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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by 60miles2tahoe, May 5, 2007.

  1. 60miles2tahoe

    60miles2tahoe LawnSite Member
    from austin
    Posts: 36

    Browsed here a lot lately getting this company open.

    We just opened up last month, but advertising just started.
    The trailer is going to be wrapped. Graphics are being made now.

    This site gave me lots of good info! Thanks!

    Jeremy

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  2. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 866

    Very nice/professional looking. I like that Dodge, what kind of rack is on it? We just put a rack on one of our new trucks, it took me forever to choose a manufacturer.
     
  3. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    you bought all that before gaining clients?
     
  4. 60miles2tahoe

    60miles2tahoe LawnSite Member
    from austin
    Posts: 36

    Thanks Tony.

    Rack It Mfg. in Shingle Springs, CA
    It is the forklift design and we had them add the expanded metal then powder coat. We thought it came out good.
     
  5. 60miles2tahoe

    60miles2tahoe LawnSite Member
    from austin
    Posts: 36


    Yes.

    Over a year of planning.
    Cashed out savings, paid cash for most (took advantage of 6 months no payments or interest from Scag) wrote up a business plan and researched on here and other forums. I managed a large west coast OPE dealer for the last few years and it all came together.

    We got our first service account last friday. It is a $9k residential service with some renovations. It is the type of client we specially wanted and in the area we wanted to be in.
     
  6. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    thats cool i was just wondering. alot of people buy all new equipment then never gain enough business but you seem to have planned it all out really well
     
  7. 60miles2tahoe

    60miles2tahoe LawnSite Member
    from austin
    Posts: 36


    We will see!

    Every business venture is a risk. A plan is only half the battle.
    :drinkup:
     
  8. 60miles2tahoe

    60miles2tahoe LawnSite Member
    from austin
    Posts: 36

    We just got the interior of the trailer painted and racks installed.
    Went with Rack 'em Racks. Installation went ok. It was tedious to hit the metal framework with self tapping screws, but it all worked.

    We also installed e-tracks for tie down points for larger equipment that runs the length of the trailer on both sides.

    Still lots of room for the renovator, plants or other tools.

    Digital images going to the printer tomorrow, but it will be a week or two before they go on.

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  9. Lawn_Boy

    Lawn_Boy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    Very nice setup!

    Thats one heck of a first account! Good luck
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Very professional looking set up. The truck rack looks cool.
     

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