Flair Landscaping - 3rd Year Business Pictures

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by flairland, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Hi guys,

    Three years ago I started my own business after working about 5 years in the industry for another local contractor. I started cutting grass, first using my dad's truck (99' F250), and lawnmower. Half way through the season I bought a Kubota zero turn mower. The next season, I got married, so I wasn't able to use my dads truck any more and then purchased a Ford Ranger. After having that truck for about 5 months, I realized it was way too small for my needs, and decided to upgrade to a 98' Dodge 1500 4x4, which worked well for another year. This year, I decided to get out of lawn cutting and focus more strictly on hardscaping, and light excavating. I purchased a dump trailer, and a small skidsteer at the beginning of this year, and about a month ago I purchased a 04 F350 FX4. Here are some pictures of my progression in trucks/equipment.

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  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    Nice Equipment
    How hard are the hardscape installs

    post some pics of your work
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Did you sell the lawn accts and/or Kubota?
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Looking good, that silver ford is a nice looking truck
  5. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    Cool, I want a small skidder like that someday.
  6. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    That first picture, man such beautiful landscape out in your neck of the world. I wish Metairie, Louisiana looked like that.
  7. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Good job. What'd the skid loader run ya?
  8. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Thanks for the comments guys! I did sell my Kubota, however didn't bother "selling" my accounts because I only did a handful anyways, so I basically just let them go to buddies I know in the business. I got the skidsteer for 6500, very handy little machine, a lot tougher than it looks too. I love my new F350, its a great truck, I don't use it to its full potential, but I definitely think ill grow into soon enough.
    Thanks again guys!
  9. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    $6500, good price. New or used? I'm looking to add a small skid steer like that next year.
  10. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    About reply #2, I don't quite know what you mean by how "hard" are the installs, but they're mostly just average backyard landscapes, like 300 to 500 sq ft patios, quite a few walkways and small retaining walls. I'm just a one man show right now so I prefer to keep to the smaller stuff for now.

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