Question about Palm and Tree Trimming

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by freshprince94, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. MarcSmith

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    I went to High school in DE. I was cutting grass in south orlando on the mid 90's. I graduated from UF in 95 and moved to Kissimee I did a few props in Kissimmee. one of which the was the hardees. but most of my props were north of the Osceola parkway and south of the bee line around JYP and OBT
     
  2. Andover Landscape Co.

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    That weirdz me out that neither of us are in FL now, but were both so close at the same time...

    So did you used to cruz Interstate 4 (International Drive) back then? That was the hot spot back in the early 90's. OBT, 192 and idrive is were I spent my teens...
     
  3. MarcSmith

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    I worked at Disney for a few years so Si pent time trolling at Pleasure Island for free....by the time I got O-town i was dating and married by 97...so not much cruzin..although spent many a night at Howl at the moon on church street..
     
  4. Andover Landscape Co.

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    Holly sh*t dude that is crazy... Me and my buddy used to wait out in the Pleasure Island parking lot and ask people who were coming out for thier wrist bands.. We were just barely under age but we always got in , like pimps...wow

    Old-Town was cool had the little marry go round in the back... I remember taking a car load of girls to Old Town. They were all literally crying in the back seat over a dam Boys to Men song on the radio.. Wow those were the good old days...

    Chuch Street Station, we were all over that area as well that's crazy... I miss it

    Oh and my best friend worked for Disney...
     
  5. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is so weird, I know exactly where yall are talking about! OBT is definitely not a hangout anymore, that's where all the hookers in Orlando are haha...Old town is still here...lot of new strip malls in Kissimmee...and Medieval Times is still there but I dont think there is a landfill there anymore, I believe they have apartments now.

    MarcSmith, were you doing any accounts in Hunter's Creek? I do a lot of accounts around South Orlando, JYP, OBT, couple in Kissimmee, Meadow Woods, etc.
     
  6. Andover Landscape Co.

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    Meadow Woods? Isn't that near Donagan St. just off OBT by Starling Chevrolet. I had friends that lived there... I used to live in BVL(Buena Ventura Lakes) from 88'-92' surely you know were that is....


    Now that I think of it I remember the landfill.. it was somewhere near Osceola parkway...
     
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  7. MarcSmith

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    FP, google bass road landfill it loos like its stll there...

    Old town with the old car cruise in were always cool...

    I had props in South chase, Whisper lakes, Hunters creek, there used to be a restaurant and storage lot across from Gator land which I did, The Baymont inn and perkins restaurant @ OBT and 528. I did Several HOA's in Whisper lakes. I had the contract for several perkins in the area. and several storage yard which were owned by the same people..And a bunch near sea world off of central florida parkway in Williamsburg...

    South Chase and Whisper lakes was my profit center. very tight route...
     
  8. Andover Landscape Co.

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    Marc, did you ever do any kind of pest control back in those days? The guy I used to work with had accounts in the Whisper Lakes/Hunters Creek area you were referring to just up the road from Tupperware..

    When I lived there, that whole area was about half as developed as it is now...
     
  9. MarcSmith

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    I was lic for T&O never got my indoor lic. but I did indoor work for freinds...

    I moved out when them big resort opened up on JYP across from whisper lakes..soldm y house about 1 year too early...
     
  10. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah Meadow Woods is over there, I don't really work much in Whisper Lakes anymore, with the economy a lot of people over there cut their own lawn but I know exactly where you're referring to. The hotel they built is nice but seems kind of out of place to me.

    I will check out that landfill, it is a lot closer than the Orange County Dump.

    You guys wouldn't recognize parts of this area if you came back, especially around John Young, Town Center blvd., and Hunter's Creek. Over the past 5-10 years it has changed exponentially. Hunter's Creek was originally swamp land to begin with...
     

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