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hello from northern VA

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Townhouse Yards, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 818

    Hello,
    I am seventeen years old, and have my own business, Townhouse Yards. I specialize in providing Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance to townhouse yards. I have read threads on this site for a while, and I finally decided to take the plunge and create my own profile. If you all have any tips let me know. Thanks!
     
  2. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Hey man,
    I'm in fairfax, va. Hbu? I am 15 and have a lawn business with 10 weekly yards.
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  3. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 818

    Hey RyanA97,
    I officially started last month, but I've been working for the past two years. I don't have any weekly accounts, but I have 4 I do snow removal and landscape maintenance for. I just picked up one this week I have been working on for two days now. It's a a huge clean-up of the back yard in preparation for the client to put her house on the market. I want to work up to the point to have weekly mowing accounts, but until this one is done, I have my hands full. What method of advertising is most effective for you?
     
  4. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Nice! I live in a pretty connected community so my major ways of advertisement were through word of mouth and Facebook. However, I started off this season with flyers which got my business going.
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  5. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 818

    I was wondering if a facebook page was effective or not. I guess i'll give it a try. I got my business going by sticking my business cards on doors. Also, references and I have a website i'm getting ready to publish, so i'll put the link on my next business cards or facebook. Thanks for the tip! What equipment are you mowing with?
     
  6. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I use a 2000 Toro 32 walkbehind ( yes it's a little old but still functional and provides a quality cut.) I picked it and a grass gobbler up for $450. We also have a stihl kombi system with edger and trimmer heads. Right now we use a handheld blower but we are saving up for a BP blower probably intone for leaves. Right now I make $698 a month which is alright for me since in 15.
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  7. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 818

    Cool! Since I only maintain small yards that all have gates, a 32' would be great if I got a lot of accounts. Do you find it off craigslist?
     
  8. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 818

    bump for any more comments?
     
  9. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Yes craigslist
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