My Business

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green-Pro, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Hey all, really good day today, passed pesticide/herbicide exam and got the official okeedokie back from the State for the name of my business in Articles of Organization in order to form LLC:

    Drum roll please.....drum rolll...DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Hedge Above LLC
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Congratulations! Now you can ride in the front of the bus with Bobby. :laugh:
  3. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    Excellent job! I bet you are glad you don't have to study any more. :waving:
  4. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    green pro....did you take a class to prepare you?

    how much did you study? how was the test? how much prior knowleadge is needed?

    I am taking a class that will give me the permit to hire for someone with a license. is that different than what you took?

    after a few years, i will be able to spray herbicides.
  6. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Thanks Mo, but I think I'll stay on the regular size bus, no short bus for me LOL.

    Jim thanks for the congrats, yep sure am glad to not have that monkey on my back anymore (business name and pest. test) Thing is since I decided to go at this full time this year I have been the happiest in my adult working life, so the hittin' the books has not been all bad, so long as I enjoy what I'm doing.


    No class, they offered one but after spending the money for the books, I just couldn't see paying someone else more money for a class ( seemed like something I could do on my own) books were only about $25 so it wasn't a money issue but I guess I can be a little tight to.

    The books had a place for notes, but no practice tests/quizzes, so basically I just read and re read the core manual and the category manual (maybe 300 pages all together) I picked books up in early fall and probably read through them about 6 times. I don't know about other states but ours was multiple choice with questions about turfs, woody ornamentals, etc. in regards to diseases, fungus, etc. also calibrating various sprayers, mixing order of differing compatible herb/pest, how much to use of each for spray tank xx big, xx spray per acre, etc. I really had no commercial prior knowledge but like to think I have a quick learning curve :blush:

    I can hire someone to spray or spread but they would need to be under my direct supervision (within sight) and after 21 days they also must be certified. My company is registered once a year @ $25 per year, I am on a three year license @ $75 a pop, as long as I go to CIC (continuing instruction course) once a calender year I will only have to pay the license fee and not retest.

    Thanks everybody its very satisfying to finally see some things pull together.

    Great site and greater bunch of guys!!



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