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tez34
02-17-2005, 05:39 PM
I'm think of starting a concrete curbing company. Looking at Kwik Curb or tygar curbing. Anybody have any thoughts about either one. Looking for feed back before dropping a lot of money. Thanks for your time. Chris

bobbygedd
02-17-2005, 05:53 PM
my friend owns a quick curb business. it cost $40,000 to start. he got exactly 2 jobs last year. i wouldn't do it

DennisF
02-17-2005, 06:00 PM
It's a big business here in Florida. I've got a bunch of accounts with it around the beds. Probably 15%-20% of my customers have it and I see companies putting it down all the time in the new sub-divisions going up.

captaingreen
02-17-2005, 06:17 PM
I think it would definitely be more appealing in area's with warm season turf i.e. Zoysia, Bermuda, St. Augustine. For cool season lawns alot of landscapes don't have any edging.

tez34
02-17-2005, 06:20 PM
my friend owns a quick curb business. it cost $40,000 to start. he got exactly 2 jobs last year. i wouldn't do it
Did he try to get jobs or just sit around

Gautreaux's LNG
02-17-2005, 06:56 PM
Had a friend who bought out a guy's curbing business. He did a few jobs but it starting drying up pretty quick. He did very limited advertising though.

Mark McC
02-17-2005, 07:11 PM
Had a friend who bought out a guy's curbing business. He did a few jobs but it starting drying up pretty quick. He did very limited advertising though.

Man bites self.

RedWingsDet
02-17-2005, 07:15 PM
I would only do it in the warmer areas. BEcause if it snows and gets below freezing, theirs a chance it'd crack, eventoully. No matter where you live they will crack, but more so in northern states, therefore their isnt as big of a market in the nothern area.

KUTTINIT
02-17-2005, 08:22 PM
Being from the south, :waving: I have seen it in a few upscale areas,doesnt seem to be the norm though. I personally prefer a more natural look over speed bumbs around the yard!

ed2hess
02-17-2005, 08:56 PM
They put this curbing around all beds and trees in our area. Then after a couple years the tree roots start raising and breaking the concrete, they look awful! People used to buy cheap plastic edging and ring the trees and that ended up looking bad, but at least you could throw it away.