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newbie from ny

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by zfisher, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. zfisher

    zfisher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Hey guys, Kinda new to the site! Joined awhile ago and never really posted much. But I have decide after my first year of being a complete failure in the lawn care bizz that maybe I could find a few pointers from the pros around here. Hope to learn a bunch from everyone here!:drinkup:
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Hey what's up man sorry to hear that. We're you solo:waving:
     
  3. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    what made it a complete failure?
     
  4. zfisher

    zfisher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Hey guys! Yes Joe I was solo, this is maybe my 3rd or 4th post and one of them had be about a helper. Every one said mow solo and Im glad I did or I would have been using scissors to mow!
    @YGIM I have no idea Why! I advertised in local papers and think I got 3 phone calls. I also hung almost 500 door hangers in the nicer neighborhoods and nothing not one call from them. The 3 phone calls I got all said I wanted to much, but also all complained about the current guy not doing a good job/not doing all the agreed work. I was working off the $60/per hr and pricing accordingly. the 3 yards were all over 1 acre each. I would bid any where from 60$-75$ on each depending on how much trim work there was.
    Where in NY r you guys from? I'm digging the names also,Very catchy!
     
  5. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    Im in orange county. Just keep pushing through it. It will come together.
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Longisland ny if you ever come down here we can go for lunch :waving:
     
  7. zfisher

    zfisher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    will do Joe!
     
  8. zfisher

    zfisher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Your real close! Nice web site buy the way! When should start advertising again? Im thinking around mid March to run a add in the local paper again. Should I do the door hanger thing again? If you dont mind me asking how long did it take you too get off the ground?
     
  9. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Hey Bud, Hey guys... I am actually new as well, new to the forum and a new owner. Have been working in the business for just over 10 years now however.. It's nice to see some names that I recognize:Ygim and joesimoes2. I recognize you guys because i have been reading the threads for a long time off google... just never signed up but now that i am a owner, i feel it is very important. Are there many companies in your area zfisher?
     
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Hey what's up man how's things up there are you plowing any snow. Down here we haven't gotten any good pushes yet:waving:
     

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