Hi Lawn Freak! Thanks for the interest. The brief story of my life.. I'm 21 and have been in the business now for 7 years I started on the neighbors lawn with a rider and am on ztr #3 upgrading as I went along. All my stihl equipment i'm running has been acquired over the years as needed and same as my vehicles. As far as landscaping that was back 2 years ago with the exception of the huge sidewalk which was constructed this year as i decided new skills would be a challenge and rewarding. Oh, and I am currently a full time student in my senior year at Western Michigan University. (in my free time) haha Feel free to ask any questions you have and I will be glad to answer them.