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Opening a new branch in ft. Meyers, florida

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawntechniques09, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. lawntechniques09

    lawntechniques09 LawnSite Member
    from ona, wv
    Posts: 9

    Grass man, thanks for you in put. Ive been in this bizz for a while and do very well in wv. I feel i am prepared. Ill hv all legal lisc and permits and ins before i arrive. I have plenty of equip. I will be totally legal and set run run. The reason i posted on here is to get some positive pointers so i can be a lil more prepared for the area. I figured being legal and legit would bring more professionals to talk to me about the area...lol but maybe im wrong. I have help several people get started in this area. Ive helped people in louisville,ky columbus, oh charleston, wv, ...i just was trying to get some feed back bout the area...thanks
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You got a whole lot of very good advice. You should be very well prepared for what to expect in the area. I'm not sure what you were expecting us to say. That it would be a cakewalk and you should expect to be able to take over the market? South Florida is tough. There's a million Cubans down there and they're all looking for work.
     
  3. lawntechniques09

    lawntechniques09 LawnSite Member
    from ona, wv
    Posts: 9

    Richard, yes you gave me some good information and thank you!! Lol your cake walk is funny. I do very well in west virginia ...success is never a cake walk. You know that if you are doing well. I just thought there would be more professionals that might have actually emailed me and talked to me about different things. Actually you seem to have more pro info so far. Im just grabbing as much knowledge as i can about the area. Im gonna do good down there because i got the heart to. I love our profession. Thanks for your outlook what goes around comes around...and your advise ill take in..thanks again
     
  4. lawntechniques09

    lawntechniques09 LawnSite Member
    from ona, wv
    Posts: 9

    Well grass man you say im very un prepared.. I hv a personal friend that is a successful real estate lawyer and owns her own real estate company rite there in ft myers. I allready have my legallities in order, i have my insurance, and a crew all ready with equip. And i have allready searched and studied the area. Now im just trying to talk to some other pros about the area.
     
  5. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    Congrats on the license thing, thats a wise move. A 72 wont serve you very well here. Most properties are smaller with lots of landscape. a 50ish mower is considered big. I wouldnt want to push anything here in the summer. Just sayin' You understand when you get here.

    If you can get 35-40 a cut and get a lot of accts in close geographic area, that lets you knock out 10-25 cuts day, you'll do alright.

    It wont happen with a walk behind though. Not in this heat.
     
  6. grass4gas

    grass4gas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 473

    You need to update your "specials section" on your website. It dates back to May of 2007.
     
  7. lawntechniques09

    lawntechniques09 LawnSite Member
    from ona, wv
    Posts: 9

    If it wont happen with a walk behind.....what type of mower are talking the..a regular push??
     
  8. lawntechniques09

    lawntechniques09 LawnSite Member
    from ona, wv
    Posts: 9

    thanks CAPE, I SEE YOUR TALKING A SMALLER Z TURN. MY Z IS 72 SO ILL HAVE TO USE MY WALK BEHINDS WITH VELKIE. HEY HOPEFULLY I GET TO MEET YOU NEXT MONTH...THANKS EVERYONE
     
  9. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136

    If you have a Velkie, it wont be that bad. but walkin' behind a mower really sucks down here.
     
  10. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,136


    Yea, thats probably the last time I was actually on my website. LOL
     

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