Originally Posted by jrs.landscaping
I was wondering the same thing. Paying him 3 hours of drive time per day. How many crews do you have to warrant an expansion? I would drive from my existing shop 1.5 hours if the margins were right. Starting a new location IMHO wouldn't be worth it unless my current market was pretty much tapped out or I had outgrown my current space and wanted to split into a new market area.
I think this is where I made my mistake. I had not tapped out the city I am in or the cities joining my home base. I went to the heavy populated areas first with hopes of getting several accounts to both cover the expense of the growth and have profit. I didn't get everything I had hoped for but working on some really huge accounts in the growth area now for next season. If you get the breaks you need and use the winter to get leads and put in bids anything is possible.