From the beginning (includes pics)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jason r., Mar 31, 2003.

  1. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    8 years ago I started doing res. and comm. electrical work. Wasn't making any $, so I was looking to do something on the side. We were doing a service call(electrical) at a new house and the owner asked if we knew of any grass cutting companies in the area. I said 'yeah, I do it on the weekends and in the evenings'. So I gave em a price and I had my first customer. Worked out of the back of a nissan p/u for the first 6 part time years w/ a 21ër, weedeater, and a handheld blower. Got tired of working for the MAN so I officially opened my biz March of 2002. I don't know why I waited so long:mad: :confused:

    This is my "new to me" work truck:D and trailer:)

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  2. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Here's most of the equipment I've accumulated. Echo and Shindaiwa 2 cycle
    exmark, snapper and honda mowers

    I don't know how I did it with just 1 21"er, 1 trimmer, and 1 handheld blower .Things are alot easier know!:D

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  3. bradd

    bradd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    nice setup
  4. sanfordandsonfan

    sanfordandsonfan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    That is a great story. I really like your ford truck. I have a 2004 F-250 4x4 and to tell you the truth, I admire your pick up more than mine. I have really been thinking about buying an older model ford pick up and using it for my work truck. This may sound crazy but to me it just looks like you are ready to work in a truck like that. Ok thats enough about the truck, starting to sound like a nut.
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,455

  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    nice setup man.
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    that a lazer z? nice setup
  8. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    nice setup.
  9. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    wow man im in your boat right now. went to school to be an electrician(resi) and im in the union(i know there not really around down there $22p/hr) but i dont work enough of the year it ends up being avg like12-14 an hr 3-4 days a weekor something. this last year was least amount of money i made as a sparky or anything since i was 24...guess what i was doing what i was doing at 24...working(3rd incharge of mowing div.) at the largest lco pretty much in wis. i was only making 14hr. i thought i would make a career change for the better becoming a sparky(for me it didnt work that way)hasnt happened.ive always liked cutting lawns better,im outside there is more satisfaction in my work(everyone can see it,know one can see an electricians work) blah blah blah blah. im still an electrician,just laid off and for now until im ready to surrender sparky duty this is just partime.there will be one thing i will miss about the elec. biz is troubleshooting. sure there will be plenty of that in this biz but jason r. its not quite the same as having the customer there and you have your meter(and they have tried everything"TRUST ME"(them)" and in 15min you got the problem licked "Thanks and i do have 3hr min."=$105 of course i tell them that before i even lift a tool!

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