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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by kleankutslawn, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what classes are you taking westsweeper?
     
  2. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, west a good amount of us are solos. I have a helper 2 - 3 days a week & my wife helps me from time to time (like last weekend & this coming weekend) but for the most part I am on my own. :rolleyes:
     
  3. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
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    As a matter of fact I think I have seen you, now that I think about it...lol. Yeah I do some downtown St Pete, South St Pete, Tierra Verde, Tyrone and few in Clearwater.
     
  4. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm solo, girlfriend helps sometimes but she hates it. rofl. Gas is killin me yes, so I did have to go up on some of my accounts, they were understanding and I still have those accounts. I just take it as it comes, I'm not quitting, too much at stake, ya know?
     
  5. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am solo everyday except Monday. Monday I cut all of my big properties and so I need a second mower going to make money on them and actually make it home before 10:00 pm.....:dizzy:

    I plan on taking some classes at the Plant City extension of UF to get my bachelors in Turf managment or something in the Hort field. I just need to get control of my schedule and then go for it.
     
  6. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kevin, what color is your Ranger? I think I may have also seen you. My truck is a Tundra with a topper, both white. The windows on the topper are tinted dark & the name of my company & phone # is on them in white letters (They stand out even at 2am). My trailer is black. I have some in S. St. Pete. & Tyrone & my P.O. Box is at the Tyrone Post Office.....lol.
     
  7. westsweeper4

    westsweeper4 LawnSite Member
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    Yea I hear you about the too much in it. Hard to get away from it when its something you like to do.

    As far as classes, not too sure yet. Probably take a class on irrigation, some pest control/fert classes, and just some other basics. Havent decided whether I want to delve into the fert application side of it or not. Basically just to get a formal knowledge of the St Aug grass. And it will help me put off student loan payments for another 6 months :hammerhead:


    tama, what kind of "big" properties do you do? seems like they are rather scare down here. id take 40-50 big properties over 100+ of the pesky HOA lawns any day.
     
  8. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Actually I don't too much like the big ones, they take so long that they don't pay as well as the smaller ones but the people absolutely love our work so I will stick with them.

    I have my brother-in-laws auto shop on 301 in Dade City which is about 3.5 acres, and then a 5 acre in St. Joe, and then, 2 acres again in Dade City, and then 1 acre in Dade City.

    The 5 acre property takes forever because it is LOADED with trees so we have to walk the property weekly and pick up sticks that have fallen and the owner has been having me plant annuals and some other stuff. I will be putting in some Mexican Heather and African Iris and some Marigolds this week and mulching one more bed on the pool deck. We did 2 beds on the pool deck last week.

    I only have 26 properties right now but I am sending out a few hundred more postcards to places where they see my vehicle each week and then I will do doorhangers one more time. I need about 10 more accounts and I will be good to go.

    Once my Limited license gets here I will be able to start selling bed maintenance to my current customers and make a bit more money that way.
     
  9. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well guys i'm heading out,hope you guys have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
     
  10. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Happy 4th!!!!!
     

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