Where Is California??

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by SoloMow, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was just pondering this myself the other night. What I came up with was the fact that there are so many amigos in CA that they pretty much cover the demand for lawn care, but not on a big business level. I'm thinking that lots of people in cali hire them as domestic workers and they just work on the grounds at each house, not a lot of lcos needed.

    Either that, or I dunno.

    :D
     
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    I actually agree, fareway...not too many "legit" lcos due to egregious laws over there, and the illegal population...
     
  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Maybe all of the California guys are on a Latin American Lawnsite. Se habla espanol? :laugh:
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,850

    The whole country will be like this soon. Just a matter of time. Lawn care, trucking will be taken over by people willing to work for peanuts
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I always thought for it's size there was not alot of replies from CA guys...more from Oregon or Washington.
     
  6. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    Not much need out there...most of the state has been paved.
     
  7. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    I took notice of this years ago while watching a movie, maybe karate kid or something. When a movie is based in CA you always see a guy doing some kind of landscape work and it's always like this:

    1 guy, usually latino, possibly the same one in all movies
    green or beige uniform
    late 60's, early 70's pick-up, faded but no rust

    Tools he uses:

    push mower
    12" hedge shears
    rake
    garden hose, which he brings with him (if you don't see him actually using it, it's hanging off the rack on the truck)
     
  8. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Funny! Funny! For starters REL MEN don't drink LIGHT beer! Just kidding, Im a Whisky rocking roller. We do work all year out here thats why I do this kind of work. I don't post alot on here I still think typing is for girls, just kidding. There is a lot of big outfits out here that like to hire non english speaking workers. That comes in to my favor being a citizen and speaking only English. This site is pretty much useless for me. Everyone on here is from the other side of the country! You have diffderent tools, plants, Most of you guys arn't even working now?!?! It would be nice to find a Lawn care forum that is in So California. Oh well, You guys get ready Spring is a comming!
     
  9. randy_will

    randy_will LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I'm from Central California. White male, green shirts, no uniform, 01 dodge truck. I've been an lco part time for a couple years. On target to go full time next year.

    I check in and read from time to time but don't post much. Still learning as much as possible.

    Besides the BIG guys in my area I've only seen what would appear to be two or three legit LCO's. But, there are tons of guys with late 60's, early 70's pick-up, faded but no rust...... and excellent tans.

    Finding the right customers for my business is getting better with each referral. I'll keep plugging along, reading this website, post only if I feel I have useful information to contribute and... pressing 1 for English.

    :laugh:
     
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Bill Schwab from Solana Beach is a regular contibutor, although I haven't seen him post for a few days.
     

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