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#41

$10k a month net ain’t shabby!


#42

Even $10k turns into less when stuff pops up. This is Saturday and Sundays work.


New brakes (the other ones are only a year old and squealing like hell)shocks, air bags. About 20 qts of oil is getting changed. Fuel filters and oil filters for machines. There’s $1000 worth of replacement/maintenance stuff here.

I’ve spent at least $3k in tires with install, alignment, etc for two trucks and the trailer in the last 6 months.

It’s a wonderful business to be in, but something is always breaking. The bright side is you’ll always have the cash to fix it if you don’t mismanage it.


#43

feel ya… last week I had to put $800 in new brakes on my flat bed

$900 for new tires on the Isuzu

and paid a $2,000 deposit on a vinyl wrap.

I’m starting to think that leasing flatbed trucks may be the way to go.


#44

Love to see how that turns out


#45

Something is always breaking anyway that’s how my house works. The universe says, “hey you have some extra cash? I heard you had a big weekend coming up… hold my beer and watch this” lol


#46

Definately need to learn the managing aspect a whole heck of alot better.


#47

Ikii said it best. your own value is determined by what you are able to make yourself. The $99 guy gets knocked a lot on here.
I still do some $99 and some have led to thousands of dollars of work on a customers home. My business name is Hydro Wash but painting, roof coatings, deck sealing make me more $$$
I love being diversified and when I get a customer they call me back for all the other things I offer. I even keep a pole saw in my trailer and make good extra $$$ trimming palm trees.


#48

We are developing our monthly flat rate price right now. My price will include snow removal and salting as well as a house wash each year and gutter cleaning 1-2 times a year.

Somewhere around $69 month

We usually have around 10-12 snow events a year.

But I will likely limit it to 100 customers

82k a year guaranteed income sounds nice!


#49

69 a month? What’s your plow prices down there? Here most are minimum 35-40…cheap guy is 20-25. (His truck doesn’t start all the time though lol).

That may be a little cheap with plowing included…I think anyways. We also get enough snow to plow 10-12 times a month though.

Sounds like a great idea …hmmm


#50

I agree, and we dont get snow here… but i imagine with a plow some storms it needs to be hit multiple times??? Cap it or put a premium on storms that are “X” of snow? I dont know


#51

Maybe covers up to 10 plows…

In MI by lakeshore I know some contracts do up to 30 plows.

Great idea though @SchertzServicesLLC


#52

I have been plowing for 11 years now and I have averaged it out to 9.3 plows per year. But I priced it at 12 leaving me leeway as the years go on.

My commercial customers end up with more services a year since they request plowing even under our 2 inch trigger.

I haven’t rolled it out yet.

I know square just sent me an email that now any customer that ends up with a bill over $250 can pay over time with approved credit. Square pays me in full and I assume no risk if they don’t pay them.

I also have the option to auto bill them monthly. Just would be a warm fuzzy feeling knowing all that money would pop into my account each month!

I’ll let you know what we decide to do!


#53

I charge $35 for average driveway and $15-25 extra for salt when needed.


#54

Where you live I’m moving now!!! :joy::joy:


#55

In 2016 we grossed 217k with plowing, washing, and pilot cars. But I spent 38k in hotels and 33k in fuel lol then you start figuring payroll and miscellaneous and yea…

2017 was much lower since I took the job at wiu and didn’t wash as much. Also got married and took tons of time off for that…


#56

Holy Canoli… u need to start piloting for RVs and Campers.


#57

Hua?lol does not compute


#58

Hotel fees


#59

TVs and campers are hugely expensive and not built for someone that doesn’t really have a sense of ownership for it. They are mostly built out of sticks. Poorly at that deal with em everyday. :roll_eyes::tired_face:


#60

The pilot cars follow oversize loads around the country. Can’t pull a trailer lol and they drive hundreds of miles a day.