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Old 04-16-2013, 06:09 PM
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So how is the market in FL?
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:31 PM
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So how is the market in FL?
It's good for me. Then again I'm not just a grass cutter only. I service upper end to wealthy people. The guys who cut grass only fight for the $15 cuts....
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:32 PM
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I noticed a lot less LCOS this year. I kept this to myself, then my brother said the same thing to me. So i'm like wow what happened. Just glad I'm not the only one who noticed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:32 PM
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Also, the average size mower needed in fl would easily be a 32-36" which def don't cost 10-K.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:08 PM
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I send a son to 4 years of College and a Daughter to Medical school at the same time. Plus they both had cars and money to party on, from cutting grass here in Florida.

Bottom line is a Businessman is a businessman and A fool is a fool no matter where they are.

As for all the business fore sale. Life is tougher for some people. I bought up more than a couple mowing business.

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Ric is spot on, my oldest just graduated from college last year and is working in his field as an engineer. The money came from cutting grass in Florida, both from what he earned working for me and what I paid for directly.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 PM
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Florida is a "tranisent" state, meaning people move there and move from there all the time. Its warm and alot of people retire there so thers a lot of lawn companies, theus theres alot of lawn companies for sale. Just my theory.

I will say I havent seen the usual flood of new lawn companies in my area this year, mabey people have figured this aint no way to get rich.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
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Wow thanks for all the replies. Like i said these long winters sure make me think. I bet the hot summers in florida would have me on craigslist looking for businesses up here haha. Sounds like i have to hook the plows up again. Looking at 2 to 4 inches thursday and another 2 to 4 on friday.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:08 PM
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talk to some guys up and down the east coast and they where planning on down sizing because of the health care law alone. they cant afford paying $800+ a month per guy in family plans. but it was just a honest guess, not saying i know everything down there.
Exactly how big are this operations of people you are talking too? You know that the affordable health care will not effect most Florida LCO or PCO operations because they do not employ enough people from my understanding.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:25 PM
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Exactly how big are this operations of people you are talking too? You know that the affordable health care will not effect most Florida LCO or PCO operations because they do not employ enough people from my understanding.
(Davidson) I didn't know there were that many LCO's with over 50 employees.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:23 PM
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(Davidson) I didn't know there were that many LCO's with over 50 employees.
Maybe we really are doing something wrong because we must be in the minority here not having 50 employees I guess!
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