I am 13 years old just started out

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by metro36, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hi...My name is Sean and I just started I out in the business. I am from long Island New York all started when my neighbor asked me to cut his grass. At the moment he is the only lawn I mow. I have a 21'' toro self propelled mower, echo trimmer, echo hedge trimmer, and cubb commercial hand held blower. All of the equipment is my fathers. Next season if I get enough lawns I may buy a 36''. My main interests are my business and skiing.
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Its not a business at 13 its a chore...
  3. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just a question here...How is it a chore cutting your NEIGHBORS yard?
  4. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
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    GOOD LUCK GETTING JOBS AT 13, been there done that.
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Getting jobs is my only problem. Most of my neighbors have someone else cut their lawns. I have another lawn lined up for next summer. There are also a lot of houses for sale on my road and once they are sold I will try to give them a bid before anyone else does. I am also trying to get fall cleanups. Most of my neighbors hate spending their weekend raking so I may get some cleanups.
  6. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    You will do just fine, good luck and most of all have fun!
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would put some fliers out on your street ad a few streets in your neighboorhood. This might help you get a few clean-ups.

    Some help in advance: what size are the properties in your area and is it very heavily wooded?
    Give us some feedback and we might be able to help so you don't screw yourself on clean-up pricing qoutes! Good Luck!
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I already have handed out fliers on my street and others.

    Most of the properties are 1/2 or 1 acre. Most are not heavily wooded but some of the back yard are.
    Thanks for the feedback.
  9. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey metro36, i live on long island too... where are you from. i am from nassua county... LawnInOrder
  10. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am from Riverhead. I know of a bunch of 36'' for sale so pm me and I tell you were they are and what condition they are. :usflag:

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