here are the pics i took of the outside and insdie of our shop

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grassman177, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The crew leaders pull in and start their paperwork at the end of each day while the crew members unload and lock up. The unloading is a 5 minute or less task. Easy done. Why build a shop large enough to house the trailers loaded when in our area it would cost thousands more in commercial property taxes? Taxes are by the square foot in the appraisal.
    Doesn't make any sense in our area.

    We are planning to purchase, when the timing is right, 2 shipping containers for storage. They are 40 foot long and weigh around 7000 lbs empty. Waiting to hear back from a KC source on when the taller units will be available. They are easier for a forklift. Once we get the containers, which we will own, then I will shop for a pneumatic tire forklift small enough, yet powerful enough, to store pallets of granular fertilizer in the unit. I want that stuff out of our main shop.
    Our shop is 2400 square feet with 2 small offices, the required ADA bathroom, a cooled and heated area big enough for a truck or a few mowers, and our warehouse area for storage of the rest. That area is just heated.
    I am a Building Inspector for the City, also. I went over several shop layouts before I took my sketches to my P.E. friend. He did all the drawings for me and the approval was easy to get from the City. It pays to be prepared!
    I have stamped drawings for an additional 26 x 48 building that we may add some day, but for now we are doing just fine.
    There ya go....a little history to go with the pics my Son has posted.

    Buddy
     
  2. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
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    OK, thats cool, but why do you need to store an ENCLOSED trailer inside???? To each their own.....
     
  3. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You don't. That's the point...
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    if you look at the pics the lot is full of trucks and trailers, that is where they are all the time, the one pic you see the trucks inside is becasue we are waxing them for ready in the spring, nice and clean in and out!! it is nice to have a 70 degree work environment indoors to clean trucks when outside is cold as antarctica!!!

    does that clear up the confusion?
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i might add personally i hate enclosed trailers, i use a 22 ft open and i would hate to have to pull one that large that was enclosed, wouldnt you!

    we run our company different from most it seems, the same crew leader does all aspects of work on the properties they have contracted, therfore although more time consuming, the end result is ultimate customer satisfaction as the same guys are on the property every time. this business strategy has proven most effective in our environment, where other companies fail to provide real personal attention to their customers needs. we have almost no customer turnover other than financial reasons or moving.
     
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Impressive. I stand (well, okay: sit) in awe at what your family has developed.
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    thanks whoop, but i must say, the pic on you sig line is most impressive. i think you do fine work yourself
     
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks, but in my book: being a good lawn guy is small beans compared to being an effective businessman.
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    true that, even better when you are both!
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    by the way, i will have to get more pics later, it is way too cold to get them this week, it is like 5 degrees plus wind chill out right now.
     

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