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do any of you

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by kyia, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. kyia

    kyia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    do more than just mowing, landscaping, and snow? I also do construction, decks, windows, doors, remodels, and property management.
     
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    I do custom cabinets,stairs and finish carpentry in general. I was working with a contractor for the last 5 years as a sub. Nearly cut out mowing and landscaping completely. Im a very good carpenter but I still like cutting grass better. LOL, The ROI is maybe the other way around but I used to watch the guys cut grass out the windows.

    I was just telling someone the other day if I could have one good sized deck or cabinet job a week (or month depending on size) I would be very happy. Building is down big time around here and the low ballers run a muck as well.


    Heres a few pics of the last deck I did.

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  3. MikeTA95

    MikeTA95 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    I usually do work with a home remodeling company during the winter time. It's definitely relaxing to take on a job that has a slower pace, and less to worry about since that's my time to be a laborer instead of the owner!
     
  4. nolatoolguy

    nolatoolguy LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 105

    I do woodworking as a hobby so I will sell a few benches to customers or flower pot containers or whatever fits. If I see something that needs to be re done or made I will do it as long as its in my ability. Ive replaces boards and a small portion of a railing on a deck for a client but not a whole deck.

    but mainly I do the following

    -mowing
    -snow/ice removal
    -fall an spring cleanup
    -pressure washing
    -roto tilling
    -gutter cleaning
    -basic irrigation repair
    -mulch
    -planting
    -basic dirt work
    -trenching
    -stump grinding
    -arrition
    -dethatching
    -mailbox instalition
    -fence/deck repair
    -fence/deck stain or seal
    -basic tree trimming
    -bush trimming or removal
    -firewood

    Basicly ile do whatever pays moeny
     
  5. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    aside from landscaping, mowing, snowplowing

    we do

    Excavation
    Demolition
    Septic install/ repair
    Concrete
    Asphalt/Paving
    Tree Service
    Land Clearing
    Hardscaping

    actually its more like aside from the excavation and stuff, we do mowing and landscaping.
     
  6. mwlawns

    mwlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    In this day and age, you almost have to.
     
  7. nolatoolguy

    nolatoolguy LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 105

    Sadly thats true, gotta make it by thoe
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    We did a basement finish job this past winter, this coming winter we are building a house for a customer.
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  9. DavidsonLandscaping

    DavidsonLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Tricounty, that deck looks awsome
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  10. Kenn3

    Kenn3 LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 9

    That's no rookie deck very nice work.
     

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