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Old 12-22-2014, 10:09 PM
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Been on here for a few years, finally joined. A little back story, 26 years old, here in Upstate NY. Did Commercial Lawn Care since 16. Parents owned one of the areas largest Lawn Care etc businesses. We did 70 percent commercial. Had over 130 lawns, keeping 3 crews busy. In the winter, we ran 4 trucks, 2 skids, 2 loaders. In 2006, my father got cancer, and did not have insurance. In 2008, it finally bankrupted the business. I started my career as a diesel tech in 2008, and finally made it to where I am as a Service/ Parts advisor for local diesel shop. When I found out my wife and I were expecting, It hit me that I wanted my son to learn what work is, and to have the oppurtunity to learn the blue collar lifestyle, while I give him the oppurtunity to create his own white collar dreams. I started my company last year, as a residential Lawn mowing, and landscape business. My plan is not only to maintain lawn care etc, but Property Management none the less. I will be buying my first home this month, and plan to buy 3 more this year. I plan to have 3 rentals plus my own, and to always have a flip going on. I have linient hours, and have saved up for a while.

Please excuse the dad mobile. I had a RCLB F250, but needed something safe for the baby. Once things settle down I will be trading in the wifes car for a new truck.

All my equipment was what was left of dads, or bought brand new last year.

My Mowers
2014 Hustler Super Duty 48''
2009 Toro 50''
2002 Scag 48'' Walt behind
1999 Ariens Self Propelled Commercial Push w/ bagger

Handhelds
Husq 128ld
Husq 150bt
Husq 125t
Husq 455

Then of course the Dad mobile is a 09 Rav4, and the trailer a 2013 Haulmate with Wood floor and Trimmer holders

And the snow removal equipment is obvious....its all I need for my suburban driveway.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:21 PM
cutshortlandscaping cutshortlandscaping is online now
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You have to start somewhere. And did your dad beat the cancer?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:50 PM
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Yes he did! Alive and well and living the garnished wage American Dream lol
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:33 PM
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That's good to hear about your dad! I wish you much success!
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