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Crpdeth
10-04-2004, 03:30 PM
Well I've been registered for awhile, just wanted to stop in and say hello.

My Dad started this business 20 years ago, while my twin Brother and I were finishing up High School, we helped him after school and on the weekends for the first couple of years of the business, then went full time.

After 20 years my Brother and I are now running the physical part of the business while Dad takes care of the paper work.

I guess we love it, it's been too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry, equipment problems, employee problems, and seldom ever perfect, but thats what seperates the men from the boys, If it were easy it wouldn't pay as well, and everyone would be doing lawn care. :P

Well, I'm injoying the site...

~Crpdeth

Cheesedawg1
11-24-2004, 06:13 PM
welcome to lawnsite

tiedeman
11-24-2004, 07:15 PM
welcome to the site, good story

Green Care
11-24-2004, 07:22 PM
Welcome to the site twin.

twwlawn
11-25-2004, 12:24 AM
Welcome to LS.

Frosty_03
11-25-2004, 03:04 AM
Welcome to Lawnsite!!! What part of Texas? :cool2:

urban ag
02-10-2005, 03:48 AM
Welcome to Lawnsite!!! What part of Texas? :cool2:
cut a lot in millington or memphis Urban AG llc memphis tn

lary
03-28-2005, 11:28 AM
I am new to the forum and have enjoyed reading the posts and Great information. Seeing that I am not the only crazy one out here to jump ship.

After being in the Food Service business, Marine construction business and being downsized three times I just got fed up with being forced to make changes in my financial plans and working for the other guy. so I took advantage of the insurance coverage as at my last desk job that I hated and had both hips replaced. :sleeping: and rested a while

It was six months after my last hip replacement and I was going stir crazy feeling great wanting to work, on disability from Social Security. Boy that pays great NOT! :help:

I met up with a casual acquaintance that was an LCO for over twenty years and his health was failing he has to cut back his work load and offered to give me a couple of clients but all I had was one old beater Lawn mower and no money. the strange thing is that when you get where you need to be mentally and start moving in the right direction God or providence or fate or What ever it is to you. brings that which is needed to you. It is all about moving in the flow your Purpose I guess. Any way to make a long story short By the end of the week I had acquired a trailer.a couple of mowers and a trimmer two clients to start and worked part time during last year to see if it was for me.

It was great to be outside working and I loved it so this year plan on going full time except this year I am starting with about 12 regulars and have now acquired some more equipment, a new John Deer self propelled walk behind a Tanaka trimmer.Echo Bush master Trimmer, Hand Blower, Toro rear bagger 24", a 42" Rider and a home lite trimmer. The best part is that it has brought me if front of people that want to help me become successful. I do the best job that is possible, always go the extra mile and they actually pay me well to do the work and have the fun. :cool2:

Looks like this will be the way off of disability nd the hips do well with the exercise I will have to get some help soon so I don't overdo But thats progress then Ill be the Employer :waving: see ya Boss

Thanks Folks for all the great information and advice!

Lary

Crpdeth
03-29-2005, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome Men!

After having computer problems I stopped frequenting the forums since my fav's data was lost...A good friend reminded me of these forums, so maybe I can stop in more often.

Thanks Ishy!

Always....


Crpdeth

Frosty_03
03-30-2005, 10:56 PM
Have you started cutting I am busy doing a lot of clean ups, mpney is good, where in Millington do you cut? :cool2:

canadasboy
04-09-2005, 11:47 PM
great story :blob3:

canadasboy
04-09-2005, 11:48 PM
;) payup :angel: :D :) :rolleyes: :sleeping: :dizzy: :angry: :cool: :realmad: :waving: :help: :blush: :pumpkin: :cool2: great story :blob3:

Crpdeth
04-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Thanks Canada :waving:

Welcome to Lawnsite!!! What part of Texas? :cool2:

Hi Frosty, were in N.E. Tx.

Crpdeth

kwelch
04-15-2005, 10:19 AM
So is the business all family? Ever get into fights with your twin on the job site.....lol. I'm a twin and I know how it can be at times. Good luck this year.

Crpdeth
04-15-2005, 05:27 PM
Good luck to you too KW...

We argue very little, basicly our biggest arguement is over how long to work...My idea of a perfect week is to get ahead as much as possible every day so that it will be no problem when/if it rains us out, then, if all the wheels stay rolling, we just take off early Friday...My Twins idea of the perfect week however is to take off at a reasonable time every day with plenty of sunlight left to jump on the Harley.
He slipped and fell in some sludge early this morning, while using a back pack blower, that a trash truck left on a parking lot of a resturant we take care of...He may have messed up his rotery cup pretty bad (I sure hope not) but the point is that we were able to finish up reasonably easily without him, you NEVER know when being 20 lawns ahead will benifit you.

No were not all family, we've tried to keep it that way by hireing family as helpers, but you know it never seems right that after busting butt to built a business for 20 years you look up and your humping it down a curb with the trimmer and second cousin Joey is sitting on the Turf Tiger and you know durn well how it would be if "Elfonzo" were working for you! LOL

But, yes, the business is owned by family.

Tell me about you?

Crpdeth