Going out of business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ksland, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Chevy...The rain isnt bad. I only work wed-friday, and still got the landscaping job done today, so it wasnt that bad. Now it has really kicked in. Supposed to be nice though wed-friday for cutting.

    Chevy..I would highly recommend against a 33". I havent looked at the billy goat, but if it was ANYTHING like the 33"WB troybilt i had it was a piece. The only good thing that came of that was i sold it for more than i paid for it. I just bought a 36" gear and that shaved two hours off of time for this past week. NOT BAD! Next year i am selling it and buying a hydro for even better production.

    Trevor
     
  2. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    really, interesting thanks! I will keep that in mind
     
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    rain hasn't stopped up here since midnight last night.

    maybe KS hit the lottery. wouldn't that make some of us look silly
     
  4. Firstclasslawn

    Firstclasslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys I am not trying to be an azz or be low class, I could just tell from the way he said not to ask for any explanation that he was giving up and not going on to greener things, I just hate to see people pour Time and Effort Cash and sweat into a business and then shut it down, I have actually talked 2 of my buddies into keeping their businesses and now they are sucessfull
     
  5. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Firstclass your such a mean guy, how dare you try to talk this kid into keeping his Business! If I was KS I would shut this thread down and go put up some flyers. BTW KS how much are you selling your shirts for, and maybe your tiedowns, I think I might be able to use those too. You guys are some freakin' vultures! Good luck with your future indeavors, never give up on your dreams!
     
  6. KLC LAWN

    KLC LAWN LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys.... just came across this thread of when I went out of business in 2004. A lot has changed since then and I figured I would share my experiences since.

    The main reason I quit business back then is my spouse had Cystic Fibrosis and was waiting for a double lung transplant donor... And needed my care along with my 2 children which one is autistic.

    I sold everything off, paid debts, banked the rest and carried on. She received her double lung transplant in 07.. Which at the time was a success... Was good for first year... second year ran into complications and by Jan 2010 had passed away at age 33 at home surrounded by loved ones.

    I don't regret getting out for the reasons I chose to... But the passion was still there.

    Since Jan 2010 I have sold my house, worked as construction foreman for a fairly big local landscaping company, managed another.... Ultimately ending up back to my own again.

    K&S Landscape is no more. I am now KLC Lawn & Landscaping... second year in and rebuilding. I have met another woman and now combined 2 families and have a clear head and optimistic outlook for the future.

    I have so far built a really tight small mowing route and working solo/semi-solo am generating enough to live off of.

    Just figured this would be an interesting read for anyone considering leaving their business. I do miss the business that I had.... however the time I gained could never have been replaced.

    Ken
    KLC Lawn & Landscaping
    www.klclandscape.com
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good luck and may Karma and the Lord bring you and yours happiness.
     
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good luck Ken.
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw this thred was 2004, youve been hit hard, WAY TO KEP YOUR HEAD UP.
    Mabey if you have time you could start a new thred on how the lawn business has changed over the last 10 years.

    Good luck and Gods speed.
     
  10. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sorry to hear of the trials and tribulations in your life, and hope the future remains bright.
     

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