Doing it for Me and My Family


LawnSite Member
Charlotte, NC
I graduated from college in Dec. of 2000 and like so many of my friends, I could not find a job. Luckily, a fellow rugby player who had become dissillusioned with the corporate machine had started a very successfull company called Terra Systems in Charlotte and gave me a good job that I loved and introduced me to the green industry. God bless you Bill. Unfortunately, he decided to sell his company to move to the mountains to open a Nursery with his family. So, I spent the next two years trying to work and start a business of my own in different industries. I failed three times miserably! In the mean time my father lost almost everything he had and my mother found out she has a rare genetic liver disorder and I moved back with them to help out. We put our heads together and decided that we should start our own Lawn and Landscape Co. I still have some good friends in the industry and they have been willing to help with referrals and answering questions. This will be out first spring, I just got my equipment, and I have 2 commercial bids and some residential bids to send out and the season has'nt even started so I am excited. My mother runs the office and does the bookkeeping because of her accounting background and she can work from home because of her illness she does'nt feel like doing a lot. I want this to be a family business with family ideals. Hardwork, Honesty, and Family. Any advise and ideas is greatly appreciated.
Good day and God Bless
Rugger's Lawn and Landscape

CSRA Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Beech Island, SC
I think you're off to a great start. If I could counsel you on one thing, it would be persistence. This is something that you've GOT o have to really make it, I believe. Good luck, and God bless you, as well.

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