Any one from Ft Myers area flordia

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by smarino21, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was thinking of going down there to look at some work. How does it work you guys cut how many days out of the year when do your contracts stop and start with new companies, im talking all commercail. Is it good down there or is there a ton of companies and so forth?
     
  2. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    no1 here is from fla at all ?
     
  3. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pretty much cut year round 42 weeks yearly ...in the dormant season we just cut the week in 1/2 so the guys have some hours every week ...lots of clean up, trimming n mulch but by Jan or Feb its' real slow

    Anywho .... to keep it in a reality check .... un-less you have an "in" or lots of $$ to advo (even that's a coin flip) you'll more than likely crash in all just commercial work

    That takes time ....word of mouth ....n personal networking

    I just picked up a HOA entrance in November ... which is RARE .... but they seen my trucks ....n have friends in another HOA which I've been doing going on 6 years ... so word of mouth got me in ....even thou I'm a good 40% more than what they been paying

    Also just got a bid package fore a Credit Union .... Good size bid ....total of 10 acre's turf n beds spread out in 5 locations .... got that from my YP advo .... again my trucks n I do work in areas which people working at the location recommend me .... my web site helped n I've got all the legal paper work in order ....won't know till Jan 2007

    Best bet is to purchase an on going business ....or work in the local field to get a true feel of the area

    Now if you wish too throw in some resi work .... you'll get some ....n with good work the word will spread

    Good Luck with what you do
     

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