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Pros and cons of the Florida Panhandle

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by gulfjoe, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,626

    I have a hobby that pays for my passion...
    Hobby is jet engine maintenance
    Passion lawn care

    I would go down as an engine mech with my company and maybe start up another PT LCO. I just want to know if anyone has regretted moving to FL
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  2. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    I lived in Fort Lauderdale for 5 years then all over including Alaska did Lawn Care in every location. 2 years ago I moved to the Panhandle and absolutely love it. I make decent money in L&O and the best part about this area is if you like the "beach life" it's here, but if you prefer the "country life" it's here too. Some days I like one over the other. Some negatives, it does have that "dirty South" feel. It is also a bit pricey compared to what you can make, but it could be worse. The humidity sucks too. All that being said I love it here, but then again I loved Alaska and Texas and Indiana etc. I think Central and South Florida has a larger potential customer base than here, but my company has almost doubled since I started with zero marketing done.
  3. kicks61

    kicks61 LawnSite Member
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  4. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    What are the winters like in the pan handle, work wise?
  5. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    Pretty slow. Maintenance goes to biweekly visits. Lawn Care in December is just spot checks for fungus. January I take soil samples and prepare for the season then February the season starts again. Depends on the weather though some winters are mild some winters like this year are cold.
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