Anyone looking for help in Kansas City?

Discussion in 'Employment' started by ctwostroker, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. ctwostroker

    ctwostroker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Was just wondering if anyone was looking for some full time help. I've been doing lawn care part time (6 accounts, very part time) for a couple of years now, but would love to go full time and possibly get into some landscaping/hardscaping. I recently had surgery on my elbow and the Doc strongly recommended I change careers. I am currently a diesel mechanic, and have been for about 20years now. Well that 20 years of beating on rusted up king-pins, spring pins, etc. have played hell on the old elbow. I really love the lawn work and feel it's the best way for me to go. The problem is I don't know that I'll be able to acquire enough lawns to support my family at this point, and I have yet to see anyone selling any accounts. So was just wondering what kind of opportunities might be out there. I have a MO CDL and am not affraid of work. Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Chris
  2. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    I am looking what can you do? Dave
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I don't know about the rest of the guys on here, but after a long day of mowing, your elbow is going to be throbbing.

    Like Dave said though, What can you do? I know a couple guys that are always looking for experienced irrigation installers & landscapers.
  4. ctwostroker

    ctwostroker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Dave, My experience has been primarily in general lawn care. Mow, trim , edge, fertilizations, renovations, overseed, fall/spring clean-ups, etc., but would love to learn landscape/hardscape.

    carcrz, my elbow should be fine doing something of this nature. It did'nt bother me mowing before, but sure would swinging a 4lb. hammer or trying to wrestle a starter or fuel pump into too small of an area. I would like to learn the irrigation side of things as well. I am always open to learning something new. Obviously the more you can learn, the more well rounded you'll be.

    Thanks for the replies guys,
  5. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Sorry things are going too fast right now. I need somebody more landscape experienced, wish I could help. We have alot of paver projects that I need, finished yesterday.
  6. pave and seal

    pave and seal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    i am origanaly from blue springs mo,but i moved to nd i will be needing cdl drivers in spring,my email

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