Average age

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BullfrogLawn, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. BullfrogLawn

    BullfrogLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    What is the average age of the guys that own their own LCO on this site? How old were you when you started? 36 here and started 2 years ago.
     
  2. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    10 years old is when I started service (my dad came home with a weed eater for my birthday). Now it has been 27+ years of lawn care for me.
     
  3. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    im 17 but have been mowing since before i was ten. i started with a 21'' and one neighbors lawn and i have worked my way up
     
  4. dwight1moore

    dwight1moore LawnSite Member
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    Im 29 started my business March 1st 2009
     
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I am almost 14, if you belive it or not I started when I was 8 wuth a 2 21s( one was a gift the other one was my dads, as well as a old ass echo hand held blower and a battery string trimmer. People were amazed with my work and that I could handle using the old equipment. Now I have 10 accounts and all professional equipment
     
  6. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,327

    Almost the same as you, started around/before 10, but now only 14. I mowed my yard 1 or 2 times with a 21", and my neighbor came over and asked me to do his.
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i offered to mow my neighbors when the other kid doing it moved away. a guy down the street then asked me to do his. after that word of mouth helped me land a few more accounts
     
  8. Total Grounds Maintenance

    Total Grounds Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    Soon to be 38yrs old. Started 12 years ago for 2 seasons then gave it up to get a what i thought was a respectible job. Then got tossed to the side with the bad economy. Started back up in March.
     
  9. JConner

    JConner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    I've been cutting since i was thirteen but i started the business may 2007 and im now 21
     

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