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Old 06-03-2008, 05:29 PM
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Flair Landscaping - 3rd Year Business Pictures

Hi guys,

Three years ago I started my own business after working about 5 years in the industry for another local contractor. I started cutting grass, first using my dad's truck (99' F250), and lawnmower. Half way through the season I bought a Kubota zero turn mower. The next season, I got married, so I wasn't able to use my dads truck any more and then purchased a Ford Ranger. After having that truck for about 5 months, I realized it was way too small for my needs, and decided to upgrade to a 98' Dodge 1500 4x4, which worked well for another year. This year, I decided to get out of lawn cutting and focus more strictly on hardscaping, and light excavating. I purchased a dump trailer, and a small skidsteer at the beginning of this year, and about a month ago I purchased a 04 F350 FX4. Here are some pictures of my progression in trucks/equipment.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:00 PM
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Nice Equipment
How hard are the hardscape installs

post some pics of your work
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:25 PM
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Did you sell the lawn accts and/or Kubota?
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:07 AM
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Looking good, that silver ford is a nice looking truck
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:21 AM
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Cool, I want a small skidder like that someday.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:57 AM
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That first picture, man such beautiful landscape out in your neck of the world. I wish Metairie, Louisiana looked like that.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:08 AM
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Good job. What'd the skid loader run ya?
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys! I did sell my Kubota, however didn't bother "selling" my accounts because I only did a handful anyways, so I basically just let them go to buddies I know in the business. I got the skidsteer for 6500, very handy little machine, a lot tougher than it looks too. I love my new F350, its a great truck, I don't use it to its full potential, but I definitely think ill grow into soon enough.
Thanks again guys!
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:30 PM
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$6500, good price. New or used? I'm looking to add a small skid steer like that next year.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:34 PM
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About reply #2, I don't quite know what you mean by how "hard" are the installs, but they're mostly just average backyard landscapes, like 300 to 500 sq ft patios, quite a few walkways and small retaining walls. I'm just a one man show right now so I prefer to keep to the smaller stuff for now.
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