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Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by cowboytim, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 180

    I am looking to expand and am looking to buy some accounts or a business. Will look at equipment as well.
    Thanks
    Tim
    6123669441
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Are you willing to re-locate for a well est. lawn biz?
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Where you looking to expand to? What type of equipment are you looking for?
     
  4. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 180

    I work the entire metro area so I am open in area.
     
  5. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 180

    someone has to have something. From what I have been hearing at the shops there is a lot of talk about a lot of people getting out of the field.
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Funny how you here about people getting out and then there are others on here that claim that everyone and there dog is getting in? I wonder what gives in places.
     
  7. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I was visiting in dfw a couple weeks ago and that is what I was hearing to . to many not wanting to fight higher fuel prices.
     
  8. ODwyerPW

    ODwyerPW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I'm liquidating. I'm here on the east coast though. I've been selling off little by little for 2 years now, reducing my debt and exposure. this year, the prices were low enough to convince me to sit this one out for a bit. not being awarded as many good bids as I like (I always seem to be a little high, 10% or so, on the bidding....so I adjust for the next time...and boom still high...I just haven't been as willing/anxious to go as low as quickly as my competition). it's cyclical. it will rebound again in a few years. I'm just going to do something else.

    I parted with all of my good will work (read little old lady's) for 10% of gross revenue for the season. cheap yeah. parted with the commercial work for 25%-30% of the value of 1 year of the contracts.

    What I'm seeing here, is the # of installs (landscaping) is significantly down. Therefore, folks are competing for maintenance (lawncutting) work, as it means a steady paycheck. So lawncare companies are exiting...but landscapers are looking to pick up the volume.
     
  9. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 180

    Anything yet someone has something they want to get rid of
     
  10. cowboytim

    cowboytim LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 180

    anybody have anything
     

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