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Kansas City!!!!

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by Hamons, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I am in Johnson County. We mow all over the metro area. I dump my waste at Suburban out in Martin City.
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    Has anybody here know of or done business with Kevin Gordon, DBA "A Growing Concern"? He does landscaping out of Lee's Summit.
  3. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    As long as you're in Martin City, you need to stop at my favorite eatery, Jack's Stack. Best BBQ in KC.

  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    I've been there several times. Also the best Pit Beans in KC.
  5. Andrews Lawn

    Andrews Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Just wanted to ask what wholesale nursery you guys use around here in Kansas City. I am thinking about buying from Hermes Nursery but I don't know if they are the cheapest. Any input on this would be appreciated.

    Also, if anyone knows the cheapest place around Johnson County, let me know. Hermes wants $25.00 for oak double shredded. That sounds a little high for a wholesale price.

  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    I use Suburban, Colonial, and the Mulch Mart. Both of the nurseries offer a good contractors discount and the plants/trees are of good quality.
  7. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Does anybody need a great helper in the K.C. area? My bother-in-law needs work. He worked with me two seasons. great
    email me and I will get you in touch with him.
  8. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    Ever been to rosehill?
    155 & prospect
    They have lots of plant material
    There is also Kokopelli out in lenexa
    And hermes over by deffenbaugh
    I have a deal worked out with a grower in kcks, I buy his annuals and I can dump for free!
    We should all meet up at the Stack and get some BBQ

    How about Suburbans new setup? Looks like a palace. Have a feeling they still have some kinks to work out.
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Those of you from Kansas City, KS....I have a question.
    I just came from a trailer service business and there was a guy telling me about some laws that I was not aware of, but maybe you can tell me if it's true.

    For a commercial truck and trailer you HAVE to have:
    1) Truck and trailer inspected by DOT
    2) Carry fire extinguisher and triangles at all times
    3) With tandem axles, BOTH have to have brakes
    4) DOT tape around trailer and emergency break away cable

    I was getting an estimate for a hitch and receiver mounted on a 2 ton truck. I was trying to sell me the wiring for the brake controller along with the brake controller. Not sure if he was just trying up sale everything, or if there was truth to his words. I have the DOT tape, brakes on 1 axle and emergency brake cable. He went on further to say that the DOT is cracking down on the weekend landscaper and they will shut you down in a heartbeat.

    Any experience or knowledge? Mainly worried about having to get trucks and trailer inspected and having brakes on both axles.

  10. danzig

    danzig LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Hello Guys, Im out here in Shawnee. Im going to mow full time this year. I do lawn renovations, landscape design and install, sprinkler install and maint as well as chemical applications. Who sells the red mulch for the lowest price? If you need someone to brush hog a field or two give me a call. After we eat at the Martin City bbq can we go to the Stilwell Smokehouse sometime?

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