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tandotech

LawnSite Member
Just wanted to re-introduce myself.
Back in 2012 I reached out to this forum before I started my first lawn and shrub treatment company in FL. I got some great advice. This is a great resource.
7 years later I sold that business. Very blessed.
It went as smooth as those transactions could go.
1 year after my contract was up and got my final check my wife and I moved to SC.
I decided that I didn't want the responsibility of my own employees and company again so I decided to just work for a large chain pest control/termite company. Totally different field for me coming from a turf, shrub, and tree background. It was a good experience, but I was just not happy.
I swear once you are your own boss you are spoiled. I think it was the ability to just make my own schedule, no one to answer to but my customers, and corporate b.s. that drove me back solo.

So I decided to start my own pest company in SC February 2020. Great timing right?

It actually was. My pest, mosquito, and lawn fert,aerate, and weeds services took off.

It was great. Until my neighbors landscaper quit.Ipicked her up and I wrapped her in a full landscape and pest package. Mowing, pest, mosquito, lawn. It's about 7k of fescue. Not a big lot. $299 a month. 2 services a month.
I just fell in love with lawn care again.
So I started selling only that package.
It's only me so I have to be careful how much I take but I can kinda do everything landscape wise including irrigation, drainage. Also a lot with home maintenance pressure cleaning, minor repairs.

So now I've directed my business to only taking new customers who do full package care. I try to do only 1/2 acre ish properties. We live in a time where you can set you own price for quality work.

I am amazed at where this industry has brought me in my life and the opportunity it has given me.

One thing is that I know we will always have work in this industry. Remember how blessed you are, where you come from, and hopefully we can pass on this trade to another generation that will do even better than us.

Also, I will update my profile soon but I'm running:
2013 ram 2500
With 2 , 75 gallon tanks, 6gpm 12v pump
Makita mosquito blower
(4) 4 gallon flow zone back pack sprayers
24 volt walk behind spreader with / 9 gallon removable tank

36" ferris stand
32 ferris fw15
21" Honda commercial
All 40 volt battery trimmers/blowers
 

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hort101

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
S.E. New England
swear once you are your own boss you are spoiled. I think it was the ability to just make my own schedule, no one to answer to but my customers, and corporate b.s. that drove me back solo.
Welcome back:waving:
This part especially rings trueThumbs Up
 

Carolina Cuttin' Company

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Swansea, SC
Just wanted to re-introduce myself.
Back in 2012 I reached out to this forum before I started my first lawn and shrub treatment company in FL. I got some great advice. This is a great resource.
7 years later I sold that business. Very blessed.
It went as smooth as those transactions could go.
1 year after my contract was up and got my final check my wife and I moved to SC.
I decided that I didn't want the responsibility of my own employees and company again so I decided to just work for a large chain pest control/termite company. Totally different field for me coming from a turf, shrub, and tree background. It was a good experience, but I was just not happy.
I swear once you are your own boss you are spoiled. I think it was the ability to just make my own schedule, no one to answer to but my customers, and corporate b.s. that drove me back solo.

So I decided to start my own pest company in SC February 2020. Great timing right?

It actually was. My pest, mosquito, and lawn fert,aerate, and weeds services took off.

It was great. Until my neighbors landscaper quit.Ipicked her up and I wrapped her in a full landscape and pest package. Mowing, pest, mosquito, lawn. It's about 7k of fescue. Not a big lot. $299 a month. 2 services a month.
I just fell in love with lawn care again.
So I started selling only that package.
It's only me so I have to be careful how much I take but I can kinda do everything landscape wise including irrigation, drainage. Also a lot with home maintenance pressure cleaning, minor repairs.

So now I've directed my business to only taking new customers who do full package care. I try to do only 1/2 acre ish properties. We live in a time where you can set you own price for quality work.

I am amazed at where this industry has brought me in my life and the opportunity it has given me.

One thing is that I know we will always have work in this industry. Remember how blessed you are, where you come from, and hopefully we can pass on this trade to another generation that will do even better than us.

Also, I will update my profile soon but I'm running:
2013 ram 2500
With 2 , 75 gallon tanks, 6gpm 12v pump
Makita mosquito blower
(4) 4 gallon flow zone back pack sprayers
24 volt walk behind spreader with / 9 gallon removable tank

36" ferris stand
32 ferris fw15
21" Honda commercial
All 40 volt battery trimmers/blowers
where from originally?
 

kemco

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis TN
Welcome... I think I have that Makita mister blower... 4 stroke? I've yet to use it, had it a year but it won't fit where I need it to go so still using my solo mister for now.
 

HEMTT

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Snohomish, WA
Welcome... I think I have that Makita mister blower... 4 stroke? I've yet to use it, had it a year but it won't fit where I need it to go so still using my solo mister for now.

I have one too, love the little anvil but it does the job really well.
 

Brumdidly

LawnSite Member
Location
Nj
Just wanted to re-introduce myself.
Back in 2012 I reached out to this forum before I started my first lawn and shrub treatment company in FL. I got some great advice. This is a great resource.
7 years later I sold that business. Very blessed.
It went as smooth as those transactions could go.
1 year after my contract was up and got my final check my wife and I moved to SC.
I decided that I didn't want the responsibility of my own employees and company again so I decided to just work for a large chain pest control/termite company. Totally different field for me coming from a turf, shrub, and tree background. It was a good experience, but I was just not happy.
I swear once you are your own boss you are spoiled. I think it was the ability to just make my own schedule, no one to answer to but my customers, and corporate b.s. that drove me back solo.

So I decided to start my own pest company in SC February 2020. Great timing right?

It actually was. My pest, mosquito, and lawn fert,aerate, and weeds services took off.

It was great. Until my neighbors landscaper quit.Ipicked her up and I wrapped her in a full landscape and pest package. Mowing, pest, mosquito, lawn. It's about 7k of fescue. Not a big lot. $299 a month. 2 services a month.
I just fell in love with lawn care again.
So I started selling only that package.
It's only me so I have to be careful how much I take but I can kinda do everything landscape wise including irrigation, drainage. Also a lot with home maintenance pressure cleaning, minor repairs.

So now I've directed my business to only taking new customers who do full package care. I try to do only 1/2 acre ish properties. We live in a time where you can set you own price for quality work.

I am amazed at where this industry has brought me in my life and the opportunity it has given me.

One thing is that I know we will always have work in this industry. Remember how blessed you are, where you come from, and hopefully we can pass on this trade to another generation that will do even better than us.

Also, I will update my profile soon but I'm running:
2013 ram 2500
With 2 , 75 gallon tanks, 6gpm 12v pump
Makita mosquito blower
(4) 4 gallon flow zone back pack sprayers
24 volt walk behind spreader with / 9 gallon removable tank

36" ferris stand
32 ferris fw15
21" Honda commercial
All 40 volt battery trimmers/blowers
Hey man, I really like your set up. Where did you get that carrier for your truck? I assume it goes in the hitch? What’s the brand? And how wide is it? Can you get your 36” mower on it? I also run battery powered trimmers/blowers, started as backups to my stihl gas equipment but I pretty quickly made the backups my mains. Just so much easier, which brand do you use?
 

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