Starting to give real consideration to buying one or two existing lawn care businesses in a given area. I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts on how to properly value an existing lawncare/landscape maint. business, experiences anyone has had buying an existing business, questions that should have been asked, but weren't, how you retained customers, where you found opportunities to create efficiencies, performance metrics, etc. At the risk of getting pummelled, I'll tell you that I'm a lawyer in the banking and financial services industry. That I ended up doing that is almost a Forrest Gump story because I grew up in the midwest, in the country down a gravel road and should have been a farmer! It's time for me to move on to the next phase of life and I'm attracted to the mix of owning my own business and getting back outdoors to make my living. Anyway, as I said, I'd greatly appreciate reading about any of your experiences in buying an existing business.