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cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 10:49 PM
I figured I would do an introduction thread since I plan on being here a while. Lets see... I'm 26, married with 2 kids, 1 of which is 3 months old and the reason I am here. I wanted my wife to stay at home and raise the babies and I needed to supplement the income. Right now, the only thing I am doing is enough to cover my equipment payment. I have always been a perfectionist and love to work outdoors. When I do get jobs, I treat them all as if they were mine and price them accordingly. Right now, I only have 3 commercial jobs that take a total of about 3 hours. 2 of which are billed out of state and word of mouth usually doesn't travel that far. So to say the least.... I've seen more downs than ups thus far.

My equipment:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2001 Texas Brag 6.5' x 12' Trailer
2009 Bobcat Procat 61" 27hp Kawasaki
Toro 21"
Stihl FS80R Trimmer
Stihl BG55 Blower
Stihl HS45 Hedge Trimmer
Stihl SG20 BP Sprayer
Ryobi Trimmer (Back-Up)
And last but not least: My will to succeed!

On with a few pics!

cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 10:55 PM
T-Shirts that I ordered the other day.

mowerdude777
06-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Looks nice I wish you sucess in the future

jay albers
06-14-2009, 11:03 PM
good luck man! how about some signs for that truck

93Chevy
06-14-2009, 11:13 PM
Nice Bobcat. Question on the shirts though...why black?

cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 11:17 PM
I asked my print shop 2 weeks ago for quotes (whom I do a bit of business with) and just got the prices back on Friday. They don't make the corrugated signs I want for the trailer so I may take it elsewhere and get a package deal. I think the magnets for the truck may need to be on the top of the list since I don't pull the trailer but 3 hours a week.

cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 11:19 PM
Nice Bobcat. Question on the shirts though...why black?

Thanks, it's a totally different animal than that RZT50 I had for a month. I only wish I would've listened about buying commercial.

Navy Blue. They do look dark when I made them online. Paired with Dickie's rip-stop khaki pants. Makes a good looking uniform.

cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 11:32 PM
A few pics of jobs.

cphillips0053
06-14-2009, 11:37 PM
More to complete the previous post and some stripe action.

93Chevy
06-15-2009, 07:32 AM
Work looks good. Big improvement with the pine straw.

cphillips0053
06-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Work looks good. Big improvement with the pine straw.

Thanks! It's a shame it only took 60 days to get paid.

93Chevy
06-15-2009, 10:47 PM
Wow, that's a bummer. You must have been pretty jacked.

cphillips0053
06-15-2009, 11:03 PM
Yeah not a great way to start my first job off.

MUDFLAP
06-27-2009, 04:48 PM
You have a good attitude, and some good equipment to start with, get legal if your not already, i did early on ,and im glad i did, wish you well my brother !

cphillips0053
06-27-2009, 10:21 PM
Well......... Got some good news. I picked up 6 new accounts this week! So basically I tripled my business lol. Been busy as crap this week. Worked 46 hours at my desk job, cut 9 yards, and laid 10 yards of mulch. How do you simplify your schedule so that you don't have to think about it? I know I need to put it on a planner of some sort. I also need to figure out a way to get my bi-weekly's on opposite weeks. Any suggestions? I also took lots of pics this week as I did alot of work for out-of-town management companies.

cphillips0053
06-27-2009, 10:24 PM
You have a good attitude, and some good equipment to start with, get legal if your not already, i did early on ,and im glad i did, wish you well my brother !

I was legal before my first yard. I haven't quite mastered the art of running the book side of everything but I am trying.

93Chevy
06-27-2009, 11:42 PM
Well......... Got some good news. I picked up 6 new accounts this week! So basically I tripled my business lol. Been busy as crap this week. Worked 46 hours at my desk job, cut 9 yards, and laid 10 yards of mulch. How do you simplify your schedule so that you don't have to think about it? I know I need to put it on a planner of some sort. I also need to figure out a way to get my bi-weekly's on opposite weeks. Any suggestions? I also took lots of pics this week as I did alot of work for out-of-town management companies.

I work 40-50 hours at my "real" job and another 30ish for my business. Everyday, I have to write out what needs done. I'm a list man. Mow two lawns tonight, nursery tomorrow after work, one lawn after that, etc.

Gets real hectic with big, multi day jobs. Tear out and installs. Luckilly my customers don't mind me working evening and weekends.

I put i about 75 hours this week. I'm going to bed, lol.:dizzy: