This type of pricing is usually reserved for very large accounts that are in areas of the country where snowfall totals vary from zero inches in one year to 65+ inches in the next. Universities, airports, and extremely large sites are prime examples of where “per inch” contracts are normally used.
Most service providers’ pricing structures usually fall in the per push, per hour/per truck, or per season categories. A mixture of these three may be used by the provider to allow for the unexpected forces of Mother Nature.
A professional will price his or her services to be competitive in the market, to serve the needs of the customer, and to generate the necessary revenues to grow his or her business.
If you receive a low bid, use caution.
The business may not be properly insured and if they are underbidding the market, they probably won’t be around for a long as they won’t have the cash flow necessary to survive.
Don’t be fooled by a fly-by-night operation.
Always choose a professional!