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Anybody do pavers in Florida?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jerryo, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. jerryo

    jerryo LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 18

    Hi still thinking of relocating to sunshine state, wondering how how the hardscape sector of my business would do down in florida. Wondering what you guys charge per square ft. and if I can survive.

    P.S. wealther in Jersey still stinks !
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    There are many pavers here. I couldnt tell ya the prices though. Sorry.
  3. jerryo

    jerryo LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 18

    What part of Florida are you in?
  4. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    the market here on the west coast (tampa) is fludded with that type of work. East coast (boca, wpb, etc..) is where there is alot more $$$
  5. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    And tons of companies, fighting for that shrinking amount of money.
  6. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    My folks are snowbirds in Ft. Myers. He actually just got done having his driveway bricked today. He was telling me the differences on how they put it in there versus where were at. The guy charged him $6.50 a sq. ft. installed, which is less than half of what we get up here. There are quite a few differences between northern pavers and southern pavers. Less off days, less soil problems, etc.. But the funny thing was that the owner of the company owned a landscape company in Akron, OH for about 20 years, sold it, moved to Florida to retire when he was in his early 50's, and then started that company down there. He said if he had to do all over, he would have moved down there a lot sooner. Pay's his employees (all hispanic) by the sq. ft. and apparently turns a pretty good profit.

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