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Kreft & Son Landscaping

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by kreft, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    It all started 10 years ago.... my dad was a superintendent for a construction company, ( still is today), and the owner of the building went up to him and asked if he knew any body that would cut the grass for them( 25+ acre pharmaceutical plant). My dad said, " sure I know some one, me!"

    So my dad borrowed my uncle's 6X12 trailer, and my grandfathers riding lawn mower, and went to town! Alittle while later he bought a 6X12 trailer of his own, and a lawnmower, a john deere 275, and used his chevy 1500.

    It took all day to cut this. He did his regular cut every Saturday. And the two (2) field's every other Sunday.

    In 2001 we bought a John Deere 4400 with a loader and 72" mower to cut the feilds.

    We got alot of side jobs from them as well. We put down multiple paver sidewalks, (from office trailers to buildings to parking lots). The 4400 came in real handy! In 2004 we bought our first zero-turn and walk-behind. A eXmark lazer Z and Metro (60" & 52"). We still had the 1500 and the 6X12.

    In 2006 we bought another lazer Z, a enclosed 24' trailer and a 2006 Chevy 5500.

    We got alot more grading and seeding jobs and had a big side walk job coming up, so we bought a 2007 New Holland L185 skid loader.

    In 2008, here we are going full force like never before!
  2. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

  3. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Sweet story man. Sounds like your dad grew from basically nothing to pretty decent (I've seen your equipment pics) in only a few short years. You'll must be doing something right! Keep up the good work..

  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    How many properties are you guys mowing now?
  5. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    just one commercial lot.
  6. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Wait a dang minute...you have like 50k, at least, in a lawn rig, and do ONE ACCOUNT? WHAT THE F***?
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Wow, sounds like things are getting tight in your area! I noted that on 10/13/07 you said you guys had 7 properties, ranging between 10 and 25 acres. And you are down to ONE now?

    I must say, looking at the equipment pics, your dad has done a great job putting together everything, I love the enclosed trailer. I guess things can be kept a lot cleaner and neater when you are only making one stop a day or so, compared to making 12 to 15 a day for me here...
  8. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    Yea its kinda hard to do 15 a day when you work another job full time.
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    So is that all for this year?...One commercial lot?..how big is it?(acres)
  10. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    25+ acre pharmaceutical plant).

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