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The ONLY lowballer I actually like!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Liquidfast, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    I am doing a mulch, river rock job for this client when out of the corner of my eye I see this yellow machine coming my way. I immediately notice it's a Wright Stander. I walk towards the person riding it and its a child (I kid you not). I ask what company he works for and he says its his :laugh: .

    Behind him is another kid (they are both 13 years old) riding a beautiful John Deere tractor lawn mower with a cart behind it pulling a blower and trimmer. Everything except the lawn tractor is commercial. I ask where the truck is and he replies that he is too young. He says he has 35 homes in his neighbourhood that he cuts for $50 each a month!!!!. My jaw dropped as most of these homes are rather large (which explains the wright stander).

    He asks me if I am interested, I can talk to HIM about expanding my biz into his neighbourhood and that he has a few workers that HE will train until they can go on their own :laugh: ..

    I think I idolize(sp) this kid. He rides the stander to every job and uses it exclusively because it fit into every backyard in the hood. I couldn't freakin believe it. So I guess he is NOT a lowballer cuz at 13, what the hell else do ya gotta pay for. I am so sure 100% that his equipment is paid for and he's making a killing. He also said his cousin is 18 and HE (the kid I met) would buy his cousin a truck to drive him around to cut outside his neighbourhood.

    I feel like I should join him somehow to teach him the business end of things. I was with my partner and everything about this kid is totally professional. He was even cutting with ear protection AND eye protection.

    On a lighter side.......there was this poor old man with a cutlass, loading a push mower into the trunk of his car and also his trimmer. I thought he was just some oldtimer taking it to the dump but he stopped at another house. On the way home, he was stopped at yet another house unloading.

    I swear, E V E R Y person in Canada and the U.S. is a landscaper :laugh: :laugh:

    Soon, landscapers will be calling landscapers to cut each others grass just to give eachother some business.:)
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Congrats to the Kid. Sounds like he is on his way to a nice business owner someday.:clapping:
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    i wish i had 35 lawns in one neighborhood
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I wish the kid lived in my hood. $50/month I'd hire him.
  5. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    well yeah that too i would hire him and i wouldnt have to do mine but i dont want to be a hypocit i was just on another thread yesterday critizing someone for having another lco cut their own lawn
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    really, I'd seriously consider it. The crew did my yard last week, and scalped three areas of new sod, all in an area < 500 ft2. :rolleyes:

    Although, I have a feeling it won't happen again.:hammerhead:

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