winter jobs

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by grassguy123, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. grassguy123

    grassguy123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    durring the winter months what do you guys do for work besides snow plowing...i have vending machines, I cater parties for a friends itallian restaurant, and ive done a number of small things to bring in extra money....what does everyone else do...give me ideas...at home work?...idk whatever...loan sharking?j/k
     
  2. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Well besides snowplowing, i'm probably gonna start part-time workin at my John Deere dealer this winter. This should be fun......:)
     
  3. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    This is my first year so, this will be my first winter. I have a friend that I'm going to work for over the winter. I will also be doing some snow removal with my snow blower.

    Grassguy123, I was wondering about the vending business. Is it profitable? How many and what type of machines do you have?

    Thanks
     
  4. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    Here we do Shrink Wrapping Services of boats and anything else that needs to be protected from the winter months. This holds us through until February in March - Its time to concentrate on the getting ready for the new season
     
  5. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    if the weather is above 35 degrees parking lots can be striped. i work for a company and we pretty much work yearound. after im out of school this year i plan on welding partime in the winter
     
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    winter watch and snow removal from roofs. I really like robbing banks
     
  7. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I rob the safe deposit boxes of my dead-beat customers from the past season!
     
  8. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    Last year I was a valet at the airport. I didn't make much but I got to drive some really sweet cars including the fastest car I have ever driven in my life. The guy threw me the keys and said "it has a radar detector, have fun!" It was a souped up CL65 Benz with a W12 Twin Turbo. I almost shat myself when I floored it.
    I don't know what I will do this year, but I wanted to ask about the vending business, how many machines do you have, and how well do you do?
     
  9. Valerie36

    Valerie36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    The nice thing about being in sunny CA, is we plant rye grass, so we keep mowing most the winter.

    What's Snow? Ha Ha

    V
     
  10. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Variety of Home Improvements
     

Share This Page