When I started

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lawnboy112, Jul 6, 2004.

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How old were you when you started?

  1. 12-15

    101 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. 16-20

    64 vote(s)
    22.8%
  3. 21-25

    41 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. 26+

    75 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. Lawnboy112

    Lawnboy112 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    I started mowing my parents lawns, and my grandparents. Thats when i was only 7 years old, and had an old craftsmen. Now, im 14 and have over 25 customers in my neighborhood only. Not including the ones i have that my dad drives my too. I was 12 when i thought i should start a lawn care buisness. Now that i have experience the cost of the equipment i should tell most kids my age, have at least!, 700$$$ saved up. I currently have 1 dixon 48" ZTR, 2 Toro 36" walkbehinds, 2 echo trimmers, 2 echo backpack blowers, and a 8x14' trailer. Last year i made over 15,000$$ just from mowing lawns. Right now i have nearly
    40,000$$$ saved! I suggest you look into all of this before hand and not during, I found out the hard way.
     
  2. fordsrule

    fordsrule LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I started mowing my parents yard when I was 10
     
  3. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Same here, started mowing the neighbors lawn, and realized how much I loved it.
     
  4. TEG

    TEG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    You must be working with other people? Two walk behinds, two trimmers and blowers. I'm also assuming someone is old enough to drive a truck to pull that 16' enclosed.
     
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    Technically, I was 8 when I started on family and neighbor's lawns. I started for real this year @ 30.
     
  6. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I started mowing my parents lawn when I was 8.
     
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    i started cutting my parents lawn when i was 9 my bothers and myself would draw straws to see you got to cut that week. mower was a Bolens, cant remember the specs on it but at that time it was a big machine. also had a snowplow...
     
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    so lets get this straight.... you're 14 now. you started @ 12. (2 years). now assuming you instantly got those '25 accounts' and instantly started making $15k/yr you should have @ max $30k after 2 years..... now you claim you have a z, an enclosed trailer, 2 wb's 2 blowers.... does anyone else see where i'm taking this?

    its fine and dandy that you started a "lawn biz" which is more than most other 14 year olds do, however there is no need to lie.

    now plz go back to your pokemon game.
     
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  9. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    Hey BS, Do a search on this kid he is full of it. He also go's by the name Koiboi123
     
  10. Seanl33

    Seanl33 LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 17

    I am 15 and have 44 accounts got bored one day so i mad these flyers thinkin no one is gonna call.. The next day i got home from school and my mom says someone called for you to cut there lawn so of coarse i ran down with my little MTD 20" 5.5 HP mower and cut the lawn and that is when i started been in buisness for about 6 years and now have built my buisness up to 44 lawns oh ya and i have a 48" BOBCAT walkbehind and sense it got so big had to rely on dad to take me around so we are now BUIsness Partners S & L Lawncare
     

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