Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71  
Old 06-07-2010, 10:56 PM
scagmower's Avatar
scagmower scagmower is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSB group View Post
100 yards with 5 full time guys and you? Must not be doing that many mulch jobs. I just passed 160 and its just my brother and I. What is your average size job? I seem to be around 13-14 yards.

yeah we do are share amount, but usually when we lay mulch we are usually installing new landscaping. Mulching everybody can do it and it doesnt take much skill, kind of like mowing. You can make a decent amount but im taking my company in a different direction, Were getting into drainage work, and hardscaping, landscape lighting, and this fall we will be offering installation of irrigation & maintenance on them. But yeah your right we probably average around 10 yards a week, and most jobs are small, usually 2 or 3 yards per job. This last install which I took a few shots of was 29 yards. Were probably close to 200 yards for the yr. This yr we have installed alot of river rock, probably close to 50 yards this yr.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 07-04-2010, 05:40 PM
jeffslawnservice jeffslawnservice is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 833
What model stihl paver saw did you buy this year. I saw that you posted it a few pages back and if you dont mind me asking about how much it cost. I am in the market for one.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 07-04-2010, 06:43 PM
TSB group's Avatar
TSB group TSB group is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lower Gwynedd PA
Posts: 118
Any idiot can do mulch and mow, I agree. I would also say most idiots think they can do pavers, hardscaping, and everything else you listed. Its all about keeping your customers happy, and selling your services. We do a very nice business just keep our own clients happy. Its sounds like you are branching out well, keep your business mind small no matter how big you grow and good luck!
__________________
TS Lawn and Landscape
2008 Ferris is3100z 32 Vanguard
2002 Toro 60" Z
94 F250 with Curtis plow
97 Chevy 3500 Lpack mason dump
2004 Ringo 7x16 open trailer - lots of racks
2004 EZ Dumper 7x18 open trailer for equipment
Echo PAS 265- all the toys
Stihl string trimmers
Tanaka hedge trimmers
Stihl stick edgers
Dolmar chain saws
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 07-05-2010, 05:27 AM
GrayM's Avatar
GrayM GrayM is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 84
Scag, just read through your thread. Looks like you have an awesome setup. I'll be starting out this fall doing cleanups etc., but hope to be where you are someday. I'm 18 so I find your success to be pretty inspiring. Unfortunately it'll have to be a part time deal for me the next four years because of school (parents insist). Hopefully after I've made my parents happy, I'll be able to devote all my energy to the business, and grow like you have.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 07-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Graveslawncare's Avatar
Graveslawncare Graveslawncare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 472
Don't go to school for 4 years just to make your parents happy. You'll just end up wasting 4 years of your life, man.
__________________
"Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."

"Without purpose ... goals, ambitions, and dreams aren't worth the paper they're written on. Without direction, a business plan, no matter how carefully written, is simply a bunch of words ruining a perfectly good blank sheet of paper."
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 07-07-2010, 05:34 PM
newtostone newtostone is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graveslawncare View Post
Don't go to school for 4 years just to make your parents happy. You'll just end up wasting 4 years of your life, man.
I strongly disagree, Anything done in life is not wasted as you walk away with new knowledge and new understandings. Also a lot of what is learned while attending college is social networking and time management. Not necessarily book smarts. Its one of the best times of your life, so I strongly encourage you to go away to school and enrich yourself. Believe it or not your customers in the future will have a great deal of respect for you knowing that you've attended college. The work will always be there, the opportunity to be 18-22 years old and living on a college campus being a maturing kid isn't.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 07-07-2010, 07:36 PM
jntaylor's Avatar
jntaylor jntaylor is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graveslawncare View Post
Don't go to school for 4 years just to make your parents happy. You'll just end up wasting 4 years of your life, man.
I completely disagree with this statement. I'm in my early 30's, a returning college student, and if I could erase my past and do it all over again I would. Trust me, college will make you more prepared to enter the work-force, start your own lawn care business, and enrich your life. Most employers or clients don't care about the actual degree you receive, it's just the fact that you achieved something.

Sure, you'll sit through endless hours of boring lectures and write ten page papers weekly, but you will also experience true college life- drinking cheap booze such as PBR, Natural Light, Keystone, and banging out hot college girls

Better yet, if your tuition is fully covered, you are in a much better position than I am right off the bat. I'll have nearly 40K in student loans after graduation, and will most likely be pushing a mower to pay them off.

Good luck GrayM, and go for it!

http://www.frontierlawn.net
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 07-08-2010, 01:28 AM
Graveslawncare's Avatar
Graveslawncare Graveslawncare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 472
Lol whoa guys I never said don't go to college. I went to college. I was saying don't do it to make someone else happy. You won't get nearly as much out of it if the only reason you're doing it is to make someone else happy. That's what I was getting at. College is great and so are the benefits. Just make sure it's what You want. Don't do it for your parents. Good luck with everything
__________________
"Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."

"Without purpose ... goals, ambitions, and dreams aren't worth the paper they're written on. Without direction, a business plan, no matter how carefully written, is simply a bunch of words ruining a perfectly good blank sheet of paper."
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 07-11-2010, 06:52 PM
scagmower's Avatar
scagmower scagmower is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 383
well little up date, sorry dont have much time to get on here these days, but i thought i might post some picts of a few jobs we have done. Also picked up a new truck a few weeks ago. Business is going good, still picking up lots of good jobs, doing lots of drainage work, dry wells french drains, and also new installs as well. Here some pict enjoy. For the mowing crew they are doing good as well grass has kind of slowed down which is somewhat nice, they have cut back and arent working saturdays anymore which isnt a bad thing i guess.
Attached Images
       

Last edited by scagmower; 07-11-2010 at 06:55 PM. Reason: more picts
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 07-11-2010, 07:24 PM
scagmower's Avatar
scagmower scagmower is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 383
more

.........................
Attached Images
         
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.

Page generated in 0.11580 seconds with 8 queries