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my story

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by beaver, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. beaver

    beaver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    i am 15 years old and i started mowing lawns 5 years ago,
    i started with a 33" traoy-built mower, a 1982 homelight trimmer and a stihl handheld from 1982 as well. i started cutting as many lawns as i could and in , after that i got a few more accounts then i got
    1.2 redmax trimmers
    2. one husqvarna trimmer
    3.a redmax eb 7000 backpack blower
    4. a honda powered pressure washer
    5. giant-vac push blower
    6.mighty mac push blower
    7 briggs powered pressure washer
    8 Scag 48" hydro walk brand new:D
    9.mtd 22" mower
    10 toro 21" mower w/ suzuki 2 cycle
    11 wizard rototiller (which broke a year later)
    12john deere tractor w/ dumpcart
    13. white edger
    14.homeelite backpacker
    15echo handheld

    some i got as a gift from people in my family i paid for the scag though
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Very nice, beaver. Impressive for someone your age. Treat each and every customer like you would treat your mother's yard. You will go far, just don't go too far too fast.

  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi Beaver,

    Great story! Keep up all your good work up :)
  4. FosterGroundsMaint

    FosterGroundsMaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    It's great to see someone my own age witha great work ethic. Just make sure that you dont ignore your friends. You're only young once.
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    True enjoy your youth

    Plenty of time for business later on.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    personally, im very surprised that your parents, and customers would allow you to use equipment that is capable of crippling you, without adult supervision. other than that, keep your head straight boy, and u will go far.

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