Trudeau Lawn Maintenance in MA.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RedMax Man, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey landscapers I'm 17 and own my own company also. I've always liked working outdoors doing yardwork and shoveling snow. In 2005 I started maintaining 4 lawns in my neighborhood. All I had was a 21" honda mower, craftsman trimmer, wheel barrow, wagon and some handtools. It took over an hour to mow some of the lawns at the time. That fall I bought my first piece of commercial equipment, a RedMax EBZ4800 backpack blower for fall cleanups. In the summer of 2006 I bought a used Toro 48" commercial walk Behind mower form another landscaper. Now I have 15 Clients that I provide lawn & landscape Maintenance services for. I only buy commercial equipment now, the other stuff doesn't last, the craftsman trimmer didn't last a season only doing a few lawns. This summer I hired my first helper. Almost all of my customers I have gotten by doing cold call and getting referals. I have a wagon outfited with racks to carry equipment around because I don't have a license yet only a learner's permit. This month I,m am getting a pickup truck. Now most properties only take 20 - 40 min. to Mow, Trim, & Blow instead of 1 -1.5 Hrs. Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
     
  2. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey welcome new guy, I too am from MA. Medford to be exact. IVe been at this for 2+ years now and love it. I take Landscape Management at Minuteman Regional..........
     
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how freakin old do you have to be to drive in MA? it was 14 here until like a year or two before i was old enough, then 15, which i think it still is.
     
  4. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    16 with permit than wait 6 months than Licence, wait another 6 months till you can drive people
     
  5. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
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    dude... I think you live right up the street from me? ive noticed it looks like you've recently taken off quite well.
     
  6. S&M Lawn Care

    S&M Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Redmax Man what do you all do in terms of advertising? I'm 17 also and have 14 accounts so far going into this mowing season. I sent out 1000 direct mailers so hopefully i can land 7-14 new accounts from that.
     
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey bud, Are the owner of Pro-Turf? Or do you work for them?
     
  8. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
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    Work for proturf, work at Almos garden center, and do alot on the side.
     
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not much right now . Word of mouth and referrals is my best advertising so far.
    I got biz. cards,passed out some flyers and done some cold calls.
     
  10. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yep i know who you are. Live an View right? When you get 10 posts PM me.
    We'll have to meet. ALways like knowing others in the area who have a passion for landscaping. How did you Know who i was? I drive that black Ford F-350 pickup and have a Fisher plow.
     

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