Originally Posted by CrushnYuba
Farmtek definitely sells some comercial sized greenhouses. I'm just saying it would be better to work backwards from a local contractor and use the equipment that they work with. Who is going to fix this stuff when it breaks down?
Example 1. Grow-tech is manufactured locally in norcal. They got contractors that build greenhouses every day. A friend of mine hired those contractors to build a non grow-tech greenhouse. They did an awful job. Blackout and motorized vents kept breaking. The fouth time i went out to fix something i tore everything down to the frame and reinstalled it from scratch properly.
Example 2. I have a friend of a friend. He had investors. They got in pretty early. Got land and built a bunch of fancy infra structure. Got permits. They were kind of failing. There is a big difference between theory and real life. He wanted me to consult and make his opp work but it was a little too late. He already spent to much money and too much time went by without returning $ to his investors. He got kicked out of his own project and he is now in a legal battle with his investors.
You need a proper consultant. That's not going to be easy to find because they don't really exist. I don't know of one that i would trust. Cannabis as agriculture is new. You need someone that knows the dollars and cents. That knows the practicality and not just the theory, knows the equipment, knows the plant. The problem is the guys who know this stuff are doing it. They aren't "consulting". You are their competition. Investors are a dime a dozen. I don't think you understand how slim the margins are. You are going to have a hard time covering your operational costs. Covering your infrastructure and start up costs are going to be almost impossible with any fat at all. And then you need to split any profit that you do turn with your Investors.
Yea, fixing the greenhouse is something I have considered. The company I am teaming up with, they run a hundred million dollar company with acres of facilities. Different industry, but they have an entire construction crew of about 30 workers full time. I also have built several greenhouses, been part of design on a few more, and have been in the trades for 20 years. I hope with this combination, we could fix anything. So that keeps Farmtek in the running, however you make a great point that needs to be considered. So what company out of Nor Cal would you use for easy fixing? Or are you stating it's better in house?
Consultant.... You are looking at him. Just trying to consult with a few others before I dive in head first. Consultants looking to consult. Would love to talk about your margins, and what to expect there. What is the price per pound of properly grown greenhouse bud fetching? What are you yield metrics?