As the nice weather rolls in, mny minds are turning to all the work that needs to be done around the yard, and this year, many people are choosing to do the work themselves instead of paying someone else to do it.
You know the saying, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."
Palisade resident Karl Van Calcar has some work to do for his brand new garage emptying twelve yards of grass to get it ready for a load of gravel.
A job he says would take a long time to do with his bare hands, so he brought in the cavalry.
Renting out a BobCat ToolCat from All-Seasons Rentals on I-70B.
The huge rental store is use to catering to homeowners who want to improve their land.
They also work with landscaping and construction companies, recently though, their sales have been a little off–balance.
They say their ratio of business between homeowners and construction is usualy sixty-forty respectively, but recently it's been more like eighty-twenty.
With home sales dropping, new home construction way down, All–Season owner Travis Bunkleman says more people seem to be fixing up their homes instead of buying a new one.
The store has a host of differing equipment for landscaping or home remodeling, ready to rent out to anyone who wants to do the dirty work themselves.
Bunkleman says, "If you know how to do it or want to learn how to do it we'd be happy to teach you."
And if you plan on using a big machine for only a little while, renting is most likely the best way to go.
Van Calcar says he paid about $200 and says it was worth every dime., "This is gonna be a kick i have no idea what i'm doing so it should be pretty fun!"
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