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Old 02-10-2008, 08:17 PM
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It all started 10 years ago.... my dad was a superintendent for a construction company, ( still is today), and the owner of the building went up to him and asked if he knew any body that would cut the grass for them( 25+ acre pharmaceutical plant). My dad said, " sure I know some one, me!"

So my dad borrowed my uncle's 6X12 trailer, and my grandfathers riding lawn mower, and went to town! Alittle while later he bought a 6X12 trailer of his own, and a lawnmower, a john deere 275, and used his chevy 1500.

It took all day to cut this. He did his regular cut every Saturday. And the two (2) field's every other Sunday.

In 2001 we bought a John Deere 4400 with a loader and 72" mower to cut the feilds.

We got alot of side jobs from them as well. We put down multiple paver sidewalks, (from office trailers to buildings to parking lots). The 4400 came in real handy! In 2004 we bought our first zero-turn and walk-behind. A eXmark lazer Z and Metro (60" & 52"). We still had the 1500 and the 6X12.

In 2006 we bought another lazer Z, a enclosed 24' trailer and a 2006 Chevy 5500.

We got alot more grading and seeding jobs and had a big side walk job coming up, so we bought a 2007 New Holland L185 skid loader.

In 2008, here we are going full force like never before!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:32 PM
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yea...............
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:17 AM
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Sweet story man. Sounds like your dad grew from basically nothing to pretty decent (I've seen your equipment pics) in only a few short years. You'll must be doing something right! Keep up the good work..

-Chase
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:21 AM
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How many properties are you guys mowing now?
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:28 AM
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just one commercial lot.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:30 AM
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just one commercial lot.
Wait a dang minute...you have like 50k, at least, in a lawn rig, and do ONE ACCOUNT? WHAT THE F***?
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:13 AM
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Wow, sounds like things are getting tight in your area! I noted that on 10/13/07 you said you guys had 7 properties, ranging between 10 and 25 acres. And you are down to ONE now?

I must say, looking at the equipment pics, your dad has done a great job putting together everything, I love the enclosed trailer. I guess things can be kept a lot cleaner and neater when you are only making one stop a day or so, compared to making 12 to 15 a day for me here...
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:01 AM
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Yea its kinda hard to do 15 a day when you work another job full time.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:50 AM
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Yea its kinda hard to do 15 a day when you work another job full time.
So is that all for this year?...One commercial lot?..how big is it?(acres)
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:55 PM
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25+ acre pharmaceutical plant).
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