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Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by mdlwn1, Jul 24, 2007.
Anyone out there maintain a very large property?
Probably a lot of us. We have a 3 acre estate and a few larger properties. Why?
I meant 30+ acres with a staff kinda thing. Just lookin to bump into someone doin the same thing as me.
25 acres. Mowing, chemicals, landscape maintenance. It is mostly mowing though. Only the house & entrance are landscaped on probably 5 acres of it.
Yes 2 movie producers
1 extremely famous and current rock star
1 retired rocket scientist formerly on the shuttle program. Please dont ask me for names.
I used to do work for a few people where they had at least 1 full time maintenance man, the biggest crew ever was 7 people that were employed full time to do maintenance. I just did my thing, and they did theirs.
Was just lookin to touch base with someone in my shoes. I have a full time year round staff as well as tree and lawn service.
We maintain a 28 acre residence located on a river. Mowing, fertilizing twice per season, maintenance of beds, other general services such as tree pruning, clean ups etc... This is our third year.
Last year we had a 87 acre estate across the river, but it was sold and they hired a full time staff.
I am walking in your shoes. I have two properties that are residential developments consisting of 25-30 acres each. I have four guys that maintain both properties weekly. We also have a landscape crew and tree crew, as well as two additional mowing crews. Talk about stress!!!!!!!!! Glad to know someone else has to deal with this as well
I can assure you with proper management and a appropriate business plan and even if you continue to grow and expand your service capacity, the stress can subside if you really want it to. speaking for myself only- for years and years I insisted and demanded 100% total control with every aspect, I needed to let go and I slowly learned how to do just that. I had no life until I mastered what I should stress about and what I should not stress about.