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An Office/Shop...Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MainTainZ Property Svcs., Dec 10, 2013.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Stop right there.

    Where I live I could never find a place to buy $2,000 a month.

    That is a $24,000 a year expense.

    $24,000 would keep me in trucks, trailers, mowers and every kind of equipment I want.

    I am not anti shop and yard. Just so many other things are a more important to me.
  2. MainTainZ Property Svcs.

    MainTainZ Property Svcs. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Uh, I pay $200 a month not $2,000...
  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Uh, I know what you are paying. It comes to $2,400 a year. And you got a great deal.

    I stated that I could not buy commercial property for less then $2,000 a month where I am located. That would be $24,000 a year for me.

    I would have to make an extra $900 a week during the mowing season to afford a shop and yard. Not anti shop. Just that being I have not out grown my home garage. I can use a new truck and other equipment upgrades. That $24,000 a year, every year, for me would be better spent other ways.

  4. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,385

    Understand that 32 has 32 lawns and is not planning on any growth.

    :) just messing with ya
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  5. MainTainZ Property Svcs.

    MainTainZ Property Svcs. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Well, Uh, I honestly had no idea what 32 was talking about. Seemed like he was stating that there was no way he could pay $2,000 a month when that had never been brought up. I'll just chalk that one up to a little misunderstanding. Everybody have a Happy New Year.
  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    I would say if you already own the building move in, worst case you outgrow it and move up, jmho
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  7. hamiltonenterprising

    hamiltonenterprising LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62


    Ima chalk your post up as a little misunderstanding. He said in HIS market he couldnt even get one for 2000.
    I'm sure he along with all of us would jump on a shop for 200
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  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,272

    So it would seem like a pretty good place to make an investment..:laugh:
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    No way in my market.

    I would not even wait to take my work boots off to put my sneakers on before I took that jump.
  10. hydemow

    hydemow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    Not sure where you are from but we are currently working in breaking ground for a new shop. 50x90x12 will have 2 10x10 doors, 4 10x9 doors plus a walk door. The cost for the building with doors, and door openers is $20569.00 from menards. I know a concrete guy that is going to do the floor for $9000. My guys will do the building of the building so about 2-4k there. I will then finish the south 20' of the building for a apartment/office. So total around 30k

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