Concrete Curbing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tez34, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. tez34

    tez34 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I'm think of starting a concrete curbing company. Looking at Kwik Curb or tygar curbing. Anybody have any thoughts about either one. Looking for feed back before dropping a lot of money. Thanks for your time. Chris
     
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    my friend owns a quick curb business. it cost $40,000 to start. he got exactly 2 jobs last year. i wouldn't do it
     
  3. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    It's a big business here in Florida. I've got a bunch of accounts with it around the beds. Probably 15%-20% of my customers have it and I see companies putting it down all the time in the new sub-divisions going up.
     
  4. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    I think it would definitely be more appealing in area's with warm season turf i.e. Zoysia, Bermuda, St. Augustine. For cool season lawns alot of landscapes don't have any edging.
     
  5. tez34

    tez34 LawnSite Member
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    Did he try to get jobs or just sit around
     
  6. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    Had a friend who bought out a guy's curbing business. He did a few jobs but it starting drying up pretty quick. He did very limited advertising though.
     
  7. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    Man bites self.
     
  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I would only do it in the warmer areas. BEcause if it snows and gets below freezing, theirs a chance it'd crack, eventoully. No matter where you live they will crack, but more so in northern states, therefore their isnt as big of a market in the nothern area.
     
  9. KUTTINIT

    KUTTINIT LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 7

    Being from the south, :waving: I have seen it in a few upscale areas,doesnt seem to be the norm though. I personally prefer a more natural look over speed bumbs around the yard!
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,083

    They put this curbing around all beds and trees in our area. Then after a couple years the tree roots start raising and breaking the concrete, they look awful! People used to buy cheap plastic edging and ring the trees and that ended up looking bad, but at least you could throw it away.
     

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