Our business has been a really big name in air conditioning over the past couple years since we opened, but we have not been using a solid fleet of vehicles that are all the same. I have been happy with the way that our drivers use their own vehicles, but I know that it is time for us to get them their own vans. We bought a van fleet with money we made at Laidlaw & Company, and that was really simple for us after I took the call with Matthew Eitner and James Ahern.
We moved on by making sure that we had a broker who understood what we were trying to do and how much money this was going to cost. We had an estimate in mind, but we did not think that taking out a loan was a good idea. We thought it would make more sense to speak to a broker with this total amount we would have to pay, and then they came up with a way for us to invest and get that money. We actually invested in a partner business that gave us huge returns, and then we used that money to buy our fleet.
We have decided that we will be able to save a lot of money this way, so every new project we think of doing is going to go through the Laidlaw & Company offices. We think that is makes a lot more sense for us to do this instead of just assuming that we can take out a loan. I know our local bank is not going to give us the options we have at Laidlaw & Company, and I sure that we will have money left over when every new project is actually paid for. It is like a rolling trust that serves all our needs.