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20 and just gettin rollin

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    Hey everyone. My name is Tom and I am finally starting my business. I have been doing landscaping for 7 years and took 3 years of horticulture in high school. I also took some business classes as well. I will be taking some classes at a communtiy college over the winter. So far I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 with a 7.5ft Meyer plow. I also have some basic hand tools as well. I dont have a family that is backing me or my mommy and daddy. I got me my wife and 2 kids. Yes and I am only 20. My boys are 2 years and 7 months. This whole company is being started out of my pocket, and it isnt very deep. I will be getting a 6x14 foot open trailer to start with. My equipment I am getting are a used Walker GHS and a used Wright Stander 52". I already have a stihl fs85 weedwacker and a blower. I will also be doing patios, retaining walls, lawn installs, sprinklers, fertilizing, and ornamental plant installs. I have my pesticide/fertilizer license from the state already. I am not going to be just a joe schmo out there with my head up my rear. I am very professional and proud of my work.
     
  2. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    Welcome to LawnSite :waving: Good luck. looks like you are on the right track. Mower size depends on what size lawn you cut. Let us know what size lawns you have and if tehy have gates so we could give you a thumbs up or down on those mowers. LawnInOrder
     
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    welcome aboard man. i dont know if youve read up but a lot i mean a lot of your start up questions will be answered in a couple hours reading searching starting up on this site. also youll need to check into insuranse and becoming a legal biz
     
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    Thanks alot! Most of the lawns I will be servicing do not have gates. I have gotten a 48 walker into a 36" gate. Kudos to walker for having flip-up decks and me for being a hillbilly with ingenuity. Also they are smaller residential topping out a 2 acres. A few commercial but not big at all. I am already incorporated and have the insurance allready. So now it is get the schooling done and set on the ground and go
     
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    Well this winter has been dragging its arse on me, but it has picked up. Got my truck all lettered up a few weeks ago. I must say it looks awesome. I think this year I am going to keep my thing part-time (sat-sun) and work one more year or so at a regular landscape co. I dont wanna jump in without enough work to keep me busy and keep money flowin. Got 2 little boys to keep full. Thanks for all the info everyone:waving:
     
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    Wow, its kinda funny looking back at this. It wasnt too long ago, but still very interesting. I must say I have since then learned wayyyyyyy more and have better, less expensive equipment and short and long term goals set. I must say I have progressed and matured alot since I joined.
     

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