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Ed Reedy

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I have a customer who wants me to give him a price on a parking lot. I would have to blow off around the sidewalks and the outside edges of the lot pick up paper and cigarette butts etc, It's for once a week. I never tried this before How to you figure or an hourly rate. It's a pretty good size stip mall.

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For now they just want the lot cleaned of cigarette butts and paper picked up . I'm sure down the road a bit I can hit them for power washing. I picked up several of the store fronts for window cleaning. I just trying to find out what the price range is for the parking lot. Do I charge 60.00 hour or is that out of line it might take me 3-4 hours to do the lot by myself.

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Ed as part of what I do I use a blower to remove all that stuff from the sidewalks before I PW them.

If you have to do the entire parking lot you might consider subbing it out to a Sweeper company or look into buying of of those small sit down sweepers.

Jon

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Dont forget about the kids breaking bottles, Think about what will be there at night....

Just bid on a city project for clean-up on a public new ramp, 456 for one ramp, and 626 spaces for the other... During the day, it is lawyers and business people, but at night, its holly wood blvd, in a Iowa way....

Good Luck in your venture...

Matt

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If you are going to get into doing this type of work you need to get you a sweeper. I have one and on jobs that give you weekly work you have to bid it cheap. With my street sweeper I bid on a Kroger parking lot to give you an example lot is about two acres my bid was for $35.00 a night 7 days a week. Would have been about $60.00 for once a week service. They expect a price break for the jobs they want done on a regular basis. I love construction clean up with my truck I get $100.00 an hr and customers think they are getting a bargain. LOL:D

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Originally posted by Ed Reedy

I just trying to find out what the price range is for the parking lot. Do I charge 60.00 hour or is that out of line? It might take me 3-4 hours to do the lot by myself.

This is an older thread that I missed somehow. Although it is probably too late, I do offer the following in case someone else has this idea.

If it were to take the lower of the two and be 3 hours at $60.00 an hour, that would be $180.00 to get there lot cleaned up. I seriously doubt that any company will pay this. A sweeping company can do the entire lot in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost.

Figure the dimensions of the lot and call a sweeping company or two. Tell them that you need this done to satisfy a job request and would like them to handle it for you. If they do not offer pressure cleaning, then they would be a good company to team up with and combine services. It should not be the goal to make big money off this in a one time deal, but to satisfy your client. If this turns into a regular deal then more profit is in order.

I have many thousand sq ft that I sweep with a push sweeper daily and it will woop you for awhile at the beginning. May not be possible to get it done in 3 or 4 hours on the first go around, while working by yourself.

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