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Old 01-11-2014, 11:54 PM
MainTainZ Property Svcs. MainTainZ Property Svcs. is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Near Knoxville, TN
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Well, I must not have made it clear enough. I got burned out. Well I was in the process of being burned out for about 5 years. I, at one point, had 4 crews plus me, by myself, out working. I would do misc. jobs and odd jobs while my other crews did mostly lawn maintenance. I was around 175-200 accounts. I just lost interest. I think mostly because of dealing with people or should I say workers that just did as little as possible to get by and by the mountain of paperwork. I spent a lot of time trying to keep customers happy. So, I got burned out. I started to let things slip and then I sold the company about 3 years ago. It was the best decision that I ever made. I kept enough accounts to keep me afloat (15 or so) while I transitioned to working for the man. Well, my plans changed. I found myself enjoying what I was doing again. I realized that I still had a passion for the industry but that passion had just got a little murky. I like the actual work and being out there in the field. I'm not a desk person and that's what had happened when it got big. I'm now up to about 60 accounts (some pretty big places) and it's me and my son and a couple of seasonal guys. It's almost to the point where we can't handle it without starting another crew. So, I'm at that crossroads again. Go bigger or stay right where I'm at. If I do go big again, I'm going to definitely have a office manager because I absolutely hate the paperwork side of the biz..
2005 F350 PowerStroke
1990 GMC Sierra 4x4
1981 Chevy 1 ton
2008 Yamaha 350 Grizzly
742 Bobcat
7x16 Enclosed Homesteader Trailer
7x16 Landscape Trailer
7x16 Landscape Trailer double gates
(2) Snappers Pro 52" WB's
2012 Scag Turf Tiger
Whole bunch of weedeaters and blowers, etc.
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