Lawn care location storage/shop

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnsRUsInc., Feb 15, 2004.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    I was wondering who here that owns a landscape co. where do you store your equip. I used to do a barter system from a near by commerical property and stored for free. Well as time went on the services to barter kept getting more than at first. I have been looking in the paper for storage etc.. no luck so i was thinking of talking with so near by farmers for storage. Does anyone here that does lawn care do this or where did they find a location/shop for equipment.

    Much needed advice
    Jason
     
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    I had a shop built to store all equipment, and 1 trailer. Then we have an outdoor storage yard for the truck and other trailer, supplies, etc.
     
  3. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I run everything out of my home. I bought a house that had a covered 2 stall RV parking area with a concrete pad next to to two car garage. Also have a 10' x 12' storage shed directly behind the RV area, the whole thing is sorrounded by chain link. Would like to have it enclosed one day when i get the money.
     
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I just one side of our garage! I live with my parents so I gotta utilize what I can.
     
  5. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I did the same thing you are doing now when I started up. One thing you need to consider is figure out how much time is involved in your barter and is it cost effective to move. for me I ended up staying an extra year and banking the money i would have spent on rent.
    You have alot options, those metal pole barns are reasonable and you put them on a bed of crushed stone(saves on the taxes-not a permanent structure). I personally waited for our county tax auction and picked a property at rock bottom prices-granted it's not a show room but for what i currently have invested it has paid for itself in tow years. Also I still have an old eighteen wheeler box I stored equipment in it works great and it can be moved if need be.
     
  6. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    If you have room on your property build a shop. I had a house built several years ago and I bought 4 arcres of woods behind me that had access to a major road so it was easy to get zoned commercial. Had my shop built on that land. It could have not worked out better
     
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I store everything in my garage and Shed,I would like to replace my shed with a pole barn soon.
     
  8. trimmerhead

    trimmerhead LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I rent a building here. Many farmers in my area rent out their barns or part of them. Just ask around. Eventually i will be buying some land and put up a building but for now im quite satisfied.
     

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