LawnSite Gold Member
I disagree, there’s many of company that sell salt to contractors and plow and salt their own properties.Dealer and lawn care on the side? I wouldn't do business with my competition. I have never seen that type combo here. I agree with others. You have to have deep pockets to be a dealer. You have to find good mechanics. Sell and repair. Not sell and cut grass
In fact there’s a large outfit in Michigan that sells Landscape materials as well as salt and then plows commercial/ industrial, the company’s even has their own deicer that they trademarked.
There’s also companies that will become dealers to give more work to their mechanics and get a discount on implements.
To not do business with competition is foolish imo, just don’t be shady about it.