Hello my name is Barret Campbell and I'm from Prince Edward Island ,Canada. I'm 18 years old (turn 19 next week ) but I have been in this industury for about 9 years now. It started out when my dad bought a new Kubota 1700 mower to cut our own yard with. Well he thought it might be a good idea to cut a few lawns after work just as something to keep me busy and so I could have a little cash for myself. Well a few grew to be 11 accounts that year and suddenly what seemed like over night we were in bussiness. So we grew steadily for the next 5 years. Up untill then we had been using Lawn and garden tractors for all the mowing but that changed when Kubota indroduced its ZD series. That was the first time I had even heard of a zero turn rider because around here the only dealers we had to choose from was Kubota and John Deere. So the first year it was avaliable we bought a ZD21 and boy was it ever a time saver. I had gotten my drivers liscense by this time and with the ZD I was able to cover the same ground by myself that me and my dad use to do using 2 garden tractors. Then last year we bought a second zero turn, this time a ZD28 with a 72" deck . I was cutting about 60-70 lawns a week solo, except in the spring because I was still in school. Now as of 2006 I will be running the business full time and hope to start doing some small landscaping as well as the grass cutting. My hopes are to keep growing and in a few years have 2 mowing crews and a landscaping/mantaince crew. Also I am looking at adding snow removal but kind of second guessing that after the "winter" we just had . So thats a condenced version of my story. I have learned a lot from looking around this site and hope I will be able to help anybody else out when ever I can.