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Old 04-02-2014, 01:23 AM
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Put on some LED work lights on the back of the Yakima rack and added shovel/axe with Quick Fist clamps.


Nothing like having car parts in the kitchen!
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:51 AM
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I'm going to go ahead and nominate you right now for the most interesting man on Lawnsite.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:54 AM
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Lol! Very interesting story!
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:27 PM
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Dude, Who ARE you?????

Homeless? Real Estate Investment? Snow Cone Stands? Mint Mercedes Benz with the doors off offroading?
Landscape/Hardscape Company? Amazing Office like something I have never seen? Limo Party Bus Owner?

I'm going to go ahead and nominate you right now for the most interesting man on Lawnsite.

I don't know what you are doing, or how you are doing it, but I LOVE it!

Subscribed, Subscribed, Sub-freakin-scribed!!!!

P.S... Here is my favorite quote from you so far.... "I started seeking investors using library computers while I was homeless searching for business owners in the area who I thought looked like they had money."

Again, you just got that hustle that is utterly contagious. Reading your story and seeing your thread makes me want to get up that much earlier and tackle the whole Freakin WORLD!!!!!
Haha, thanks buddy! Not sure I'd go that far, though! lol But I honestly believe in the whole "it's who you know rather than what you know." 90% of you guys probably know more about horticulture than me and can bust out work twice as fast as me/my first employees currently can but that just means there's a higher learning curve but I like the challenge. If you look at huge corporations rise to get where they are it's usually because of financial backing and a network of investors who don't know a thing about how the company even works....but they do believe in and trust the person they're giving their money to. Now that company is able to take more risks at less risk than small companies and just keep on growing with proper management. Not anymore do I have to worry about food, rent, family, vehicle/equipment payments, monthly bills, etc because I believe in myself and have others in the right place that do also.



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Speaking of an odd choice in vehicles, I thought my setup was different but then I spotted this Range Rover work truck at Lowe's today. lol

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:09 PM
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Speaking of an odd choice in vehicles, I thought my setup was different but then I spotted this Range Rover work truck at Lowe's today. lol

There's lots of us out there that use what some might consider odd...

Here is mine I use for this randomly...it has the power and a hitch, so why not?

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:28 PM
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Yes! I remember seeing you post that picture before. Good looking Cayenne!
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:36 PM
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Im not impressed...I need to see a red plow hanging off the front of that thing.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:56 PM
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I don't always cut grass but when I do I either drive my dune buggy or my Mercedes with no doors to the job....
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:54 PM
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:39 PM
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Hey, it has the doors back on now! lol And of course if I need a truck or land a bunch of accounts that need bagged then I'll get a truck. Until then I'm just gonna use the Mercedes to tow my enclosed and use my Tacoma as a backup for clippings if necessary. Instead of spending $15-20k on a used truck now, I'm just going to wait and see if my plans for a custom box truck will make sense once I get a feel of how I want to operate the company in the future.
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