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Hello Floridians!!!! A lil help for a northerner..

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Armsden&Son, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Hey guys/gals...
    I have a buddy that recently moved to Jacksonville and he is currently looking for work. He is a super good guy, super reliable, and he has been working with his Dad's masonry/hardscaping company for at least the last 7 years.. His fiance is in law school in Jacksonville so that is why he has moved to Florida... I am always on L.S so I told him I would put the word out... Any leads or info would be greatly appreciated... Thank you very much..
     
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    7 yrs experience, does he not want to start his own company? That's a good area to get it going.
     
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    He would absolutely start his own company... But he's still young (23) and he probably doesn't have a ton of coin saved up... He also literally just moved down there maybe a month ago.. So, he's looking to hopefully hop onto a crew. Not sure if he plans to permanently move to Jacksonville but he will definitely be there for at least the next 4 years while his fiance finishes school... And I realize he could go on craigslist or look up the local companies but he's been a good bud to me so I figured I would make some inquiries here on L.S... Do you happen to know anyone in that area?
     
  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    Sorry, I don't. They are a dime a dozen so he should be able to find something with his experience and age. Someone is always in need of a strong back. Tell him to hit the larger nurseries in the area, they should be able to point him in the right direction.
     
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Awesome! thanks for the tip!
     
  6. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    have him buy a beater pickup, a Honda HRX mower, Stihl weed trimmer, edger and blower

    He''ll find his niche and make more money in the long run
     
  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Well, he's more into hardscaping/masonry than lawn maintenance but if he were to go into maintenance, I couldn't possibly ever suggest to him to run a push mower out of a pick up... I couldn't even suggest a commercial walk behind in a pick up bed with ramps... I just wouldn't feel right about it...
     
  8. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    you should not have to suggest anything to him he's a grown man if he wants to make money an grow a business he should already be thinking about it. Nothing wrong with mowing yards out of a pick up. mowing landscaping, sprinkler maintenance,

    Lots of big companies start out that way Lots
     
  9. mjlcare2

    mjlcare2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Ive got work in Orlando if he wants to drive or move here!
     
  10. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Ok, let me hit him up and let him know... How far is Orlando from Jax?
     

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