Whats your ideal place of business?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CNYScapes, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    I figure there are 2 options-

    1. Own a piece of land say 2 acres and up where you can have your home and a separate Pole Barn to run your business out of. I think you could have a few employees work out of here but no more than that.

    2. Commercial / Industrial property with a building and parking where you could operate out of and have as many employees as you want.

    What do you guys think?
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,647

    Im sitting on 7 acres, my shop is 200 feet from the house, Im building another house on the same property. Im solo, that may make a difference.
  3. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    Solo I would rather have shop on my property, which I do now. My brother helps me on occasion but he usually meets me at the job.

    If I had employees I would have shop off site from my house. I would not want employees hanging around by my house. My buddy ran a tree business from his house and it was a nightmare to say the least. Employees in and out all day, trucks and trailers everywhere, debris all over. Ect.......
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  4. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I guess it would come down to several factors.

    Where do you realistically see your business in 5-10 years as fars as business growth, number of employees, equipment, inventory, etc.?

    What type of real estate you and your wife are into? Maybe you would like to live in a historic house downtown when you can afford it or out in the country with lots of land.

    Zoning rules

  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,764

    Commercial property is ideal no matter if you are solo or have employees IMHO.

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