Lets see everyones shops!


#1

Im about to lease a 2000 sf shop/office next month. I would love to see how everyone keeps theirs organized and set up. Im super exited about it but still a little nervous. Ill post some pictures as well. Trying to get some ideas of how to set it up.


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#3

Think very few have shops.

Need to have more than a handful of employees for it to be worth it.

Would like to see what you decide to do with yours though, exciting move for sure.


#4

He’s right unfortunately.
I will have my small shop soon but it’ll just be a 400sf garage lol

Congratulations though, I am so incredibly jealous!!

What’s your fleet like? How many employees?


#5

Congrats. Stay as organized as possible it matters a lot!

Our shop is about 2,000 sq. ft. Too small for us but it works.

I’d love to see some detailed pictures of @Mulchtank shop! :smiley:


#6

congratulations as well, hey some is better than none. How many employees and vehicles for you?


#7

Our shop. Offices and conference room are on mezzanine. Basically a bay for each truck and trailer, one receiving dock, a small welding/fab area, racking, a crew area with lockers and restroom, laundry area, chemical storage area, fire cabinets, decking rack, fuel storage, package receiving area, and a small general repair shop area. Sometimes we even clean it.


#8

This is inspiring for someone just starting off like me. How much do y’all net per crew if you mind me asking & window cleaning only?


#9

the other questions would be. whats the population and med income for your market.

big commercial is probably where the big bucks are at i would think


#10

Thank you @Mulchtank @dgalkin Both of these areas give me a lot to think about as I start my shop plans. I would like to keep at much as i can up off the ground and on shelves and closets if possible. I tend to sort things in a “organized” way but not a very visually neat way. So thats a big goal with this one. Also I want to be able to still store a few of the truck inside if needed so not over filling it if possible. Ill keep things posted.

Not sure if this question was directed towards me @CSteez but right now a residential crew of 2 guys does about $800-$1,000 a day of work. Those are trained guys with almost a year of experience, less if newer guys. I make sure that new guys work with experienced guys so the crews are balanced. This way the trained guys help the newer guys.


#11

Makes sense, does each crew have a WFP?


#12

Definitely spend the money on Plenty of racking. Get more than you think you need. Sometimes you can get good deals on Craigslist, from a warehouse shutting down. We tried a few things, but I recommend storing your extra ladders vertically if you have the heights. Put in some LED lighting now while it’s empty. We use an office printer in the locked offices, and Another Printer out in the shop. They’re both networked to our phones and laptops. It seems like a little thing, but it’s been very helpful to remotelt print any needed paperwork quickly for a departing crew.
Have a master key that will open your office and the shop, but you can give your crews shop door only keys. Btw, that office and storefront looks great, lotsa potential.
Do you have laundry hookups?