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How long in the business?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Blades Lawn Maintenance, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407


    Gas for .25 Gal ?? That would be great!

    Same way, gotta stay busy.
     
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    Been mowing since I was 15
    Took over day to day operations of my father's company last year.... I wish I could go back to being 15 when riding on a sulky and trimming all day didn't cause so many aches and pains and when I went home at night I didn't have more work to do :cry:
     
  3. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 994

    Me and my dad started doing this on the side 4 years ago. Hopelly next spring we will make it official and really push for more business.
     
  4. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,059

    10 years by myself...started in the neighborhood when i was 8
     
  5. TJ Property

    TJ Property LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 217

    3 going on 4 soon
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    I started with 4 lawns all within walking distance of my parents house. Used a push mower 21 lawn boy. I started when I was going into the 4th grade so whatever age that is! Each year after that I gained a few more. Pulled the mower behind the bike for many years until I could drive. Now I am 38 yrs old and expanded into all lawn service, landscape design and build. Spraying. Snow. Striping parking lots. Remodel or build new houses. Started a nursery this year. So yes been around. Always learning new things. Improving always. And I can't forget I have an awesome support system -my wife and three boys! Oh yes I still have the paper work from those early years. My wife thinks I am nuts keeping those old records but I just gotta keep them.
     
  7. Greenstar Services

    Greenstar Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Started cutting when I was 13. Officially went into business at 18. Closed it down at 46 during the divorce, returning to the industry I love at 48. :canadaflag:
     
  8. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,700

    Im Just finishing up my 4th season, cant wait for next year!
     
  9. thethirstymoose

    thethirstymoose LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    28 years here, love it too, its a hard business now with high fuel costs, and a sporadic economy but try making every day the best I can
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  10. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    I just realized I never said my experience. Ive been cutting family members yards since I was 14. Officially went in buisness at 16. I'll be 18 tomorrow on the 17 of sept. And Im finishing my 2nd season of lawn care this year. Loving every bit of it
     

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