Equipment photos

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by etwman, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    etw - the stupid meeting thing is awesome. I try to have a meeting once a month. We even just discusses the same thing - tire plugs! Easy, cheap, but yet never really thought about. The big thing is keepiing everyone informed or feeling part of the company.
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    Mine didn't. Maybe it's time for you to get a new insurance company.

    There is no logical reason to raise it. Should get a discount of anything.
     
  3. murrayslandscaping22

    murrayslandscaping22 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you are laying natural stone, I see that you are laying the base out of modified and and then using sand. My question is what do you use in the joints do you use mortar or do you use polymeric sand like for pavers?
     
  4. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can't use mortor in our climate. It'll crack without a concrete base with the cold temps. We use poly sand.
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  5. Paragon Ridge

    Paragon Ridge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    ETW,
    I noticed you have ICPI stickers on some of your trucks, which looks pretty good. I have always wanted to get into basic hardscaping since I am studying civil engineering and it is amazing to see how precise/complicated your line of work can be.
    I have a few questions though:
    1. Is ICPI the main organization for certifying contractors to install pavers professionally?
    2. After being certified, do you have to request permission to put their logo on company trucks?

    Thanks,
    Blake
     
  6. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes ICPI is the main certification. I think you have to be an ICPI member, not just pass the test, to put the stickers on your trucks, but don't quote me on that. It's been a while, that may have changed.
     
  7. jg244888

    jg244888 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you feel its a negative at all that you dont say something the landscaping or hardscapes in you name eg. earth turf & wood landscapes? or not?
     
  8. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No not at all. We have the tagline underneath it which explains what we do, and we have become well enough established in the area that people recognize the name and know what it represents.

    There were two criteria when I came up with the name. First, I didn't want my personal name in it at all. I know alot of companies have thier own last name inbedded in their company name, and that is fine. I look at it from the perspective if way down the road I wanted to sell the company I think it'll be alot more appealing if someone business with a neutral name. Face it, would you want to own "Bob's Landscaping" if your name was Bill Smith? Second, I wanted it to contain elements of what we do.

    Once again, just my opinion on it.
     
  9. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    I just wanted to drop you a note and say I enjoyed reading about your company in September 2011's Lawn and Landscape magazine. Great business you have there. Keep up the good work!
     
  10. jg244888

    jg244888 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    at the begining did you ever have anyone asking you what you guys did?
     

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