09-17-2009, 02:11 AM
My name is Keith Bates.I live in Advance,NC. I'm not really new around here just haven't sat down to tell all of you who I am. I have been running Bates Lawn Care for 3yrs now. Started out doing it part time with a home owner Toro timecutter, hand held blower, old Echo weed eater etc etc etc. Started getting a lot of work so I upgraded to an Toro 52" Z Master. Bought a Echo back pack blower a new Echo weed eater. Then I quite my full time job as a mechanic and focused on Bates Lawn Care full time. Now at the end of my 3rd yr I just bought a brand new Bob-Cat Procat 61" yesterday. I still have all my Echo stuff which runs new. I have 13 res accounts and just picked up a big church contract this week. The end of this year I am starting another business which I will Incorp. and run Bates Lawn Care and Myers Lawn Care under since there already doing well. Myers Lawn Care is a friend and partner of mine. I am looking to expand by adding a lot of other things to offer my customers. Trying to be a one stop shop. If I can help any of you newbies out feel free to yell at me. Here's a few pics that I already have on my computer. Don't have any of my whole rig. The one is of my 52 Toro. Then there's one of a yard I maintain. The last one is of course my new Bob-Cat 61.