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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by etwman, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Bird21

    Bird21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    The pool contractor that does our pools does it this way, and they do about 200+ pools a year. I have had no issue with their installation of the plumbing to date. I do alot of their hardscape and they do all my pools when it's my job.

    Etw, congrats on the success I will have to post some of our work. You do things first class, exacty how I was brought up.

    As my Grandfather taught me " You do everything once, first class or you don't do it"

    I am in the process of getting a hook truck and happend to find this thread while searching trucks. Going with a Kenworth or Freightliner.

    Anyway again great thread.
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    Actually T250 and its been running great :). From a different view, I wouldn't have been able to bill 130hrs of snow removal had I waited on another machine. The 250 has already paid back over 50% what I gave for it, after fuel/labor. I'd like to have a VTS but I was in a pinch to get a machine and couldn't find a system.

  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    Oh yeah.......I hate coffee. I guess when you're old you need those things to help get you going in the morning haha. Back to my cave now.....
  4. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    man, the whole lunch thing is a really touchy subject for some of you guys! I will agree with the whole gas station thing in the morning, which is why (even if I am mowing lawns by myself) I'll try to plan gas station fill up stops around 10-1030, that way the gas stations usually are not that busy because you are past the morning rush and you haven't got the lunchtime rush yet. Also, I (or anyone thats with me that day) usually isn't hungry then so if anything we run in and grab a gatorade and thats it. Usually in and out pretty quick.
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's questioning some of ICPI's specs. Time to put the shield up.
  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Well from what I've be reading and told on here about hardscaping. Really coinsides with what I've learned through my schooling, at MATC. The only difference really is depending on the application should things change, through the few civil engineering classes I took.
  7. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    There are some neat things transpiring in our company as we head into 2010. We're taking some more risks, but then again I always say you regret the risks you didn't take.

    This Friday will be our long awaited 10 year celebration at our company. We have a neat day planned with some of our clients, staff, and vendors that will begin at noon and extend late into the evening.

    After a long time in the process we are pleased to announce an addition to our full time staff. We have acquired one of the industries best Registered Landscape Architects with over 20 years experience in high end build. This will be a huge asset to our company as we move forward in streamlining our build projects. We are now the only design/build company in the county with an RLA in house. In addition, we have implemented one of our own into an operations manager position creating a total of two more administrative positions.

    Several neat projects are in the drawing stage, one of which will take us out of state to the east on a new residential build. As project drawings are finalized and build begins I'll pick a couple projects to track progress of here.

    Wishing everyone the best in 2010.

    Looking for a book to read while waiting for the snow to melt. "Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi.
  8. Scaping 4 Life

    Scaping 4 Life LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Are you hiring? I can be there within the next 24 hours.
  9. etwman

    etwman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,519

    We will probably hire 4-6 crew members as our season cranks up here soon, all of our support staff and foreman are in place.

    Oh and another great book, thanks to John Wingfield, Half Time by Bob Buford. And no its not about the Dallas Cowboys, thankfully.
  10. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    How many employees you up to Jarod? You guys still running three man crews? Congrats on the ten year!! Also congrats on the new additions, having an in-house CLA must be a huge advantage over competition!

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