lay down a whole pallet of salt though out the area, just like residential accts photos or stakes will help remind you of grass and obstacles and save on you plow damage clean up in the spring