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.