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Old 12-27-2007, 08:14 PM
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Landscaper or Bullsh*****

How many of you guys are actual experienced and trained landscapers and designers and how many are full of it. I see many companies in my area that have on there signs landscape design and installation. I will bet that many are not even no where near qualified to do the work. I'm not talking about the big guys, I'm talking about Joe Shmow, Jose and Billy Bob.

Maybe they hire others to do the design work and they just do the installs I don't know? My guess is many are not qualified and are trying to do it themselves.

So my question is this, are you one of those or are you really qualified to do the work?

Just curious, Dave...
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:19 PM
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What meats qualification fancy degrees or experience?
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:23 PM
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I have a designer do all the work - I get the job, bid the job, may even work on the job, shoot ideas to client - degree - nothing but a 4 yr double major in biz admin. & financing. First Landscape job topping $1000 was back when I was 16 (driving age) from there jobs range from $1000 - $50K. So you decide if I am JOE BLOW or qualified to meet your requirments.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:00 PM
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I am definitely not qualified. Good thing I don't do landscape designs, I usually just wing it when I am at the jobsite. But at least I lowball so the customers don't give a crap.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:37 PM
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Way da come out swingin, dude.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:55 PM
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I am definitely not qualified. Good thing I don't do landscape designs, I usually just wing it when I am at the jobsite. But at least I lowball so the customers don't give a crap.
Yeah like he said!! ME too!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:10 PM
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How many of you guys are actual experienced and trained landscapers and designers and how many are full of it. I see many companies in my area that have on there signs landscape design and installation. I will bet that many are not even no where near qualified to do the work. I'm not talking about the big guys, I'm talking about Joe Shmow, Jose and Billy Bob.

Maybe they hire others to do the design work and they just do the installs I don't know? My guess is many are not qualified and are trying to do it themselves.

So my question is this, are you one of those or are you really qualified to do the work?

Just curious, Dave...
Just curious which one are you?
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:17 PM
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Just curious which one are you?
Research his other posts and he is obviously the latter. Not saying that is a bad thing, but he doesn't have a bunch of experience......and that is ok. But he shouldn't be posing this question.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:19 PM
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I believe every in our area. But the problem comes in the installation. Almost every site leaves roadbase under some of the planting areas(in our area the planting areas are small) and the fill is full of rocks and junk. If we could get rid of the road base and put in good soil we would use less water. We are in the lawn maintenance and irrigation repair after the install and I see a lot of real winners.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:55 PM
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I don't do landscape installations, just maintenance for the time being until I can gain the necessary knowledge and skills. My signs and business cards do not have landscaping anywhere on them and I don't pretend or imply that I'm a landscaper.

I have had people ask me to do landscape work and I tell them that I only do maintenance right now. I'm not implying that you have to have a degree to be a landscaper. There are plenty of self taught people out there and people who have worked for or under someone qualified to do the work. I'm talking about the people who put landscape design and installations on their truck and trailer and on their business cards that really don't have the experience or the training or the background but yet they call themselves landscapers.

Buy a truck and trailer and a couple mowers and shovels and hey your a landscaper. How many are guilty of calling themselves landscapers just because they own some of the tools to do the job.

Hey I think I'll buy a couple of pots and pans and some knifes and call myself a chef.

Dave...
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