are there any yard owners here?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by WFMJenny, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Posts: 179

    jenny-

    I love the notion of this type of business, but in nw ohio there is a lot of quarries. do you have the same, and if so how do you compete with them? Here, supprisingly, they will sell directly to the homeowners. this obviously makes it hard to retail, or even re-wholesale any type of rock material.
     
  2. WFMJenny

    WFMJenny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    There are probably four quaries within a forty minute drive from us. We do not find them to be competition. Landscapers will pay the higher price at us rather then drive the forty minutes to get to a pit. Also quarries do not sell the decorative gravels and flagstones that we sell so people keep coming in for that and find our location to be a one stop shop.
     
  3. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Our quarries here will not sell to the average joe. heck they wont even dump stone into anything less than a f-350 and even then they rag on you. :rolleyes:
     
  4. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    at my yard there is a landscape supply yard// they run about 4 trucks that are constantly delivery supplies. must be a good business if there is work to support it
     
  5. zosoruins

    zosoruins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    The money in supply yards is certainly in volume. Unless you hit the lottery and own a place with no competition locally you are in a constant price war on everything you sell.

    Because of that margins on sales are extremely low. It is alot of work and overhead for not a ton of money. The trick is to sell more than just bulk items. Your location will be the main factor for what you sell.
     

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