New Business in Denver, Have some Questions

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by wairinc, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. wairinc

    wairinc LawnSite Member
    from Denver
    Posts: 5

    Hello everyone, I am 18 Years old, and I was looking into starting a lawn maintenance company here in Denver, then I stumbled apon this site, INCREDIBLE source of information, thanx a ton. But needless to say I am now more than looking into it, I am selling my car to buy a truck or jeep that can pull a trailer. I am selling some of my business assetts from the internet company; buying / selling business I also have to use as start up capital. I am looking at about 1500$ for equipment to start,

    $500 honda 22' walkbehind
    $150 Trimmer (need ideas)
    $150 Blower (also Need Ideas)
    $350-450 Trailer (5' - 6' possibly)
    $250 Advertising, business cards etc.

    Is there anything that I am missing? Im sure there is but I am just not sure. I am looking to get around 20 lawns my first couple months as I will be doing it part time, I will be holding a full time job to pay for rent / utilities and whatnot, and I also have my internet business to help.

    Everything I make the first year will be going back into the company;

    A new truck,
    enclosed trailer,
    36' walkbehind,

    Is there something else better spent to get jobs done faster? I just want to be a solo operation, and ultimately 100 ish jobs a week to do by myself.

    Here is where I need your help ,

    I would like to here what all of your start ups were like, rocky or not,

    Do you work solo now?
    How many jobs do you have per week?
    how much do you bring in monthly?
    things like that.

    Also for your established guys, what do you charge extra for?

    Dog cleanup?
    Tree trimming?
    Hedge Trimming?

    Anything you charge extra for and how much would be appreciated,

    Thanx alot for your help guys, and I look forward to becoming an active member in the community.
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi wairinc,

    It's never easy to start up a company, if it was, everyone would be doing it. Just keep reading and pushing forwards. Remember, you can make your business as big as you want it.

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