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mcwlandscaping
07-28-2005, 02:20 AM
Hi, I am Michael and here is my story. I have been in business for the last 6 years. I started with a Honda Harmony II self-propelled, echo 2100 blower, and cheap curved shaft trimmer. As my signiture shows, I have grown quite a bit to 20 lawns a week making about $400 per week. I plan to get much larger accounts next year using the new mower (next sentence). My latest purchase is a 2005 eXmark Metro 48 with all accessories. I really need to figure out how to get a business license and some kind of liability insurance. For the time being, I have to be extra cautious. Well, I live the site, it has helped me a lot. Well that's my story! Please respond, I appreciate the input. :cool2:

Jake's Lawn Service
09-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Good job, Mike, you got more accounts than me. How do you like your billy goat leaf vac?
Jake

Jake's Lawn Service
09-02-2005, 07:24 PM
Happy 15the birthday Mike

mcwlandscaping
09-02-2005, 10:13 PM
Billy Goat is awsome! Saves me loads of time as long as you have a place to dump the bag cause it is too big to dump in an ordinary paper lawn bag. Was a waste of to buy the shredder kit, the hose kit, and the model with the branch chipper. If you have anymore questions and since you can't PM yet, you can alway email me at mcwlandscaping@yahoo.com. Overall, it was a VERY worthwhile purchase, just be careful, your neighbors will find it to be the coolest piece of equipment ever and will try to rent it from you, believe me, its happened many times!! Good luck, again, email me anytime i check it a lot!! Thanks for the "happy birthday!!!!!"

Landscape89
09-02-2005, 10:59 PM
Happy birthday man! Yea.. you are doing awesome with your company and your only 15! I love all the equipment you got and we definitly gotta meet sometime. Congrats on the new "toy"!

Brianslawn
10-10-2005, 10:22 PM
good job mike! lol. you sound like an awsome kid! lol. before long you'll be using a new walker mower! keep us informed!


*inside joke. me and mike chat often*:p

mcwlandscaping
10-13-2005, 04:03 PM
BRIAN, I Can't wait, but plow comes first, i dunno if you know what that is cause you probably never get snow!!! lol, just kiddin! I will keep you all informed on growth!!

lawnboy dan
10-26-2005, 07:55 PM
i started with just a honda mower too. 14 yrs later i have over 40 accounts -never had to advertise and i still have the honda! its semi retired but i still 8-use it from time to time.

greenpastureslc
10-27-2005, 09:24 AM
I have grown quite a bit to 20 lawns a week making about $400 per week.


I hope thats after expences, or those lawns are very small. $20 per lawn is not alot of money unless they can be done in about 20 minutes.

yardmanlee
10-27-2005, 07:42 PM
that was my thought, he should be making $400. a day !!

D & J Lawn Care
10-28-2005, 12:24 AM
I hope thats after expences, or those lawns are very small. $20 per lawn is not alot of money unless they can be done in about 20 minutes.
or a one man crew

FinerCutslawnCare
01-26-2006, 01:09 AM
Yea, that seems to be very cheap. I start small lawns out at $25 a cut! That is the small ones that take me about 15-30 min. And i Have 10 acounts. Don't go to low man!!! Congrats on the new walker and good luck!!!

Newbie07
01-29-2006, 11:51 PM
Hey Mike, old thread but i thought id add my congrats and thanks for all the help you have given me

Travis :waving:

Big Worm
02-22-2006, 04:36 PM
Hey Mike, Congratulations. Hopefully you Know the 3 Things. $ in sales, Overhead, Gross profit. If you know those three things about your business. And budget every year, your company will be very successful. Keep rolling:)