My shop and equiptment, work

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by 94gt331, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks! The shop is a oversized carport from carolina carports. And I did alot of work to it, I framed in the front and back and added extra supports and reinforced more rebar into the ground to keep it from blowing away. We also did some more to it since then. I would have liked to build a large pole barn but don't have the funds so I am just going to add onto it for now. I think I'm set fine with storage space for now after this addition to keep me happy for awhile. Anyone looking for an affordable storage solution check out carolina carports, they got lots of cool buildings to choose from.
     
  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks bud how's the snow this year in detroit? You guys gonna be working soon?
     
  3. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    After a couple 50 degree days we got hammered with 8" yesterday and went down to 9 degrees! We're about 3" away from hitting the all time snow record MI has ever seen, I believe about 93.7" it was? Back in 1881 or something like that.

    Went through the equipment the past couple days, but who knows when I'll get to do a clean-up or start mulching!
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  4. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Finished the metal on the lean too on the shop today and graded the floor with new schale. Now we are waiting for our boards from the saw mill to start the landscape bin that we are connecting to the lean too.

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  5. 94gt331

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    Extended the lane to make a area for the snow plows to hang out.

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  6. lego

    lego LawnSite Senior Member
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    You get to start working at all yet Byron?
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  7. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm purposly waiting to start full time work on Monday. Waiting for all the snow to melt. But mostly trying to wrap things up at the shop, getting everything in working order and also doing early landscape work at the shop so that will be done so we can just focus on making money after this monday. How bout you? I did 3 estimates this evening for some decent landscape jobs, things are going to be real busy soon. What mostly do you do landscape wise?
     
  8. lego

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    I'll do anything really as long as I can handle it equipment and time wise. I'm not a big company so I don't bite off what I can't swallow. Retaining walls, pavers, etc. I have a guy that used to work for Banks hardscapes, he basically ran the paver / concrete side of banks - he's awesome at pavers & similar so I really love taking them on.

    I have been doing a good bit of estimates and scheduling things. I sent out 2,500 EDDM postcards, did a facebook ad, and have adwords up right now. I'm hoping to get slammed. I just booked a nice retaining wall job for around 2k, excited to get that started. Things are building up, just haven't got started yet. I think I'm going to do my first job on Sunday at a small auto shop landscape, needs some landscape timber beds reduced in sized and boards replaced. I'm really hoping to take off here soon. I did basically what you did, put alot of money out in this beginning of this year and now I'm ready to focus on making it. This dragged out winter **** really blows. I saw some guys at CVS on plank with a power broom on a weed whacker cleaning up the grass, I think that will end up hurting the grass with it not being ready to wake up yet, but it made me smile because I know the crazy time is about to come :) If I get too slammed do you care if I refer jobs to you at all? I don't normally like to do that but I have seen your work here & know you actually care.

    Love the editions you did to the shop. My area is tore up and I'm pretty much reduced in space. They are doing the septic system installs around my place so they are digging everything up, its a mess. Ontop of that right after I put that dump bed in the truck the damn thing started loosing power going up hill. I think I narrowed it to fuel pump pressure but well see. Hopefully. (after new plugs & wires, entire new air intake housing, mass air flow sensor, servicing the throttle body & idle air sensor, and fuel filters) I am praying I don't have to buy a new truck right now after dumping all my money in start up.

    Sorry for that rant. Just ready to stop spending & start making.
     
  9. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah will take any jobs we can thanks man, pm your number and I do the same for you. Good luck this spring!
     
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Shop is looking fresh. Its so much easier when everything has a place and the yard is clean.
     

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