McG_Landscaping

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by McG_Landscaping, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. stuntmanlogan

    stuntmanlogan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey thanks man. Ive got a question for you. How does it work with you being in school. I read that you go to school a little ways away from where you live. I still go to college as well, I just turned 20. But my school is 3 miles away from my house. I figure you just drive back during the storms and then head back to school when your done pushing. I was just wondering. Thanks
     
  2. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I go to school exactly 50 miles from my house so its an hour drive. But I have it worked out pretty decently. I stay at school mon - fri but always have my schedule so I can leave here around noon on friday and mow friday and saturdays. I only plow for a HOA right now with my uncle who has been doing it for 15 years so I just go after class and they usually dont have a problem with it. It is roughly 40 miles from my school tho :hammerhead:. Next year I am hopefully picking up a few larger commercial properties between my house and school. After storms I just head back to school but I do go through alot of gas and I spend a lot of time driving. But I figure it will be worth it after I get out and hopefully have a good clientele base already built. So now it sucks but i look to the future! If I get any jobs that are worth it I will come home in the week to do the job and just come back to school after. I also work with my uncle's landscaping company (he's a solo op too) sometimes in the week while I am at school because he is about half way between my school and house. Then on every other tuesday I leave school and go mow my largest commercial account all day. That is about an hour drive as well. In the summer all of my accounts are within 10 miles (with the exception of my large commercial)/ Although the driving sucks while I am in school I love the work and cant wait to be doing it full time!
     
  3. stuntmanlogan

    stuntmanlogan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I see thats a lot of driving lol. Have you ever thought about sub contracting your truck for someone in town where you go to school, just until you get out of school. That way the only equipment you would need, would be your truck and plow.
     
  4. McG_Landscaping

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    I actually have looked into it but i go to school in the middle of nowhere and there are very few opportunities. The one company I looked at actually was near where I already plow so I figured it out and I would still be making more money doing my own stuff on my own time. But yes the thought has crossed my mind many many times!
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where do you go to school bud?
     
  6. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slippery Rock University! I love being out in the country! I just wish there was more work up here lol
     
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    you should make the drive to yankee lake truck night in ohio sometime this summer. Its pretty cool I bet you would like it they got mudding pull offs all kinds of stuff, I usually go every friday night just depends how busy I am etc last year I made most of them and towed friends trucks about 12 times.
     
  8. McG_Landscaping

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    Thats bad @$$! I will have to check it out! I like that kind of stuff plus racing and demo derby but I just never get to check it out! I will have to make a point to do it tho!
     
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cool man, I knew a handful of people that went/go there. I went to Geneva over in Beaver Falls. I do love being in the country though; I'd like to move to Montana or South Dakota someday.
     
  10. McG_Landscaping

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    I have one or two friends that go to Geneva . I would love to live out here but I just dont think there is as much work compared to the area I am in now.
     

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