Teenager in the Business

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  1. emil35

    emil35 LawnSite Member
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    I have just turned 15, and have been mowing lawns since I was 10. Currently I have 5 residental accounts and 10 commercial accounts. As for equipment I own quite a bit of it;
    -1999 Chevy 3500 Crew-Cab
    - Walker 26 HP with a 48in deck and large hopper
    - 18 ft open trailer
    - 10 ft open trailer
    - 2 toro proline 21 inch walkbehind mowers
    - Gravely Pro 300 36" with a 20 HP
    - Tru-Cut Edger
    - Gravely Two-Wheel Tractor with many attachments
    - 2 Echo Trimmers
    - 2 Echo Blowers
    - Echo hedgetrimmer
    - Stump Grinder
    - Mighy Mac Truck Blower
    - Might Mac Sprayer System
    - Power Washer
    - Plus other smaller pieces equipment.

    I will be going into the tenth grade this next schoolyear. I play sports year-round, have a 4.0 GPA, and i'm a few steps away from beening an Eagle Scout. I will also be purchasing another 26HP Walker and a Dump Truck later this year. Yes it is difficult to do, but it pays well, and it will be something I can fall back on when I'm older and out of college. Also all of the above equipment is owned by me, in my name. I carry contractors insurance, and commerical insurance on my truck. Is there anyone else out there in my position? Also if anyone has any equipment for sale let me know.

    Emil Motycka
    Emil's Lawn Service
    Longmont, Colorado
  2. emil35

    emil35 LawnSite Member
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    Also if anyone could, let me know about what they think of my company.

    Emil Motycka
    Emil's Lawn Service
  3. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
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    If you have just turned 15 then how can you drive your truck with all your equipment?
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So how old are you really? Profile says 24 years old.:rolleyes:

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  5. emil35

    emil35 LawnSite Member
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    I am 15 years old. I can't drive yet. but my dad drives me to my accounts for me. Do all the mowing on the weekends.

  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    and dad paid for all that equipment to right.well i should shut up because i started out when i was 16 with a exmark metro 48 home built 4x8 trailer 86 toyota pickup and 1 echo trimmer and one blower
  7. emil35

    emil35 LawnSite Member
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    All of the equipment is owned be ME. None of it was bought by my parents. I've worked hard for my equipment, and I want people to know that.

  8. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you want from us? Are you looking for advice about something, or just telling us about yourself?
    What's up with saying that you are 24?

    That's great that you have built your business to what it is now.
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Seems to me that this is kind of strange. You have about 30K in equipment, not sure that a 15 year old can buy all that stuff with only 15 accounts. Seems to me there is a missing link here. Also, what do you need a 48" Walker with only 15 lawns? I'm curious.
  10. emil35

    emil35 LawnSite Member
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    Well actually I have close to $40K in equipment. It may be hard to believe, but most of my commercial accounts are large and pay close to $100 per cut each. Some of the equipment has been acquired through loans, but nevertheless, it's all being or has been paid by me, and is mine.
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