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California Newbie

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Cade, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Cade

    Cade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I just received a job at our local California State University being in charge of 4 soccer practice fields, 1 regulation baseball diamond, 1 regulation football field and 12 tennis courts.

    My background has been in residential apartment complexes in the design, installation and maintenance as well as being a residential landscape contractor encompassing approximately 10 years.

    I must say I am grateful for finding this site as you can imagine making the transistion from residential to athletic field management has been a interesting and challenging one at best.

    Cade Olds
    Gardening Specialist
    Sonoma State University

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    Welcome to the site....good luck with the transition. I look forward to talking with you.
  3. g21

    g21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You are in a great position. More and more municipalities are sub-contracting out their ball fields. Learn all you can. You can find yourself in a real niche market segment with higher than normal profit margins.

    Congrats on the job. Hope it goes well.


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