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My Humble Beginning

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lawn Care, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Lawn Care

    Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Abimbola (AB) 37 year old nigerian immigrant. have been gardening for 17years and been in the US with my family for 5 years. began lawn care as a hobby with used tools from a closing business stuffed in the trunk of my 3 series 1990 BMW. Seriously thought of making it a full time gig in 2004 and gradually replaced all my old tools. Now I have

    1 Honda ZX 6 series mower
    1 Toro 6.5 self propelled mower
    02' F-150
    2 Toro string trimmers
    1 back pack Blower
    1 Electric black and Decker Blower
    1 Electric black and Decker Hedge Trimmer
    Many hand tools
    Irrigation Design and Installer License (just for the mental exercise)
    15 customers first year, 40 2nd year, 85 - 90 this year.
    Competition is stiff in texas so I need advice from experienced pros.
     
  2. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Welcome to the site.
     
  3. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Welcome to the site, you will learn plenty from the pros on here and you will soon blitz the opposition :usflag:
     
  4. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    great story mate .all the best to you .keep on growing and all the best to yhe family


    *aussieflag* *newusflag*
     
  5. Lawn Care

    Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Your replies have changed my perception of on-line forums. I joined one in 2001, where I was labeled an idiot for asking a 'stupid' question. You can guess, I never went there again.
    Thanks.
     
  6. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Well that was probally Americans replying :laugh: no there are a few rotten eggs around but most people will try to help you out, dont worry about silly questions we are here to help *aussieflag*
     
  7. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Ya,
    I'm just starting out too. You should get a little 36 walkbehind. I saw the collest setup a guy had without any trailer. It was some kind of tailgate ramp thing. I think it would be perfect for you. then again I dont know anything about lawns in texas. lol
     
  8. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Hey lawn care ,just looking at your equipment you need to upgrade some of that home owner stuff to commercial grade equip when you are able to, it will last longer and do a better job :) :usflag:
     
  9. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Yes you might look around at used ive found very good deals there. What type of yards to you do? Hilly, Large, Small. Tight, Fenced? If you gave answer im sure some of the more senior members could steer you in the right direction!
     
  10. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Posts: 262

    oh I rember my huble start out of the trunk on my 1990 pontiac bonville back in 2002 memeories
     

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