Thanks Shadowfax…we have modeled this so many different ways that we don’t even know what the right answer would be on what the “shop” would provide as included in the lease, additional rental time or just not available. We are certain that we would not nickel/dime. Nobody wins in that arena.
Let me float the outline here and you guys can pick it apart…
This is only a facility for a mechanic. The mechanic runs his/her own business as they see fit and follow the rules of the shop regarding safety, and all that entails.
15’x25’ bay. Yours, nobody else but yours. Lock it up as you see fit. Maybe we “cage” each bay? Seems over the top?
Lift or no lift…your decision and monthly rate driven by this choice. Three ideas here are just a bay, a bay with a lift, a bay with jack/stands and ramps. Lift is 4 post, 120v, 18’ runways and moveable.
Shop/lease provides air compressors, power, exhaust evacuation system, oil recycling and AF recycling, trash, customer consult office and bathrooms.
Tool program…for the mechanic with no tools yet or not enough. Thinking typical tool boxes with 300-400 piece quality set. Not Pittsburgh, but not not Snap On. Standard air tools set with 4 or 5 of the common ones. Middle of the road code scanner and electrical tools This is not a complete list and open to your thoughts here. This is going to be about the only additional charge and goes into monthly rent/lease.
Community/shop tools. These are available to all tenants without additional charge.
Welder, torches, pullers, spanners, 3/4” impact, parts washer, 20ton press, bench grinders, and other limited use items.
Specialty stuff like alignment rigs, tire shop equipment and huge specialized gear are likely out of scope for this…at least in the beginning.
That’s the short of it.
Appreciate all the conversation here. Thank you.