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I'm thinking about adding decorative curbing next year!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MudslinginFX4, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I'm thinking about adding decorative curbing next year as a new service in my business. I did a search on it and didn't find many things. Here is a link to the company I am looking at buying the equipment from: http://www.tygarmfg.com/home.asp . This isn't a real big service here in Raleigh, NC where I am from (actually most don't even offer it) but I do have a couple of questions about it that maybe some of you can answer. I would like to know some of the pro's and con's about this equipment and offering this service. How many people would I need to run a crew in order to make them full time at just doing curbing? It's going to cost me about $21,000 (which doesn't bother me that much) but is there a cheaper way to go and get all the premimum equipment needed to run this part of the business? I have done a lot of research on the Tygar Mfg. company and they seem to have very good comments on them. They even offer you a class to teach you how to work the equipment etc... what do you all think?
     
  2. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    i KNOW a guy right here in my town selling out. HE said it was good business but that it was too easy for ppl to under cut him. He was charging approximately 4-6$ per foot. I think it was just him and one other guy.
     
  3. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 142

    I was in the business, actually have everything you need for sale right now. Great business, let me know if you are interested. If you want to buy new, I can tell you who to see that will treat you absolutely great!
     
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    Ken50-
    Does that price range seem right? I know areas are different so i am curious as to what you are charging?
     
  5. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 142

    Those prices are real close to what I charged. You can make good money at that price. Send me a private message if you want more info, I would be glad to help.
     
  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    I'll save some bandwidth, and simply state that I don't care for curbing for various reasons. Basically I think it looks tacky. But that's not what you are asking, is it?:D If you want more of my comments, search around for them, they're here somewhere!

    Personally, I wouldn't want my name associated with the stuff. But to each his own, I guess.


    Dan
     
  7. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Thanks guys for all the info. Ken50 and Acute Cut I will probably be sending you both some messages soon for some more information. Thanks for all the input so far.


    Dan, I agree with you, I don't really care for the looks of it so much myself, I like a more natural look using the bed edger. However, it's not what I like, it's what my customers and future customers like. I'm here to make money and do a good job and I really think it would do well in my area. I could care less about how it looks as long as it is done correctly in a professional manner, the customers are happy, and I make money!
     
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