O.K. I have had my own company for 4 years and am doing well for my self.I mostly do maintenance but also do Hardscapes. We moved about 16 months ago about 25 miles north of my service area which is no big deal for me.Where we moved is a rural suburb of Atlanta and there are not really any current lanscapers up here.I was approched this week by someone I have met since living here to take over his maint. division which is all in the area.The catch is he had someone else try this who had no experiance what so ever and he was unable to keep up with it.They want me to buy his equipment, which is REALLY GOOD equipment, for 30K and they will give me the entire maint. division. They only took it over about 5 months ago and I took a look at their numbers and I wasn't real impressed but he was unexperianced.It was about 20k for 4 months.I gross about 80k a year myself.My concern is wether or not to get a loan to buy them out or not.What I am looking at adding to my budget is about 500 amonth in loan payments and 300 a month in rent to share the shop space.I know that I can improve the business they are doing due to my own growth in a VERY populated landscape area.I just want to know WHAT YOU WOULD DO?