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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 24ON48OFF, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I stumbled upon this site today and man am I excited! What a resource for anyone who has a business. I am like many others and just getting started. Why is this business so popular to start-up. Is there an oversaturation of lawn businesses out there. I am in the North Texas area. I see people out doing lawns all the time. It works great for me because I already have a job as a firefighter. I love being outside and enjoy the work. Any advice you guys have would be appreciated.
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Welcome 24on48off, step on and enjoy the ride, the search feature has a ton of good info, you will spend 48hours just reading the info, I jumped ship or was forced out, not sure... from the corporate world to try this endeavor and some days are good and some are bad, buts its mine!! :)
  3. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    How is business down there in Waco. Are there a lot of lawn businesses down there. Do yall think there is room for one more? :waving:
  4. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    God, I hope so,

    I got chewed out passing fliers , so I finished passing what I had...ran an ad in the local paper, I was one of six, got some calls and a couple of jobs, now I am one of eighteen running ads, some here are willing to give it away...$15.00 to mow??? Word of mouth is helping me land a few more...and the rain doesn't seem to let up...but $10 grand in equipment and its mine..no drama from the old job....keeping it positive :)
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Welcome to lawnsite...... :waving:
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    welcome, sure are a lot of firefighter/emt 's here. good luck.
  7. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Congrats! There are a lot of lawn service companies in our area and the competition is stiff. However, you know from living in North Texas that residents here fight vegetation every growing season. I have already had some mowing calls and it will last until I close shop on October 28, 2005. The only better place for a lawn company must be East Texas and the deep south. Welcome. :D
  8. 24ON48OFF

    24ON48OFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Thanks for the welcome guys, I got 2 calls from my flyers today and signed both of them up for weekly maintenance. I feel so much better now that I have my first customers.
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    welcome to the site and I hoped that you enjor yourself here
  10. robcrow03

    robcrow03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Man this is a great site. I am just starting my business here in NC and have gotten a lot of great tips. Hope you folks won't mind my stupid questions from time to time.

    Proud owner of R. N. Lawncare Inc.

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