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Hi! From Stan in Springfield, MO

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Stan's_Lawn_Service, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Stan's_Lawn_Service

    Stan's_Lawn_Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Hi Everybody! Just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. I am new
    to this forum but not new to the business. I have been doing lawn care for
    26+ years and have been in Springfield for 6 1/2 years of it, Wichita Kansas
    for 7 years and Houston Texas for the rest of the time. I started out at 12
    years old with my brother going neighbor to neighbor with a push sickle mower (read this as no gas, all muscle) at $5.00 a yard. People moaned about the price even back then. I mowed my father's gas station, a old Sinclair gas station.

    I have been running my own business for the last 14 years. I have chosen to work in Springfield as a one man band. I have seen many companies come and go. The one thing that I have noticed is that the new ones come up with all new "everything" and lots of debt. They either price themselves out of the local market or lowball and are unable to pay the debt that they accrued.

    I have enjoyed this series of forums!! If anyone needs information I would be
    very happy to help!

    I have ran just about every machine out there and do all of my own maintenance on them.

    I am very lucky to be here. At the age of 40, 1 year ago I had quadruple bypass surgery. The doctor gave me 30+ years now! I have some heart damage so I cannot work as hard as I use to. But I can still work other people under the table! I was able to recover and I am now back at the business full time. I only lost one customer over it. (believe it or not he was a doctor...) I had two other small lawn businesses that helped me out during
    my recovery. It pays to network and to be friendly. There is plenty of work out there and there is no sense in getting up in arms about new people.

    Oh, by the way, I am very heavy into the Mopar Cars and I really love what I do for a living!! I will do this until the day that I die!

    Sincerely, Stan :blob2:

    This is my current equipment:
    (ALL of this I bought new)

    98 Dodge Quad Cab
    98 Toro 36" fixed deck with Velke
    97 John Deere 21"
    Stihl weedeater
    Stihl Stick edger
    Stihl Backpack Blower
    89 Tandem trailer
    Backup Truck, 79 Dodge Shortbed Fleetside Truck (old reliable!)

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  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    wekcome to lawnsite stan. sux that you got bypass. my dad got 3 heart attacks and is really lucky to be here.
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    Glad to have you aboard and sounds like you will be able to bring a good amount of knowledge to the site, Welcome!
     
  4. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    welcome aboard stan! glad to see someone else on the same page as me on the high overhead thing.
     
  5. ross carroll

    ross carroll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    What is up stan? I also am from springfield. This is my first year mowing full time and I'm verry excited about the possibilities that this business can bring. I work for ozak dodge selling mopar parts for twelve years so I guess you can say that I'm a mopar fan also.I think I saw you today near grand and fort is your dodge red?
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Welcome to the site Stan!Hope you enjoy.
     
  7. Stan's_Lawn_Service

    Stan's_Lawn_Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Yes, I drive a extend quad cab Dodge truck in "Chili Fire Red".... I am sure that you had to have seen me! I am all over the town. Do you know Cecil? Get in touch with me if you want. I can help you with details to get you started! Tell you the ins and outs if you need them... Good Luck with the business! You could come over the house and talk shop and see my Mopars.

    Send me a PM if you want to meet or email me at demon340@mchsi.com

    Nice to meet you! Stan

    Thanks to everyone that welcomed me to these forums! I enjoy these forums very much! Thanks to LawnSite.com.!
     

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