partners in Michigan?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by clcare, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I'm thinking of starting a lcb and landscaping in Michigan, any help, advice or anyone interested in a possible partnership please reply or P.M. me.
  2. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    i don't think the lco's in the detroit area would aprecciate you jumping the bridge to do work. i live on a border town as well and we have an unwritten rule that we stay on our own side to do business... it's just a respect thing that all the companies have around here.. could be different there.. good luck.
  3. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    scott don't get me wrong, I am not jumping the border to steal work from a U.S. citizen, and bring my canadian equipment and emploees' to the U.S. i will hire locally and buy equipment locally and lease property locally, creating jobs not stealling them.
  4. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Do a search about partnerships, this has been talked about alot. All I've got to say it that they just don't work
  5. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I agree. I've seen alot of guys start as best friends and partners splitting equally, but after a couple of years they were at each others throats. Now they're both on their own and don't even speak. Can't imagine it was that bad of a situation, but it must have been. Also I live here in Michigan about an hour south of the Sarnia / Bluewater bridge and everybody and their brother has a company here. But there is alot of building going on here. I don't see a problem with you trying or even going ahead and doing, just remember theres a lot of competition and things probably operate a little different here. Both with the goverenments and the security at the borders.
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    You might want to see what legal hoops you have to jump before you spend much time on this. It can be a pain to cross the border especially if you happen to have tools or equipment in your truck. I work on both sides for my day job and it's a hassle almost every trip over.

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