I Had A Dream!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by qualitylawnmanagement, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When i was little 5yrs old, I always wanted to have a mowing an landscaping company. I use to sit there in a chain watching lco's come by and mowing with dixie choppers. I started mowing the guy next to me then another came along till I was like ten i had bout 3 accounts that I did each week. So in summer of 03 my dad bought me my first rider, I was so happy. It was a simplicity regent 16hp 44in deck this thing was a beast, It laid down some nice stripes so nice that when there was snow on the ground(1-2in) on the ground you still could see them. By summer 2003 i was up to 7 accounts and making easy money. Then in spring of 2004 my dad and I went and look at trailers ended up with a heavy built corn-pro trailer(6'6"by12') i bought it with my own money $1300 or $1400 i think. So we started doing more and more lawns up 20-25 accounts a week. Then we had this lady who asked us to mow her lawn 4 acres and hasn't been mowed once that year yet. my simplicity cut right threw it (1ft-2ft) tall grass:gunsfirin . Then the mower couldn't take it any more so when went and looked at some dixie choppers after a long days work, it was 4 o'clock and the dealer closes at a 5 so he showed us around and we demoed some and walked out a owner of a xwf2703-60in flat-lander. O man was this thing nice. the mower was a lemon but we stuck with d/c and our dealer stuck behind his product and fixed. We were in the 2 or 3 days a week for repairs, geting belts. Then we up to bout 30 or 35 accounts weekly. An home improvement investor came up to us and asked us to mow his property's he works at (15-25) accounts a week just off him and plus my 25 i already had, man i was making some money.payup. In the fall that year I payed off a $8000 mower. Then i bought a simplicity walk-behind for the new year. So in spring of 2005 the investor asked us to do it again for him this year and plus do his apartments(8) 3 or four acre property's. So on my 15th b-day i got a 1997 ford 250HD reg cab xlt 4x4( i had to pay for it though) and a brown bed edger which is the best edger out there i think. Then we had to buy a bagger for the mower. I went to my dixie chopper dealership and bought a trac-vac, he gave us a good discount paid cash for. Worked out good this year.Now i have a bunch of thing to add next year including: another dixie chopper with a tra-vac,lesco 36in walk, ez-dumper insert, ez-dumper landscape trailer, all Shindaiwa's trimmers blowers edgers hedge trimmer, sno-way vee plow with a sno-way spreader.
    now i'm not dreaming any more it came to live
    Thank you for reading my long beginning to becoming a LLC

    Mike
     
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    WOW that sounds awesome. how many accounts do u have now. do u do any landscaping?
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Zim bob, read the bottom of his signiture to answer your first question,

    Ok, what has been your best form of advertising to date, it seems like word of mouth has done you good so far but, do you do anything else to advertise, i really want to get alot more clients this year to really put my eXmark to good use. Thanks for the response!
     
  4. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm up to about 35 weekly account's and then plus about 15 accounts I do bi-weekly for the investor. Yes I do some landscaping not as much as i would like to be doing I did about 5in 2005 have about 12lined up up for 2006 to do in the spring and and early summer.I think that should answer your question.

    thanks mike
     
  5. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My best advertising would of been word of month, and also doing a nice job on that property. I'll will be putting an ad in the paper and int the phone phone this spring. My mom is also a Realtor and she got us some good jobs before, theres one that we get paid $200 a cut and where only the for an hour. Go to some of the reality place and pass out some business cards.

    thanks mike
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey, would you happen to have an AOL screen name, ide love to chat sometime about business to get ideas and such, im always looking to improve and expand, mine is mcwlandscaping you have a really good thing going for you there!
     
  7. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nope i don't have aol. Do you have msn?
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Darn, no i don't, i only have AOL IM and YAHOO IM, mabe ill try and get that one, do you have to be a MSN subscriber to get it??
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ok, i see you don't have to be an MSN subscriber to get their IM service, i got through the whole process and they said they were having difficulties with their server and to try again later, i will and when i do ill let you know, hope to ttys
     
  10. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for answering my quistion how many accounts do u wantby the end of next year
     

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