Hey Guys, Im Matt, 22 years old and have been in the buisness since long before I could drive to a job. Growing up I lived in town and started mowing the lawn at my Dad's company and pushing my mower to other jobs. The first couple years I gained a few lawns here and there but could'nt get too big because of school and extra-ciricular activities. After graduation i bought a better push mower and a new weedeater and gained a few more lawns. In 2001 I bought my first ztr mower and only got more lawns from there. In 2002 I landed my first contract, a company called Air Evac. I'm sure alot of you have heard of them, they are the largest air ambulance service in the nation. This contract was good for six lawns and they add more every year. It was then that I realized the income potential. Every year since then I have continued to grow and add new contracts every year. Now I'm running one full time crew and a part time crew. This year I have over 70 accounts and too much landscaping to keep up with. This year i will begin to offer leaf removal as a service.I would like to thank all of you for your very helpful information, it has made my equipment purchasing decisions alot easier.