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Steve
01-19-2007, 10:25 AM
do you think this is going to be a growing trend?

<a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/IntelliTurf/" target="_blank">
IntelliTurf Launches New Franchise Business Opportunity for the Backyard Putting Green and Synthetic Turf Industry</a> - Currently selling golf business franchises in 34 states, IntelliTurf works with qualified individuals as well as businesses to deliver the highest quality backyard putting greens , synthetic lawns, playgrounds, and other recreational landscaping.

Throughout our years in business customers, companies and colleagues have expressed interest in developing their own synthetic turf business. While installing our artificial turf for backyard putting greens or playgrounds, other contractors or neighbors on the job site would approach us about the products and the business. As inquiries for information on our business and our products increase, so have the number of parties looking to start a putting green or lawn installation service.

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gatewayuser
01-19-2007, 11:53 AM
Maybe but I don't think it will be in my area, I have explored this part of the industry and I believe I will leave it to others.

tiedeman
01-19-2007, 12:25 PM
I know of only two people around here that have one installed, and I only know of one local company that does them. But they do a very poor job, I have seen some of their work.

Steve
01-19-2007, 12:32 PM
What type of demographic would the ideal customer of this product fall into?

I mean are they all doctors and lawyers or do middle class property owners purchase these things as well?

tiedeman
01-19-2007, 02:02 PM
I have noticed that it is usually well to do business owners. Such as owners of engineering, manufactoring, construction, etc. I would say that they mean income is around $150,000+

Steve
01-19-2007, 08:35 PM
What kind of profit do you think you could make on such an installation?

tiedeman
01-19-2007, 09:16 PM
I think that you could make a killing not only on the green installation, but possible landscape installation around the green area.

tiedeman
01-19-2007, 09:17 PM
http://www.allprogreens.com/photogallery.htm

Look at some of these installations. *Amazing some of them!

Steve
01-19-2007, 09:29 PM
You know that is a very good point. It has the potential to really create a lot of upsells.

Troy you are always thinking http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif