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Old 11-07-2010, 06:51 PM
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I was still trying to figure out if you maintain your own equipment or not. Do you do it yourself, use an outside shop, or have a full time mechanic on your staff? The maintenance/reparis on the small engines and truck are what kill me cost wise. I plan to take a course over the winter on small engine repair but they are hard to find.
Jim...we do all of the maintenance on our equipment ourselves. A few of our guys are pretty mechanically inclined. We have a very good mechanic in town that we send all repairs to that are too big for us or that we don't have time for. We spend a ton of money on maintenance & repairs each year. We rarely send any of our trucks or equipment to the dealer for service or repairs...too expensive!
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:17 PM
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Very inspiring. Work and equip are awesome. It takes a lot of vision and hard work to build it up to what you have there I know, did you think when you started it would take off the way it did? Where is the largest growth of business at if you dont mind me asking? Is it snow removal ? Landscaping? Installs? Im just curious.
Thank you for the kudos! When I started I did not expect to turn the business into much...was just doing it for a little extra money while in high school & college. After college things were going so well that it didn't make sense to get out of it at that point. Our maintenance doesn't grow too much year to year, that has been pretty steady for the last few years. Our irrigation has grown quite a bit over the last few years, we are much busier with service work than we were a a few years back. We have increased our volume in hydroseeding quite a bit over the last 2 years also. We don't really have any one end of the business that is really taking off much more than another.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:17 PM
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Hey pro turf, what's a good way to start in landscaping.? I started my lawn care business in 99' and now I would like to do a couple installs a year. I just don't know about the investment in a skidster? Any advice. Is much appreciated . Thanks. Bring on the snow!
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:46 PM
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Hey pro turf, what's a good way to start in landscaping.? I started my lawn care business in 99' and now I would like to do a couple installs a year. I just don't know about the investment in a skidster? [/i][/size]
If you are just getting started with only a few small projects a year I would recommend you rent a skid steer or mini excavator for your jobs. You won't have to worry about a payment all year if you don't have consistent work for the machine or things get slow. Also you could sub out a local company who has the equipment and pay them hourly or by the day...we often get subbed out by other companies who don't have the equipment for certain jobs. Good luck!
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the advice! I was thinking about renting a machine if I land an install job. Hey I like your website! I'm currently getting one designed right now. I hope I can attract more customers with it.seems like the new generation loves the web. I'm 34 and don't know tech stuff like most 12 year olds! Lol!
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:16 PM
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Here are a few random pics that I had on my phone from this season...
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:38 PM
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:46 PM
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VERY NICE!! Can't wait to see some more pic's!!
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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Very nice.looks great man.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:58 PM
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Hey I just saw a pro turf truck working in St. Louis MO by mt house the other day.
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