Another New Guy!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by srobert, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. srobert

    srobert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Hi to all,
    I'm in Frederick, Maryland and my background over the last 30 years has all been in construction and contruction management. Due to market conditions I was laid off last March after 23 years with a National builder.
    So I decided to start my own home improvement business and while I was waiting for the paperwork all to be processed to obtain a license I passed out some flyers in my community offering mowing and landscape maintenance. I've picked up 8 customers but would like to have about 30. Not to brag, but I seem to do a little more for the money than most of the outfits around here do and my customers love me.
    I have since obtained my home improvement license and have picked up a few small jobs but it's still a slow market. If anyone has customer overflow in lawncare, a nice problem to have, I'd be interested in talking. I have an Exmark 46" ztr with vaccum bagger, Exmark 36" Viking hydro, and a 52" Scag hydro. Thanks all!
  2. BearWise Landscapers

    BearWise Landscapers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Good luck and welcome to the website!

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    Welcome to the site! Sounds like some pretty nice equipment...I especially like the Exmarks.
  4. g21

    g21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You're in a killer area! There is no limit to how much you can grow the landscape management side of your business there. It's a pretty sophisticated commercial market there, but if you know how to present yourself - No Limit!
    Let me know if I can help.

  5. Greenscapelawn

    Greenscapelawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Good luck with your business..hopefully things will pick up for the whole industry

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