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Old 03-03-2006, 02:53 PM
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how many women here in landscaping

Not sure where to post this question, but I find myself wondering how many women are members here, running thier own or helping run landscape companies?
I have seen some of sheshovels' posts: any others?

In our area, there's just a couple of wives pitching in (like myself): the women in business for themselves all seem to be gardeners.... Hubby had run into serious health issues - found the topic of "could I swing it on my own" come up a time or two (not in the foreseable future, thank goodness); just wondering.
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:36 PM
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I am a landscape designer out of NJ. I work with landscapers to install my designs. I started last year and do it on the side from working at a nursery full time. Eventually it will become full time. Wanted the horticultural experience first.
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:50 PM
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Our wives do scheduling, invoicing, all bookkeeping, phone calls, letters, email, research, put together bids, website...pretty much everything except the manual labor. Of course, we get a say in all aspects of the business, and we are always the ones that actually go out and gather information for bids and estimates, but they do all that other stuff that we don't want to...works great for us!
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:59 PM
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I believe Kate Butler is one of us.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:27 PM
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I do all our mowing and my husband does the bigger stuff like landscape installs, or bobcat work. I love being out on the mowers, I usally have at least 1 -2 helpers during the week.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:23 PM
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women in the biz

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I believe Kate Butler is one of us.
Thanks, girl, indeed, I am. Been in the biz for 20 years and am a full-service design/build landscaping firm. Started out solo and have grown to 5 or 6 people for our (regrettably) short season here in the North Country.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:28 PM
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Our wives do scheduling, invoicing, all bookkeeping, phone calls, letters, email, research, put together bids, website...pretty much everything except the manual labor. Of course, we get a say in all aspects of the business, and we are always the ones that actually go out and gather information for bids and estimates, but they do all that other stuff that we don't want to...works great for us!
Same here Precision. Actually I think they have the harder job by far!
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:29 PM
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I am a landscape designer and have been here for a long time. I've worked for several companies as well as for my husband's company.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:01 AM
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The Landscapers that I sub-contract off of are a Husband/Wife team. She designs everything. She has won awards for her container plantings.
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:27 PM
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My wife is a horticulturist More qualified and knowledgable than i am for sure.Her speciality is Australian natives.Works at the local garden centre who i sub contract for.
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