There is a new biz that has opened up in out town--a mechanic rental shop. They have a HUGE building that has bays for rent by the hour. They have some lifts and tire machine and some special tools. The idea is that you would go to this shop for a DIY project. They are planning to increase the amount of equpment they have to include a paintbooth. My question is--this is not a body shop--this is a booth that is available for the general public to come in and rent---it has a fire suppression but does not have a make up heater. How much should it cost to rent this thing. We live in a fairly large city and I have tons of friends that "talk" that they would try some painting if they had a place to do it.
Ok---now for the wrinkle.
I work for a school that has just bought a brand new semi-downdraft booth---
we had it installed and have NEVER painted in it. Due to a very long and drawn out political issue internal to the school--the booth HAS to go. We will never be able to paint in it where it is.
Soooooo.... My thinking is a strategic alliance with this rental place to find our booth a new home--- they get a free paint booth to rent out to the public----- and we get a maintained booth to use whenever we need one. They would have to pay the installation costs (power--roof perferation---etc. and keep the booth clean and have new filters.
My thinking is that they would be crazy to not jump at this deal. We would most likely only need the booth 2-3 days a month. I know that in order for this deal to be realistic we would need to firm up EXACTLY how much booth time we get--and how much they get to rent to customers.
I know this is a bit like renting houses---can a poor tenant really do any damage to things??
And how many hours are in a new booth before it needs some repairs--fan--lights etc...
They have TONS of space--I mean a lot--
What I am wondering is---am i driving a hard enough bargain? When our school bought the booth it was so we can have a place to paint--- as long as we get that---I think we are happy.
But I dont want to leave too much on the table---
Any thought at all would be welcomed