Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:02 PM
br549oicu8's Avatar
br549oicu8 br549oicu8 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 1,230
The crew leaders pull in and start their paperwork at the end of each day while the crew members unload and lock up. The unloading is a 5 minute or less task. Easy done. Why build a shop large enough to house the trailers loaded when in our area it would cost thousands more in commercial property taxes? Taxes are by the square foot in the appraisal.
Doesn't make any sense in our area.

We are planning to purchase, when the timing is right, 2 shipping containers for storage. They are 40 foot long and weigh around 7000 lbs empty. Waiting to hear back from a KC source on when the taller units will be available. They are easier for a forklift. Once we get the containers, which we will own, then I will shop for a pneumatic tire forklift small enough, yet powerful enough, to store pallets of granular fertilizer in the unit. I want that stuff out of our main shop.
Our shop is 2400 square feet with 2 small offices, the required ADA bathroom, a cooled and heated area big enough for a truck or a few mowers, and our warehouse area for storage of the rest. That area is just heated.
I am a Building Inspector for the City, also. I went over several shop layouts before I took my sketches to my P.E. friend. He did all the drawings for me and the approval was easy to get from the City. It pays to be prepared!
I have stamped drawings for an additional 26 x 48 building that we may add some day, but for now we are doing just fine.
There ya go....a little history to go with the pics my Son has posted.

Buddy
__________________
Buddy Rodgers & Son
Leavenworth, Kansas
Since 1981 and growing every year!

If you don't like my opinion...go around back for another view.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:06 PM
nnj18 nnj18 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: morris county, nj
Posts: 2,870
OK, thats cool, but why do you need to store an ENCLOSED trailer inside???? To each their own.....
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:13 PM
br549oicu8's Avatar
br549oicu8 br549oicu8 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 1,230
You don't. That's the point...
__________________
Buddy Rodgers & Son
Leavenworth, Kansas
Since 1981 and growing every year!

If you don't like my opinion...go around back for another view.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:44 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,786
if you look at the pics the lot is full of trucks and trailers, that is where they are all the time, the one pic you see the trucks inside is becasue we are waxing them for ready in the spring, nice and clean in and out!! it is nice to have a 70 degree work environment indoors to clean trucks when outside is cold as antarctica!!!

does that clear up the confusion?
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:51 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,786
i might add personally i hate enclosed trailers, i use a 22 ft open and i would hate to have to pull one that large that was enclosed, wouldnt you!

we run our company different from most it seems, the same crew leader does all aspects of work on the properties they have contracted, therfore although more time consuming, the end result is ultimate customer satisfaction as the same guys are on the property every time. this business strategy has proven most effective in our environment, where other companies fail to provide real personal attention to their customers needs. we have almost no customer turnover other than financial reasons or moving.
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:00 PM
whoopassonthebluegrass's Avatar
whoopassonthebluegrass whoopassonthebluegrass is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Benson, UT
Posts: 4,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by grassman177 View Post
...the same crew leader does all aspects of work on the properties they have contracted, therfore although more time consuming, the end result is ultimate customer satisfaction as the same guys are on the property every time. this business strategy has proven most effective in our environment, where other companies fail to provide real personal attention to their customers needs. we have almost no customer turnover other than financial reasons or moving.
Impressive. I stand (well, okay: sit) in awe at what your family has developed.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,786
thanks whoop, but i must say, the pic on you sig line is most impressive. i think you do fine work yourself
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:14 PM
whoopassonthebluegrass's Avatar
whoopassonthebluegrass whoopassonthebluegrass is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Benson, UT
Posts: 4,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by grassman177 View Post
thanks whoop, but i must say, the pic on you sig line is most impressive. i think you do fine work yourself
Thanks, but in my book: being a good lawn guy is small beans compared to being an effective businessman.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:15 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,786
true that, even better when you are both!
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:16 PM
grassman177's Avatar
grassman177 grassman177 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: leavenworth, kansas
Posts: 9,786
by the way, i will have to get more pics later, it is way too cold to get them this week, it is like 5 degrees plus wind chill out right now.
__________________
all is fair in love and grass! Man, it smells like sheet, do you smell that!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Page generated in 0.10484 seconds with 8 queries