Opening a new branch in ft. Meyers, florida

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawntechniques09, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. tmetz

    tmetz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Walking in the 100 plus degree heat with high humidity after one lawn you'll look like you got pushed in the pool lol
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  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    @tmetz... Today it's a little warm here too! Heat Index of 104° to 109°.
  3. LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Shhhhhite, thats our water temprature. LOL
  4. tmetz

    tmetz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Yeah lol it's hot everywhere in the summer for the most part. He'll even if I was in new York in 80 degree heat I'd still rather have my but on a zero turn lol :)
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  5. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 601

    Opening a branch in a larger city a couple hours away from me is a short term goal of ours. Could you go into some more detail about how you have gone about opening a new branch? Did you buy an exsisting biz out or did you just start from scratch? Will accounting and book keeping still be done at original branch? How much time do you plan to spend at each branch?
  6. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    so did you start a lawn care is South Florida yet? If so how is it going ??
  7. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No he hasn't or else he would have been asking a million questions. My .02 is the guy is clueless and he would get eaten alive in Sunny South Florida. The toughest part is resetting his expectations.:cry:
  8. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    All i can tell you is keep a real tight route, be a little on the high side with pricing but not too high....its a lot cheaper here than in the north...but it is year round..there is a lot of comp. true but there is no shortage of work if you are good...we run 3 crews of 3 and its not too bad....good luck:usflag:
  9. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    get out! He had to have started, he had a real estate lawyer friend a 72" mower and was very successful in west virginia:laugh:
  10. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    I would love to see someone mowing lawn In Cape Coral with a 72 inch mower. Had I a 52 grasshopper when I lived there and I thought that was kind of big for the area.I had a 18 foot enclosed trailer there too . My trailer keep getting run into by mexicans in work trucks.Speaking of accidents whats with all the school bus accidents in Cape Coral??

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