Beyond Solo-Equipment Storage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John_99_2007, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. John_99_2007

    John_99_2007 LawnSite Member
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    For those who have gone beyond solo, where do you store your equipment when it outgrows your garage?

    Do you live on large properties with workshops, ect., or do you rent commercial space?

    I have room for a truck and trailer, but not a few of each.
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have two customers with empty garages, I barter.
     
  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I rent an old building that contains my equipment maintenance tools, my office and under roof parking for all of my machines.
    $250.00 a month and I am responsible for power and telephone - the water is included.
     
  4. John_99_2007

    John_99_2007 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks TX-

    Do all your workers come to that site to start the day?
     
  5. M.C.L.C.

    M.C.L.C. LawnSite Member
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    We rent a property...approx: 5000sqft shop area, 2000sqft office area and another 5000sqft of fenced in lot area...all the same property of course.Everyone shows up at 6:45 every morning loads up gets their work orders and gets out 715 max...
     
  6. John_99_2007

    John_99_2007 LawnSite Member
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    M.C.L.C.-

    Thanks for the info.

    Are you able to tell me how much the rent is?
     
  7. John_99_2007

    John_99_2007 LawnSite Member
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    Are you other guys renting commercial space?
     
  8. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    has about 2000 sq ft shop I rent plus out side storage
    $450.00 a month

    M.C.L.C very nice web site !!!!!
     
  9. M.C.L.C.

    M.C.L.C. LawnSite Member
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    Thanks yardman! Rent is 1200 a month on our shop that was described above, we are in charge of all utilities. We keep a huge roll off dumpster in the lot for all the grass and organic matter, helps a lot. Our chemical shop is connected to our main shop but with another rented out space between the two that we do not rent. Chemical shop is only about 2500 sqft of shop area and 2500sqft of office area. There is no gated/outside area since we like to keep all of our chemical trucks inside during the night. The rent there is around 800 a month. Trying to get the land lord to let us rent the shop in between so we just own the whole block pretty much!!!!! lol
     
  10. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im solo and have been for 7 years. I also recently purchased my first house and when we started to look we specifically looked for a house with a detached garage and some land so my company could grow and I wouldnt have to look elsewhere for storage. I have enough bills as it is. I dont need a rent payment.
     

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